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Back Street (1941)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  7 February 1941 (USA)
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Pretty Rae Smith and handsome Walter Saxel meet, fall in love and make plans to marry. Unfortunately, their marriage plans get sabotaged when a jealous beau makes Rae miss the ceremony. The... See full summary »

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Frank McHugh ...
Ed Porter
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Richard Saxel
Frank Jenks ...
Harry Niles
Esther Dale ...
Mrs. Smith
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Felix Darren
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Fredda Smith
Nell O'Day ...
Elizabeth Saxel
Kitty O'Neil ...
Mrs. Dilling
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Corinne Saxel
Cecil Cunningham ...
Mrs. Miller
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Adams
Dale Winter ...
Miss Evans
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Pretty Rae Smith and handsome Walter Saxel meet, fall in love and make plans to marry. Unfortunately, their marriage plans get sabotaged when a jealous beau makes Rae miss the ceremony. The two meet many years later in New York, only now Walter is married. Refusing to be shut out of his life, Rae agrees to be Walter's mistress. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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7 February 1941 (USA)  »

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A Esquina do Pecado  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Joan Fontaine was originally cast in the female lead, but was replaced by Margaret Sullavan before shooting began. See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional Scottish music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung by New Year's Eve party revellers
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a real chick flick!!!
6 April 2001 | by (Fredericksburg, Va) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite movie of all times. It makes me cry, laugh, and hope. Rae makes your heart break for her. I never stop hoping that the ending will change. I know thats silly but...hey its a movie! Every woman should see this film if she is considering having an affair with a married man! I love all the versions but this is the best one! The ending just floors me each time I watch it.


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