Carmen (1915 Cecil B. DeMille film)

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Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Produced by Jesse L. Lasky
Cecil B. DeMille
Written by William C. DeMille
Based on Carmen 
by Prosper Mérimée
Starring Geraldine Farrar
Music by Hugo Riesenfeld
Samuel L. Rothafel
Cinematography Alvin Wyckoff
Edited by Anne Bauchens
Cecil B. DeMille
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • October 31, 1915 (1915-10-31)
Running time
65 minutes (4512 feet: 5 reels)
Country United States
Language Silent

Carmen is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille.[1] The film is based on the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée. The existing versions of this film appear to be from the re-edited 1918 re-release.[2]


Don Jose, an officer of the law, is seduced by the gypsy girl Carmen, in order to facilitate her clan's smuggling endeavors. Don Jose becomes obsessed, turning to violent crime himself in order to keep the attentions of Carmen.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Carmen". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  2. ^ Higashi, Sumiko (1994). Cecil B. DeMille and American Culture: The Silent Era (University of California Press), p. 217. ISBN 0-520-08557-4. Anne Bauchens' credit as a co-editor on this film is consistent with a 1918 release date for a re-edited version. After Carmen, Bauchens' next editing credit was the 1918 film We Can't Have Everything. The absence of editing credits for Bauchens on DeMille's 1916 and 1917 films would be surprising if the version of Carmen that she edited had been released in 1915.

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