Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 1, 1954

Carmen Jones (Otto Preminger; 20th Century-Fox). The rattle of the cash register does not often serve as the drum roll of social progress. With this picture it may. Otto Preminger's Hollywood version of Billy Rose's Broadway version of Georges Bizet's grand opera seems sure to be a big hit. It also seems likely that the picture will fling somewhat wider the gates of opportunity for Negro entertainers in Hollywood. For in this picture the actors present themselves not merely as racial phenomena but as individuals, and they put across a Carmen that may blister the rear walls of many a movie...

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