|Wallace Reid and Geraldine Farrar.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
B&W : Five reels
Produced (directed) by Cecil B. DeMille
Cast: Geraldine Farrar [Carmen], Wallace Reid [Don José], Pedro de Cordoba [Escamillo], William Elmer [Morales], Horace B. Carpenter [Pastia], Jeanie Macpherson [Frasquita], Anita King [Mercedes], Milton Brown [Garcia]
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Photoplay (scenario) by William C. de Mille, from the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée. Art direction by Wilfred Buckland. Assistant director, William Horwitz. Photographed (cinematography) by Alvin Wyckoff, with additional photography by Charles Rosher. Edited by Cecil B. DeMille. Music score prepared under the supervision of S.L. Rothapfel. Presented by Jesse L. Lasky, by arrangement with Morris Gest. / © 4 October 1915 by Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, Incorporated [LU6539]. Previewed in August 1915 in Hollywood, California. Premiered 1 October 1915 at the Boston Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. Released 1 November 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / This was not Farrar’s film debut, but it was released before Maria Rosa (1916) which was shot before this film. The film was rereleased in the USA by [?] Famous Players-Lasky Corporation? on 29 September 1918.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0611.
Survival status: Prints exist in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive (Cecil B. DeMille collection) [35mm nitrate positive]; and in other collections [35mm preservation positives].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Crime: Murder - Dancers - Death: Murder - Jealousy - Spain - Spanish
Listing updated: 18 May 2012.
References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 nn. F1.0610, F1.0611, F1.0643; Ball-Shakespeare pp. 235, 385; Bardèche-History p. 107; Brownlow-Parade pp. 227, 238, 339, 367, 368; Cary-Hollywood p. 82; Cooper-Dark p. 103; Edmonds-BigU p. 57; Tarbox-Lost pp. 212, 219, 220, 235, 241-243, 245, 247; Vermilye-Twenties p. 183; Weinberg-Lubitsch p. 324 : Website-AFI; Website-GEH.
Home video: DVD.