Carrie

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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 broke and disgraced by the ensuing scandal, Carrie deserts George to become an actress. Years later, the conscience-stricken Carrie tries to regenerate George, who has fallen into bum-hood. If Laurence Olivier seems a surprising casting choice in Carrie, try to imagine what the film would have been like had Cary Grant, Paramount's first choice, accepted the role.

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Cast

Laurence Olivier
as George Hurstwood
Miriam Hopkins
as Julie Hurstwood
Eddie Albert
as Charles Drouet
Basil Ruysdael
as Mr. Fitzgerald
Ray Teal
as Allan
Barry Kelley
as Slawson
Sara Berner
as Mrs. Oransky
William Reynolds
as George Hurstwood Jr.
Mary Murphy
as Jessica Hurstwood
Harry Hayden
as O'Brien
Dorothy Adams
as Carrie's mother
Walter S. Baldwin
as Carrie's father
Melinda Plowman
as Little girl
Don Beddoe
as Goodman
Royal Dano
as Captain
James Flavin
as Mike the Bartender
Harry Denny
as Elderly Man
Harlan Briggs
as Joe Brant
A. Ben Astar
as Louis the Headwaiter
Martin Doric
as Maitre D'
Jack Gargan
as Bartender
Eric Alden
as Bartender
Donald Kerr
as Bartender
Jean De Briac
as Wine Steward
Margaret Field
as Servant girl
Jerry James
as Boy Friend
Roy Butler
as Conductor
Anita Sparrow
as Factory Worker
Jay Eaton
as Bride's Father
Charles Halton
as Parson/Factory Foreman
Leon Tyler
as Connell
Ralph Sanford
as Older Waiter
Jim Davies
as Waiter
Harry Hines
as Floor Man
George Melford
as Patrons at Slawson'
Al Ferguson
as Patrons at Slawson'
John Alvin
as Stage manager
Gail Bonney
as Older Chorus Girl
Mike Mahoney
as Call Boy
Bill Sheehan
as Assistant Stage Manager
Sherry Hall
as Theater Cashier
Howard Mitchell
as Businessman
Allan Ray
as Stage Door Johnnies
Daria Massey
as Carrie's Sister
Edward Clark
as Ticket Agent
Jack Roberts
as Bum at Hofer's
Gerry Ganzer
as Showgirl
Billy Sheehan
as Assistant Stage Manager
Charles Smith
as Young Man/Job Seeker
Frank Wilcox
as Maitre 'D
Charles McAvoy
as Policeman
Cliff Clark
as Policeman
Paul E. Burns
as Coachman
Edward J. Man
as Necktie Salesman
Stuart Holmes
as Restaurant patron
Franklyn Farnum
as Restaurant Patron
James Cornell
as Brakeman
Franklin Farnum
as Restaurant Patron
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