Famed soprano Geraldine Farrar proves she doesn’t need her pipes to be an impressive Carmen. Wallace Reid, in an uncharacteristically dark role, expands his acting chops as a deranged Don Jose.
Director Cecil B. DeMille’s take on the familiar story is sharp, sassy and lean. (Brother William de Mille wrote the adaptation.) It looks great and is a blast to watch. Especially fun to show to people who have never experienced silents at their sassiest, they are in for a treat!
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.The expected murder-in-a-fit-of-jealous-rage occurs. Poor Carmen.
If it were a dessert it would be: Black Pepper Mango Sorbet. A beloved classic treat with a spicy kick.
Availability: Released on DVD by Flicker Alley.