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Back Street (1932)

 -  Drama  -  30 December 1932 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ray Schmidt
John Boles ...
Walter D. Saxel
June Clyde ...
Freda Schmidt
George Meeker ...
Kurt Shendler
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Mrs. Dole
Shirley Grey ...
Francine
Doris Lloyd ...
Corinne Saxel - Walter's Wife
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Richard Saxel - Walter's Son
Arletta Duncan ...
Beth Saxel - Walter's Daughter
Maude Turner Gordon ...
Mrs. Saxel - Walter's Mother
Walter Catlett ...
Bakeless
James Donlan ...
Profhero
Paul Weigel ...
Adolph Schmidt - Ray's Father
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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?

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Drama

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30 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Esquina do Pecado  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Ray Schmidt: There isn't one woman in a million who's found happiness in the back street of any man's life.
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Masterful Performance
5 April 2001 | by (Peoria, Illinois) – See 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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