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
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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 »
You still have time, Carrie. Move on now. Find someone... to love. It's a great experience, Carrie.
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The 2004 DVD version contain the deleted "flophouse" scene never seen by the audience in the US. This sequence was removed at the film release due to the political state of affairs in the US during this era. Chapter 16 contains that scene. See more »
Lawrence Olivier plays a man that's comfortably off in the high society of Chicago at the end of the 19th century. He'll risk everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) for the love of a young lady. Of course, if the young lady is Jennifer Jones then it really makes some sense. The family, the money, the social status... that's nothing compare with that angel face and the ingenuity of a country girl.
"Carrie" is a big time melodrama. If you think that Scarlett O'Hara had a rough time, wait and see the descent into hell of Olivier's character. The journey of Sir Laurence from the days of wine and roses to the misery and the wandering is just overwhelming... (what can you expect of one of the best actors ever??).
Don't you forget your handkerchief!
*My rate: 8/10
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