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 overview, first billed only:
Ray Schmidt
Walter D. Saxel
Freda Schmidt
Kurt Shendler
Mrs. Dole
Doris Lloyd ...
Corinne Saxel - Walter's Wife
Richard Saxel - Walter's Son
Beth Saxel - Walter's Daughter
Maude Turner Gordon ...
Mrs. Saxel - Walter's Mother
James Donlan ...
Paul Weigel ...
Adolph Schmidt - Ray's Father
Mrs. Adolph Schmidt
Robert McWade ...
Uncle Felix


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?







Release Date:

30 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Esquina do Pecado  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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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