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Classic drama starring Laurence Olivier. Carrie (Jennifer Jones) is a poor farm girl who follows her dreams to Chicago in the 1890s, only to find a world of gruelling, low-paid factory work. Determined to improve her lot, she attaches herself to a more successful man, until she meets the suave, elegant - and married - Hurstwood (Olivier). Helping her rob her husband's restaurant business, Hurstwood and Carrie escape to New York. But the consequences of their crime will soon overtake them, shattering their lives forever.
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Another notable moment occurs when George, having obtained the "dishwasher" workslip, pauses as a train passes by overhead. Notice how the noise underlines his descent into misery. Also, as he moves into a rougher neighbourhood, the streets become noisier, & voices more raucous & harsh.
After George returns to Chicago after a "non-meeting" with his son, the fact that Carrie has left is underlined by the way the flat "sounds" empty.
What of the visual representation? While at Fitzgerald`s George looks very elegant. Then, as head-waiter he is smart, but not so spruce. Later, he does not wear a collar & begins to neglect shaving, until finally we see his complete degeneration in the doss-house.
One strange aspect of his character is shown when he has three opportunities to improve his situation: one, with the proposed financial settlement-however,as this would have meant he & Carrie continuing to "live in sin" & given the social atmosphere of the early 1900`s this would not have been fair on the girl- secondly, when he goes to visit his son, but turns away, and finally when Carrie offers help; instead he refuses & the picture comes to its tragic conclusion. The actors play their roles wonderfully, although Miriam Hopkins is inclined to overdo the "hard lady" act. Altogether a great film, wonderfully directed by William Wyler. Certainly it has an interesting parallel with "Camille", referred to in the movie.
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A rather dull film that sees Laurence Olivier down and out in a homeless shelter. He plays a pathetic character with very little redeeming qualities. Read morePublished on 2 July 2014 by Samuel Barber
A really good film and so sad at the end. Laurence Olivier is wonderful as always. Well worth seeing xxPublished on 29 Jun. 2013 by norah piccaro