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Release Date:
31 October 1952 (Finland) See more »
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Plot:
Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Carrie- She Carried It With Lord Olivier All the Way **** See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Laurence Olivier ... George Hurstwood

Jennifer Jones ... Carrie Meeber

Miriam Hopkins ... Julie Hurstwood

Eddie Albert ... Charles Drouet
Basil Ruysdael ... Mr. Fitzgerald

Ray Teal ... 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

Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Meeber - Carrie's Mother
Jacqueline deWit ... Carrie's Sister Minnie (as Jacqueline de Witt)
Harlan Briggs ... Joe Brant
Melinda Plowman ... Little Girl
Donald Kerr ... Slawson's Bartender

Don Beddoe ... Mr. Goodman
John Alvin ... Stage Manager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Smith ... Job Seeker

Frank Wilcox ... Maitre D' (scenes deleted)
Judith Adams ... Bride (uncredited)
Eric Alden ... Bartender (uncredited)
Ben Astar ... Louis the Headwaiter (uncredited)
William Bailey ... Man at Bar (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Older Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... Coachman (uncredited)
Roy Butler ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Bruce Carruthers ... Waiter (uncredited)
Douglas Carter ... Businessman (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Waiter (uncredited)
Cliff Clark ... Policeman (uncredited)
Edward Clark ... Tom - Ticket Agent (uncredited)
James Cornell ... Brakeman (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Host (uncredited)

Royal Dano ... Captain (uncredited)
James Davies ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dulcie Day ... Bride's Mother (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Wine Steward (uncredited)
Harry Denny ... Elderly Man (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Martin Doric ... Maitre D' (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Bride's Father (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Patron at Slawson's (uncredited)
Margaret Field ... Servant Girl (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Mike - Bartender (uncredited)
Robert Foulk ... Sven (uncredited)
Gerry Ganzer ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Bartender (uncredited)
Slim Gaut ... Vagrant (uncredited)
Harper Goff ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Vagrant (uncredited)
Lois Hall ... Lola (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Theatre Cashier (uncredited)
Jim Hayward ... Hirer (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Frank (uncredited)
Frank Pat Henry ... Cabbie (uncredited)
Harry Hines ... Old Floorman at Flophouse (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Boy Friend (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... Farmer (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Waiter at Slawson's (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Cabbie (uncredited)
Elmo Lincoln ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ralph Littlefield ... Vagrant (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Minor Role (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Customer at Slawson's (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Call Boy (uncredited)
Eddie Marr ... Necktie Salesman (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Daria Massey ... Carrie's Sister (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ... Policeman (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
William Meader ... Stage Door Johnny (uncredited)
George Melford ... Patron at Slawson's (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Beer-Drinking Stagehand (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Businessman (uncredited)
Ralph Moody ... Vagrant (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Maid (uncredited)
Herman Nowlin ... Hack Driver (uncredited)
G. Raymond Nye ... Waiter (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Waiter (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
Kenneth Patterson ... Mr. Callan - Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Passerby on Sidewalk (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Chef (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Lunch Wagon Counterman (uncredited)
Allan Ray ... Stage Door Johnny (uncredited)
Jack Roberts ... Vagrant at Hofer's (uncredited)
Raymond Roe ... Boy (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ... Older Waiter at Slawson's (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall ... Clerk (uncredited)
Lester Sharpe ... Mr. Blum - Tailor (uncredited)
Bill Sheehan ... Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
Anitra Sparrow ... Factory Worker (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Matire D' (uncredited)
Julius Tannen ... John (uncredited)
Leon Tyler ... John Connell (uncredited)
Jasper Weldon ... Porter (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Irene Winston ... Anna (uncredited)

Directed by
William Wyler 
 
Writing credits
Theodore Dreiser (novel "Sister Carrie")

Ruth Goetz  &
Augustus Goetz 

Produced by
Lester Koenig .... associate producer
William Wyler .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Raksin 
 
Cinematography by
Victor Milner 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Swink 
 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist: Miss Jones
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Sound Department
Leon Becker .... sound supervisor
John Cope .... sound recordist
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
 
Music Department
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Ruby Raksin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Van Cleave .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David O. Selznick .... actor arrangement: Jennifer Jones
 
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Runtime:
118 min | Germany:117 min (DVD version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video rating) (2005) | USA:Not Rated (extended version) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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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:
Carrie Meeber:I should have waited until I met you. But I didn't, and now I'm not free.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Role Model: Gene Wilder (2008) (TV)See more »

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Carrie- She Carried It With Lord Olivier All the Way ****, 20 August 2009
Author: edwagreen from United States

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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