The Loves of Carmen (1948)

Director
Charles Vidor

Main cast
Rita Hayworth; Glenn Ford; Ron Randell; Victor Jory; Luther Adler

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
Gypsy Carmen drives men wild in 1820s Spain, especially the dragoon Don Jose.


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