Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 30, 1952

Carrie (Paramount) brings Theodore Dreiser's massive, muddy, turn-of-the-century novel, Sister Carrie, to the screen for the first time* in a polished, rather tidied-up movie version. The film is generally faithful to Dreiser's story about Carrie Meeber (Jennifer Jones), an innocent farm girl who comes to Chicago in 1898 and gets involved with two men: Charles Drouet (Eddie Albert), a good-natured traveling salesman with whom she lives, and George Hurstwood (Laurence Olivier), a prosperous restaurant manager who gives up family and career for her, and ends up a bum and a suicide.

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