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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 »

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George Hurstwood
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Julie Hurstwood
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Charles Drouet
Basil Ruysdael ...
Mr. Fitzgerald
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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
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Mrs. Meeber - Carrie's Mother
Jacqueline deWit ...
Carrie's Sister Minnie (as Jacqueline de Witt)
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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>

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In 1937, Warner Brothers owned the movie rights to Theodore Dreiser's "Sister Carrie", but Joseph Breen at the Hays Office prohibited the studio from producing a faithful version of the novel. A copy of the letter is available on the University of Pennsylvania's website. See more »

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Carrie Meeber: I should have waited until I met you. But I didn't, and now I'm not free.
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Carrie- She Carried It With Lord Olivier All the Way ****
20 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Superior film with Jennifer Jones and Laurence Olivier. In a way they're reliving author Theodore Dreyser's other great masterpiece "An American Tragedy." In that classic as well as Carrie we see the differences within social classes in the U.S. and how it leads to ultimate ruin.

Laurence Olivier proves he was a genius by giving a restrained, masterful performance as a wealthy man driven to ruin by his unhappy marriage to an embittered Miriam Hopkins and his love for Carrie (Jennifer Jones) who he meets when her beau (Eddie Albert) brings her to the restaurant he manages. Albert more than holds his own in scenes with both Miss Jones and Olivier.

When an embarrassed Olivier walks away from his son who he doesn't wish to be seen by him, it's a similar rejection faced by Barbara Stanwyck in that famous wedding scene of the great "Stella Dallas."

It's still basically the same story with one person making it to the top as their spouse falls. This is a terrifically under-rated film.


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