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  Louis Lerch and Raquel Meller.
Frame enlargement: © La Cinémathèque française;
courtesy Le Giornate del Cinema Muto.
(1926) French
B&W : [?] Ten? reels
Directed by Jacques Feyder

Cast: Raquel Meller [Carmen], Louis Lerch (Fred Louis Lerch) [José Lizarrabengoa], Gaston Modot [García, “El Tuerto”], Charles Barrois [Lillas Pastia], Guerrero de Sandoval (Guerrero de Xandoval) [Lucas, le picador], Raymond Guérin-Catelain [Duc d’El Chorbas], Pedro de Hidalgo [El Remendado], Charles Morat [le officier], Jean Murat [le officier], Roy Wood [le officier Anglais], Luis Buñuel [contrebandier chez Lillas Pastia], Georges Lampin [contrebandier], Victor Vina [la dancaire], Joaquín Peinado (Joaquim Peindo) [a guitar player], Hernando Vines [a guitar player], Andrée Canti [une femme], Arthur Duarte

Films Albatros production; distributed by Les Films Armor. / Produced by Alexandre Kamenka. Scenario by Jacques Feyder, from the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée. Production design by Lazare Meerson and Alexandre Kamenka. Costume design by Marion Camus, Jeanne Lanvin and V. Schoukaieff. Assistant directors, Marcel Silver, Charles Speak, Luis Buñuel and Charles Barrois. Cinematography by Maurice Desfassiaux, Roger Forster and Paul Parguel + [Ibáñez (bullfight scenes)]. Still photography by Michael Powell. Edited by Henriette Caire and Jacques Feyder. Music score by Ernesto Hallfer-Escriche. / Released 5 November 1926./ Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot in Spain. The film was released in Finland on 21 August 1927. The film was released in the USA by Eastern Film Company on 5 May 1928.

Drama: Historical.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Soldiers - Spain - Spanish

Listing updated: 9 June 2010.

References: Bardèche-History pp. 162, 233; Shipman-Cinema p. 93; Weinberg-Lubitsch p. 324 : Website-IMDb.

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