Carrie
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Carrie
Carrie is based on Sister Carrie, a novel by Theodore Dreiser. Dreiser's clumsy, unwieldy prose is streamlined into a neat and precise screenplay by Ruth and Augustus Goetz. Jennifer Jones stars as Carrie, who leaves her go-nowhere small town for the wicked metropolis of Chicago. Here she becomes the mistress of brash traveling salesman Charles Drouet (Eddie Albert), then throws him over in favor of erudite restaurant manager George Hurstwood (Laurence Olivier). Obsessed by Carrie, George steals money from his boss to support her in the manner to which he thinks she is accustomed. Left… More

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"Well-crafted but dry and sentimental adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's controversial novel Sister Carrie."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Based on Theodore Dreiser's novel, William Wyler's melodrama is well directed and well acted, especially by Laurence Olivier."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"remarkable acting, better than Olivier's showier roles in those well-known Shakespearean movies, and not to be missed"
‑ Doug Hennessy, Filmcritic.com
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