Dorothy Dandridge delivers a star-making performance in the title role, as a femme fatale who seduces a handsome soldier (Harry Belafonte), setting in motion a classic tale of betrayal and jealousy. With the music of Georges Bizet and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, this musical feast sets the screen on fire with passion.
**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
Cast & Crew
Otto Preminger has transferred it to the screen with taste and imagination in an opulent production.
Impeccably liberal in its time, the film has not aged gracefully, although Dorothy Dandridge's performance in the lead remains a testimony to a black cinema that might have been.