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Helmed by legendary director Cecil B. DeMille and loosely based on the Prosper Mérimée novella, this early silent drama concerns hot-blooded gypsy Carmen (Geraldine Farrar) and her attempts to seduce Don Jose (Wallace Reid), a lawman sent to thwart a gang of illegal smugglers in Spain. Carmen’s plan backfires when Don Jose’s passion for the gypsy girl escalates into a jealous rage as she spurns him for her bullfighter beau, Escamillo (Pedro de Cordoba), with tragic results.
Initial release: October 31, 1915
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Geraldine Farrar, Wallace Reid, Pedro de Cordoba