Carmen is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The film is based on the novella Carmen by Prosper Mérimée. The existing versions of this film appear to be from the re-edited 1918 re-release.


Don José, an officer of the law, is seduced by the gypsy girl Carmen, in order to facilitate her clan's smuggling endeavors. Don José becomes obsessed, turning to violent crime himself in order to keep her attention.

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    contentLocation Spain
    director Cecil B. DeMille
    editor Anne Bauchens
    genre drama romance
    keywords gypsy girl obsess smuggle turn
    musicBy Hugo Riesenfeld
    producer Jesse L. Lasky
    productionCompany Jesse L. Lasky
    publisher Paramount Pictures
    theme silent