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Back Street (1932)

Passed | | Drama | 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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ray Schmidt
... Walter D. Saxel
... Freda Schmidt
... Kurt Shendler
... Mrs. Dole
... Francine
... Corinne Saxel - Walter's Wife
... Richard Saxel - Walter's Son
... Beth Saxel - Walter's Daughter
Maude Turner Gordon ... Mrs. Saxel - Walter's Mother
... Bakeless
James Donlan ... Profhero
Paul Weigel ... Adolph Schmidt - Ray's Father
... Mrs. Adolph Schmidt
... 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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30 December 1932 (USA)  »

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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: I know myself so well - it's all the way or zero with me.
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Masterful Performance
5 April 2001 | by 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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