Synopsis: Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's husband takes almost all of her pay for room and board. Then she injures a finger and is fired. This is the 1890s. Charles Drouet, a salesman she met on the train, comes to her rescue, invites her to dine at Fitzgerald's where the manager George Hurstwood sends over a bottle of champagne. Stay in Drouet's apartment. He will be on the road 10 days. When she leaves the apartment many months later -- on a train bound for New York -- her traveling companion is Hurstwood. Why is he in such a hurry?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): William Wyler
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 nominations.
118 min

- Hello, Meeber.

- Morning, Tom.

I wanna buy a ticket to Chicago.

- You going to Chicago?

- Not me. Another one of my girls.

- Round trip?

- No. One-way.

Goodbye, Mama.

- Goodbye, Papa.

- Goodbye, Carrie.

- Say goodbye to sister Carrie.

- Bye, Carrie.

Goodbye, Maudie.

Remember the things we said.

All aboard.

Let me help you with that.

- Thank you.

- Welcome.

Were you visiting in Columbia City?

- I live there.

- No.

Why, you look like you just

stepped right off Michigan Boulevard.

Did they tell you not to talk

to strangers?

Everybody's a stranger

till you meet them.

Almost got run over, didn't you?

Allow me to introduce myself.

"Drouet." My father was French.

Charles S. Drouet.

S for smiles. Charlie to his friends.

That's engraved.

That's nothing. Forget it.

Rub your thumb over that. Go ahead.

Keep it. I got plenty of them.

Stick it in your bureau mirror with the

dance programmes, picture postcards.

Hey, let me show you a trick

I learned my first year on the road.

Minnie, my sister, went to Chicago

without knowing a soul.

Then she met Sven.

He's in the stockyards.

And they got married.

Now she's got a little boy

and a flat with gas and running water.

- Did all right, huh?

- Yes. You should see her letters.

And you're off to do the same, huh?

I can do better than Minnie.

I went through school.

Yeah. And looking like you do

ain't gonna hurt any.

South Chicago.

That's not us. That's the slums.

It's South Chicago.

- It's where they told me to get off.

- I don't know where you live.

Goodbye, Mr Drouet.

Here you are, Sven.

Hello, Gussie.

I walked home, La Salle Street.

If it was to save the fare, you shouldn't.

I told you you could take it out

of the board money.

- You'll scrub the skin off.

- I wish I could.

Minnie, I hate my job.

I could be there 100 years

and never have anything to show for it.

I can't even buy a coat for winter.

I haven't got what to stake you. If you

want a stake, you gotta work for it.

But no matter what you make,

I gotta have $5 board money.

They're always stacked high

in front of you. Keep it moving.

The light's so bad I can't see my fingers.

Do you want to give up your machine?

Take your foot off the pedal,

you fool!

Hold it there.

Don't try to get it out. Don't pull.

Turn that wheel slow.

All right. There it is.

Just went through the nail.

Everybody back to your machines.

Nothing serious.

Wash the dirt off that

and take the day off.

- Stop at my desk on the way out.

- Yes, sir.

It ain't a bad one, Carrie.

Here's a dollar. A whole day's pay.

You can keep the change.

Sign this release.

Make an X if you can't write.

I'll let you know when to come back.

- You don't know where I live.

- I'll find out.

Hey, you, come over here.

- Have you got an apron?

- Yes, sir.

Follow me.

Want me to take you home?

How can I go home? I'm fired.

I've gotta find another job right away.

Thank you, Anna.

- He's coming right down.

- Thank you.

Oh, I know my apples

But, girlie, you're a peach

Oh, hello. Hello, Sally.


Where you been keeping yourself?

- At my sister's.

- That a fact?

I've been thinking about you, Sally,

but I've been busier than a scalded dog.

- My name's Carrie. Carrie Meeber.

- Well, of course, Carrie.

- I just wanted to see if you knew.

- Mr Drouet...

Charlie's the name,

charm's the game. What's up?

Would there be work in your company?

- For you?

- Yes. I lost my job this morning.

No, they don't hire girls.

I've been all over the city.

I just can't find anything.

You look pretty whipped, Carrie.

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Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (; August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school. His novels often featured main characters who succeeded at their objectives despite a lack of a firm moral code, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency. Dreiser's best known novels include Sister Carrie (1900) and An American Tragedy (1925). more…

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