Solid melodrama. The most compelling thread of it, for me, was the part about the guy who thinks he's a pretty good guy and capable of love and finds out, to his doom, that he was really just rich. Without the money, he's got no cards in his hand and no heart for bluffing. Some of it feels inexorable and even excruciating, but there are other parts where you can feel the screenwriter introducing a stroke here or there of unbelievably bad luck, just stacking the deck mercilessly against this character. For that reason, and for the overbearing score, I didn't love it.
In spite of the intermittent absurdities of the story, Wyler is a formidable director and Jennifer Jones pulls hard on the heartstrings. Whenever the viewer is focused on Carrie, the movie delivers a strong story about making it in a world that is determined to make you pay, one way or another, for the privilege of survival.