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Release Date:
31 October 1952 (Finland) See more »
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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 nominations See more »
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The Hollywood studio system at its finest See more (35 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)

Frank Baker ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Ray Beltram ... Vagrant (uncredited)

Edward Biby ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Gail Bonney ... Older Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Man Reading Newspaper (uncredited)

Chet Brandenburg ... Passerby (uncredited)
Joseph Bryan ... Waiter (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)
Joe Gilbert ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Harper Goff ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Kit Guard ... Vagrant (uncredited)

Lois Hall ... Lola (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Theatre Cashier (uncredited)

Stuart Hall ... Bar Patron (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)

Jimmie Horan ... Passerby (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Boy Friend (uncredited)

Michael Jeffers ... Vendor (uncredited)

Jack Kenny ... Vagrant (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... Farmer (uncredited)

Ethan Laidlaw ... Waiter at Slawson's (uncredited)

Nolan Leary ... Cabbie (uncredited)

Elmo Lincoln ... Minor Role (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 McLure ... 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)
Fred Rapport ... Waiter (uncredited)
Allan Ray ... Stage Door Johnny (uncredited)
Jack Roberts ... Vagrant at Hofer's (uncredited)
Raymond Roe ... Boy (uncredited)
Clark Ross ... Customs Agent (uncredited)

Ralph Sanford ... Older Waiter at Slawson's (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Waiter (uncredited)

Jeffrey Sayre ... Restaurant Patron (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:
Argentina:13 | 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 »
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21 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
The Hollywood studio system at its finest, 15 February 2002
Author: jandesimpson from United Kingdom

At a time when many cineasts are beginning to respond to the beauties of Powell and Pressburger's "Gone to Earth", Wyler's "Carrie", that other most underrated masterpiece, continues to attract too little appreciative attention. It is not difficult to see why insofar that its depressing subject material is incompatible with audience expectations of its genre, Hollywood studio romanticism. It has a hero who slides into despair and degradation whilst the heroine succeeds in her chosen profession as an aspiring actress. Women who take their handkerchiefs to the cinema have always seemed indifferent to the film: indeed the only admirers I have personally found have been male, possibly identifying with the debonaire restaurateur, Hurstwood (magnificently played by Laurence Olivier), sowing the seeds of his downfall through human weakness which destroys everything except his innate dignity. Had the film been set in its own period (mid 20th century) and directed by, say, a De Sica or Kurosawa, we might still be talking about it. Instead it is set shortly after the beginning of the century, a transitional period when the romantic past was rapidly being overcome by the grainy realism of a new mechanised age. However, far from being weakened by the genre conventions of a highly romantic approach,the superbly crafted direction by William Wyler, photography perfectly composed by Victor Milner and a wonderfully lyrical score by David Raksin are elements that serve to enhance the material. They never sentimentalise it, somehow proving that when as here the Hollywood romantic cinema was given a really mature theme and text, it could, in the hands of some of its greatest craftsmen, be responsible for producing a work of the highest cinematic art.

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