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      Carrie

      Released Jul 17, 1952 1h 58m Drama List
      71% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 58% Audience Score 500+ Ratings When beautiful young Carrie Meeber (Jennifer Jones) travels from her small hometown to Chicago in the 1890s, she meets well-off traveling salesman Charles Drouet (Eddie Albert) on the train. When she loses her job in a sweatshop, she reconnects with the smitten Drouet and, scandalously, becomes his mistress. When Drouet's friend George Hurstwood (Laurence Olivier) falls in love with her, complications ensue. William Wyler directs this adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie." Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Manny Farber The Nation One has the feeling that the director is working with material that is as heavy and dignified as a Steinway grand inlaid with precious stones. Sep 15, 2021 Full Review Virginia Graham The Spectator The direction, as might be expected, is as polished as ebony, occasionally lingering a little too long perhaps to suck the substance out of a scene, but never pausing to philosophise or preach. The story is told simply and well. Jun 29, 2020 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine Expertly directed by William Wyler, and the skilled cast includes Laurence Olivier in a finely shaded portrayal of a middle-aged man whose passion is his doom. Oct 30, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Well-crafted but dry and sentimental adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's controversial novel Sister Carrie. Rated: C+ Sep 4, 2009 Full Review David Kaplan Kaplan vs. Kaplan Rated: 5/5 Mar 1, 2008 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Based on Theodore Dreiser's novel, William Wyler's melodrama is well directed and well acted, especially by Laurence Olivier. Rated: B Jul 4, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Despite the cast I was hoping for a bucket of blood and Hopkins to become a deranged mother. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/23/24 Full Review StephenPaul C The greatest 01 hour: and 58 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/07/23 Full Review zaur k If you compare with the book "Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser it's really different story, especially you can spot it from middle of film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member If you read the book you will unfortunately be disappointed. Hurstwood is given to much sympathy and is portrayed as a much more honest guy than in the book. Additionally Carrie than is portrayed as truly being in love with Hurstwood which is not the case either. Actually gushing for him in the movie, very Hollywood spin on what was such a much more thoughtful and realistic Midwestern woman. There were no children except teenage & adult ones in the book however there were kids in the movie. Millie, her sister, had a kid, neighbors in both cities have kids Carrie engages with, Carrie even gets pregnant and then miscarried. Not sure if it was done like that because of the 1950's when the movie was made, but really takes away from the story losing focus on the selfish side of it. I missed that they removed anything about Montreal, Mrs Vance, Lola and Ames from the movie entirely. I think someone should remake it now closer to the book. It would be relevant since Dreiser had such great insight to the human cause and the inner workings of the human mind. It would be great to see with a narrator so you get all the inner dialogue of the characters. The actors did a fine job with what they were given. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member The best romance movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Underrated. Incredible performance from Olivier. One of his best Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When beautiful young Carrie Meeber (Jennifer Jones) travels from her small hometown to Chicago in the 1890s, she meets well-off traveling salesman Charles Drouet (Eddie Albert) on the train. When she loses her job in a sweatshop, she reconnects with the smitten Drouet and, scandalously, becomes his mistress. When Drouet's friend George Hurstwood (Laurence Olivier) falls in love with her, complications ensue. William Wyler directs this adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie."
      Director
      William Wyler
      Producer
      William Wyler
      Screenwriter
      Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 17, 1952, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 58m
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