At an all-black army camp, civilian parachute marker and “hot bundle” Carmen Jones is desired by many of the men. Naturally, she wants Joe, who’s engaged to sweet Cindy Lou and about to go into pilot training for the Korean War. Going after him, she succeeds only in getting him into the stockade. While she awaits his release, trouble approaches for both of them. Songs from the Bizet opera with modernized lyrics.
Won 2 Golden Globes:
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, Most promising Newcomer - Joe Adams
Nominated for 2 Oscars:
Best Actress in a Leading Role; Best Music, Scoring
Edward L. Ilou
Claude E. Carpenter