Carmen (1926 film)

Carmen is a 1926 French silent drama film directed by Jacques Feyder and starring Raquel Meller, Fred Louis Lerch and Gaston Modot. It is based on Prosper Mérimée's 1845 Seville-set novel Carmen.[1]

Raquel Meller as Carmen
Directed byJacques Feyder
Produced byAlexandre Kamenka
Written byJacques Feyder
Prosper Mérimée (novel)
StarringRaquel Meller
Fred Louis Lerch
Gaston Modot
Music byErnesto Halffter
CinematographyMaurice Desfassiaux
Paul Parguel
Edited byHenriette Caire
Jacques Feyder
Distributed byLes Films Armor
Release date
5 November 1926
Running time
165 minutes
French intertitles

The film's art direction was by Lazare Meerson.


  • Raquel Meller as Carmen
  • Fred Louis Lerch as José Lizarrabengoa
  • Gaston Modot as García 'El Tuerto'
  • Jean Murat as Officier
  • Victor Vina as Le Dancaire
  • Guerrero de Xandoval as Lucas, le picador
  • Charles Barrois as Lillas Pastia
  • Georges Lampin as Contrebandier
  • Raymond Guérin-Catelain as Duc d'El Chorbas
  • Andrée Canti as Une femme
  • Luis Buñuel as Contrebandier chez lillas pastia
  • Pedro de Hidalgo as El Remendado
  • Arthur Duarte
  • Charles Morat as Officier
  • Joaquim Peindo as Guitar player
  • Hernando Vines as Guitar player
  • Roy Wood as Officier anglais


  1. Zanger p.147


  • Zanger, Anat. Film Remakes as Ritual and Disguise: From Carmen to Ripley. Amsterdam University Press, 2006.
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