Following the plot of the opera, "Carmen," this story follows the wild gypsy's adventures as a siren and bandit. Carmen (Rita Haywor...更多>
: [Jose's watch chimes] Well, not only is he beautiful, but music comes out of him. Don José Lizarabengoa: It's just a watch. It chimes. Carmen García: Aw, too bad. I thought for a minute you had wonderful possibilities. Don José Lizarabengoa: I'm Jose Lizarbengoa. Just arrived in Seville, señorita. Carmen García: Señorita? Me [She laughs] Carmen García: You have just arrived in Seville! Carmen García: [a bride and groom just walk out of a church] [to Jose] Carmen García: Look at them. The bride. They paide their last peseta to get rid of her. But it was worth it. The bride. She'll hate him, but she'll cling to him like a leach. There's a payo wife for you. And the fine groom. In a week, he will be beating her. There's a payo marriage for you. Woman with Broom: [a woman was listening on the stairs] Shut up, you! You talk that way because nobody would marry a Gypsy like you. Carmen García: No? I could marry any man in Seville I wanted to. But I'd rather be dead, do you hear? I'd rather be dead than be the stale wife of a spiritless payo! [the wedding party passes, and Carmen calls out to the groom] Carmen García: Ah, Manuelito! Remember me, little pig of a payo? I told you she'd catch you! Little estúpido! [the bride tries to go over and fight Carmen, but her husband holds her back. And Carmen throws an orange at her] Woman: Dirty Gypsy trash! Bride's Mother: She's a disgrace to the town. Bride: She laughed at my wedding and made dirty remarks at my Manuelito. Bride's Mother: [Carmen spits at her. The bride's mother slaps her, and Carmen pushes her, knocking over a jar of milk] Did you see what she did? Bride: And the milk! See what she's done to the milk? Carmen García: I spit in you milk! [Spits] Carmen García: And the milk of your old turtle of a mother! [Spits] Carmen García: And at the poor excuse of a woman who married Manuelito! [Spits] Bride: Who did he marry, huh? Me! Not you, Gypsy garbage! Nobody would! Carmen García: [She is trying to convince Don Jose to let her escape] I run very fast. You should see me run. I have very good legs. [She pulls up her skirt to expose her legs] Carmen García: See what good legs I have, little soldier, for running. [the men all gawk at her. She pushes Don Jose into the other soldiers and escapes from them] Don José Lizarabengoa: What are those Gypsies doing here? Old Man:
They've come to entertain. The colonel sent his own carriage after them. When he gives a party, he does things handsomely. I'll say that for him.