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|
by Prosper Mérimée
|Music by||Hugo Riesenfeld
Samuel L. Rothafel
|Edited by||Anne Bauchens
Cecil B. DeMille
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|65 minutes (4512 feet: 5 reels)|
Carmen is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. 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.
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.
- Geraldine Farrar as Carmen
- Wallace Reid as Don Jose
- Pedro de Cordoba as Escamillo
- Horace B. Carpenter as Pastia
- William Elmer as Morales
- Jeanie Macpherson as Gypsy girl
- Anita King as Gypsy girl
- Milton Brown as Garcia
- Tex Driscoll
- Raymond Hatton as Spectator at Bullfight (uncredited)
- The House That Shadows Built (1931 promotional film released by Paramount)
- "Progressive Silent Film List: Carmen". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- 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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