Carmen Jones

Synopsis: At an all-black army camp, civilian parachute maker and "hot bundle" Carmen Jones is desired by many of the men. Naturally, she wants Joe, who's engaged to sweet Cindy Lou and about to go into pilot training for the Korean War. Going after him, she succeeds only in getting him into the stockade. While she awaits his release, trouble approaches for both of them. Songs from the Bizet opera with modernized lyrics.
Director(s): Otto Preminger
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations.
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105 min

Send along another load

And win that war, win that war

One more to go and then one more

One more to go and then one more

One more to go, one more to go

Send them along and win that war

Send them along, send them along

Send them along, send them along?

Hey, you!

- Me?

- Your ID.

My which?

Oh, I ain't here to work.

- NoWhat for, then?

- I'm looking for a corporal named...

You can't go in to see a general

without proper identification.

- You've gotta have a pass.

- Well, where do I get one?

From the security officer.

- Where's he?

- Securing himself, in Washington.

Your corporal will be a brigadier

time he gets back here.

Lift 'em up and put 'em down

Lift 'em up and put 'em down

Mark time

and lift your tootsies

Six inches off the ground

Lift 'em up and put 'em down

Marching all around the town

Company, squads right

That means turn around!

Wish that I was 21

- Squad, hup!

- Old enough to tote a gun

I'd go and be a soldier

They're the ones that have the fun

Wish I was a bugle man

Playing in the army band

I'd blow until I bust it

Playing in the army band?

Glad you could find the time

to join us.

Hope we didn't inconvenience you,


Joe! Joe!

Wipe that smile off your face.

Fall in!

All guard, present arms!

Present arms!

All guard, order arms!

All guard, file!

At ease!

- Cindy Lou!

- Surprised to see me?

You can say that again.

Oh, Joe, I know

I ain't smart like you,

but if the way I feel makes up

for it, then I's way ahead.

- How you been, honey?

- Missin' you. My ma said...

- She all right?

- Uh-huh.

When I got your letter, she say

"Cindy Lou, you go see Joe off."

Woulda come anyway.

Hey, hey! Going to flying school's

nothin' to cry about.

Either got to cry...

or bust!

I'm so proud of you.

Come onto this side of the fence

and tell me that.

- Can't.

- Why not?

- Got no pass.

- Just you watch.

Joe, don't get into trouble

on account of me!

I never saw trouble look better.

Hey, Corporal! Pass that civilian.

- You're the Joe she's looking for?

- Nobody else.

- Why didn't you say you're his gal?

- All the way.

Then you're responsible.

All the way.

Hey, Dave!

Put away my gear for me, will ya?


Congratulations, Corporal.

That Air Corps was smart in picking

you for officers' flying school.


- Hi, Carmen.

- Hi.

Well, get a load of

this hip-swinging floozy

rolling around to work

in time for lunch.

Hey, puss.

You make sounds I don't like.

I'm telling the foreman

you was late again.

You do that and I'll scratch out

the one good eye you got left.

Hey, Carmen. How about going to

Pastor's with me tonight?

I can dance those other guys

right off the floor.

T- Bone, you too little and too late.

I don't waste no time. Dig me, baby?

Wastin' your time right now,


The wind's blowing

in another direction.

Ain't no use arguin'

with the wind.

Hey, how about going out with me

tonight instead of playing the field?

Yeah, Carmen. Pick out one.

That'll release the rest of 'em.

I won't pick out a man

And he won't pick out me

It don't go dat way

You can't ever know

Where your crazy heart

Wants to go

Love's a baby dat grows up wild

And he don't do

what you want him to

Love ain't nobody's ngel child

And he won't pay any mind to you

One man gives me his diamond stud

And I won't give him a cigarette

One man treats me like I was mud

And all I got, dat man can get

Love's a baby

that grows up wild...

Dat's love

- He don't do what you want him to

- Dat's love

- Love ain't nobody's ngel child

- Dat's love

- And he won't pay any mind to you

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Harry Kleiner

Harry Kleiner (September 10, 1916 Tiflis, Russia – October 17, 2007 Chicago, Illinois) was a Russian-born American screenwriter and producer best known for his films at 20th Century Fox. more…

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