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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? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Ray Schmidt: I know myself so well - it's all the way or zero with me.
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Back Street review
18 April 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

A vivacious young woman passes up herself chance of happiness with a reliable but unexciting man to live in the shadow of her lover, a successful but thoughtless businessman. A weepy melodrama that fails to work on our emotions due to a lack of chemistry between the two leads. Dunne's character doesn't seem the type to throw away her life on a man whose position (unconvincingly) means he is unable to declare his love for her, while Boles seems to be enjoying the best of both worlds rather than enduring the life of emotional frustration that he's supposed to be


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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