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George Hurstwood
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Julie Hurstwood
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Charles Drouet
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Mr. Fitzgerald
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Allen - Bondsman
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Slawson
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Mrs. Oransky
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George Hurstwood, Jr. (as William Regnolds)
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Jessica Hurstwood
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O'Brien
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Factory Foreman
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Mr. Meeber - Carrie's Father
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Mrs. Meeber - Carrie's Mother
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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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31 October 1952 (Finland)  »

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Destino de dos vidas  »

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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 »

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George Hurstwood: You still have time, Carrie. Move on now. Find someone... to love. It's a great experience, Carrie.
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Mixed Bag
16 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

In this adaptation of a Dreiser novel, a small-town girl in the 19th century goes to Chicago and becomes involved with a married man. Given the time in which it was made, the film is surprising frank in dealing with adultery. While it boasts fine cinematography, this is a rare misfire for Wyler, mainly due to an uninspiring script. After a good start, it turns into a soap opera that drags on far too long. Jones is well-cast in the title role while Olivier appears somewhat aloof as the married man who falls for her. Olivier's character is meant to be tragic but is pathetic instead. Albert turns in a fine performance as a smarmy traveling salesman who makes the move on Jones.


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