Carmen Jones

1954, Not rated, 89 min. Directed by Otto Preminger. Starring Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey, Roy Glenn, Diahann Carroll and Brock Peters.

Paramount Summer Classic Film Series: Part of the series celebrating Black excellence in film, this adaptation of the Broadway hit featured a remarkable performance from Dorothy Dandridge, who became the first Black actress to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. The only Black actress to win thus far is Halle Berry, for 2001's Monster's Ball. Read a full review of Carmen Jones.
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