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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:
Magnificent film featuring Laurence Olivier's best film performance. See more (34 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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:
Though based on Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie," the movie was released simply as "Carrie" because the studio feared audiences would think "Sister Carrie" was the story of a nun.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...
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26 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Magnificent film featuring Laurence Olivier's best film performance., 16 August 2001
Author: David Atfield (bits@alphalink.com.au) from Canberra, Australia

This is a superb film, directed with great style by William Wyler. A tough film for romantics, it's about how following your heart will not always lead to living "happily ever after". A very mature film about becoming middle-aged but still yearning for romance - and a very uncompromising film in which love and forgiveness are sometimes just not enough. An unusual film to come out of Hollywood in the Fifties, it now emerges as one of the finest American films of that period.

Jennifer Jones, Eddie Albert and Miriam Hopkins all deliver top-notch performances - subtle, believable, multi-dimensional and real. Hopkins remains one of the most under-rated of all Hollywood stars - her reputation sadly damaged by her real-life feud with Bette Davis. But she was a brilliant actress. Jones looks stunning, and portrays her character's development from naivety to worldliness with intelligence and strength. Albert is likeable, but also quite menacing, as her salesman lover.

But towering above all is the great Laurence Olivier, in what I venture to say is his best screen performance. As the ageing restauranter who finds true love too late, he gives an unbearably moving performance. His astonishing physical transformations match perfectly his character's downward fortunes - but there is also a complete truth to his emotion here. One wonders how much he was drawing on his own tragic marriage to Vivien Leigh to find that truth.

This is a ten star film.

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