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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:
Irene Dunne ... Ray Schmidt
John Boles ... Walter D. Saxel
George Meeker ... Kurt Shendler
Zasu Pitts ... Mrs. Dole (as Za Su Pitts)
June Clyde ... Freda Schmidt
William Bakewell ... Richard Saxel - Walter's Son
Arletta Duncan ... Beth Saxel - Walter's Daughter
Doris Lloyd ... Corinne Saxel - Walter's Wife
Paul Weigel Paul Weigel ... Adolph Schmidt - Ray's Father
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Adolph Schmidt
Shirley Grey ... Francine
James Donlan James Donlan ... Profhero
Walter Catlett ... Bakeless
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 »

Company Credits

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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Trivia

Footage featuring Paul Fix as June Clyde's boyfriend Hugo Hack was deleted. See more »

Quotes

Ray Schmidt: Most of them think they can have me without marrying me.
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Masterful Performance
5 April 2001 | by jlanders13See all my reviews

This is one of Irene Dunne's finest performances and proves that even a soapbox opera can be engaging when a performance is so real it's uncanny. Her performance is almost overshadowed by the humaness and irony of the plot. I highly recommend this movie.


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