MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 15,890 this week

Carrie (1952)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 1,405 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 20 critic

Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's husband takes almost all of her pay for room and board. Then she injures a finger and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 22 May 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 14 Feb 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Carrie" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Carrie (1952)

Carrie (1952) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Carrie.
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix
The Heiress (1949)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Glen, Hal and Sam are three escaped convicts who move in on and terrorize a suburban household.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy
Drama | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins
The Love Trap (1929)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: William Wyler
Stars: Laura La Plante, Neil Hamilton, Robert Ellis
Glamour (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A married chorus girl falls in love with a composer.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Paul Lukas, Constance Cummings, Phillip Reed
Hell's Heroes (1929)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When four men rob a bank, one is killed and the other three escape into the desert where they lose their horses in a storm. Finding a woman who gives birth, they are made godfathers only to... See full summary »

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Charles Bickford, Raymond Hatton, Fred Kohler
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Boy who thought his father a war hero finds he was really a deserter.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Tom Brown, Slim Summerville, Richard Cromwell
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mirabel wins a $5,000 lottery which will enable her to live like a queen in New York. There she meets Sandro, a bellboy who is really a prince, so she does get to be a queen after all.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Francis Lederer, Frances Dee, Benita Hume
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A camp butcher on an Albany night boat dreams of the South Seas.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Slim Summerville, Zasu Pitts, Una Merkel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
George Hurstwood
...
...
Julie Hurstwood
...
Charles Drouet
Basil Ruysdael ...
Mr. Fitzgerald
...
Allen - Bondsman
Barry Kelley ...
Slawson
Sara Berner ...
Mrs. Oransky
William Reynolds ...
George Hurstwood, Jr. (as William Regnolds)
Mary Murphy ...
Jessica Hurstwood
Harry Hayden ...
O'Brien
Charles Halton ...
Factory Foreman
Walter Baldwin ...
Mr. Meeber - Carrie's Father
...
Mrs. Meeber - Carrie's Mother
Jacqueline deWit ...
Carrie's Sister Minnie (as Jacqueline de Witt)
Edit

Storyline

Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's husband takes almost all of her pay for room and board. Then she injures a finger and is fired. This is the 1890s. Charles Drouet, a salesman she met on the train, comes to her rescue, invites her to dine at Fitzgerald's where the manager George Hurstwood sends over a bottle of champagne. Stay in Drouet's apartment. He will be on the road 10 days. When she leaves the apartment many months later -- on a train bound for New York -- her traveling companion is Hurstwood. Why is he in such a hurry? Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 October 1952 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Destino de dos vidas  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Laurence Olivier accepted the part of George Hurstwood so he could be in Hollywood at the same time that his emotionally troubled wife Vivien Leigh was making A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) so that he could look after her. See more »

Quotes

George Hurstwood: I've gambled on your loving me. If you don't, Carrie, you must get off
[the train]
George Hurstwood: now.... But, if you do... If you do love me...
See more »

Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Seul le cinéma (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Splendid Recreation of Another Era: Oliver At His Best, Jones Tamped Down To "Real"
24 March 2013 | by (Corning, California) – See all my reviews

This is a curious little sleeper from 1952, a grim, objective look at the upward mobility of a country girl who first adapts to the needs of the men around her, and then moves on to a successful stage career on her own, leaving one of the men in abject poverty.

Today Carrie succeeds not only because of it's splendid recreation of a time, but as one of the few American vehicles where the legendary Laurence Olivier, (who often walked through a character role for the paycheck) performs to his best advantage, evolving from an assured man of the world to a pathetic morsel at the bottom of the heap, a restrained and beautifully measured performance given 13 years later than his dynamic Heathcliff for the same directer in 1939's Wuthering Heights.

Jennifer Jones, too, is a good deal less hysterical and florid than usual; the music score by David Raksin underscores without bombast, and the supporting cast provide excellent contrast. This is definitely not a cheerer-upper, but a picture neatly tuning into it's original author's concerns. It deserves another look, and as time goes by, will be considered one of Wyler's significant contributions.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Scene 16 Wilde_child
carrie laurence oliver fred c dobbs
Name of Waltz in the film? thoroughly_modern_hillry
scene 17 wausau101
I would love the movie if... marga73
Discuss Carrie (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?