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Back Street (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 30 December 1932 (USA)
A woman's love for and devotion to a married man results in her being relegated to the "back streets" of his life.

Director:

John M. Stahl

Writers:

Fannie Hurst (novel), Gladys Lehman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irene Dunne ... Ray Schmidt
John Boles ... Walter D. Saxel
June Clyde ... Freda Schmidt
George Meeker ... Kurt Shendler
Zasu Pitts ... Mrs. Dole
Shirley Grey ... Francine
Doris Lloyd ... Corinne Saxel - Walter's Wife
William Bakewell ... Richard Saxel - Walter's Son
Arletta Duncan ... Beth Saxel - Walter's Daughter
Maude Turner Gordon Maude Turner Gordon ... Mrs. Saxel - Walter's Mother
Walter Catlett ... Bakeless
James Donlan James Donlan ... Profhero
Paul Weigel Paul Weigel ... Adolph Schmidt - Ray's Father
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Adolph Schmidt
Robert McWade ... Uncle Felix
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A woman's love for and devotion to a married man results in her being relegated to the "back streets" of his life.

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Waiting--always waiting--in the shadows of the back streets...longing for the man she loves...asking nothing, receiving nothing--yet content to sacrifice all for him. WHY?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Esquina do Pecado See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Ray Schmidt: I know myself so well - it's all the way or zero with me.
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fine movie...
31 October 2001 | by berengeriaSee all my reviews

I have seen the later versions that were done of this movie, and none compare to this one. Irene Dunne is superb, and brings a lot of depth to her role...you really get to care about her character, and sympathize with her plight.

Only saw this movie once on television years ago, and have not seen it aired since. As far as I can tell, this 1932 movie is not available on tape or dvd at the present time...a real shame, for it certainly needs to be!


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