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Back Street (1941)

Approved | | Drama | 7 February 1941 (USA)
Five years after meeting and falling in love with a banker, a willful shop girl decides to become his mistress upon learning he has since gotten married and had a son.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Bruce Manning (screen play), Felix Jackson (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Boyer ... Walter Saxel
Margaret Sullavan ... Ray Smith
Richard Carlson ... Curt Stanton
Frank McHugh ... Ed Porter
Tim Holt ... Richard Saxel
Frank Jenks ... Harry Niles
Esther Dale ... Mrs. Smith
Samuel S. Hinds ... Felix Darren
Peggy Stewart ... Fredda Smith
Nell O'Day ... Elizabeth Saxel
Kitty O'Neil Kitty O'Neil ... Mrs. Dilling
Nella Walker ... Corinne Saxel
Cecil Cunningham ... Mrs. Miller
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Adams
Dale Winter ... Miss Evans
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Esquina do Pecado See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Alfred Hitchcock was considered for directing this film. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Universal Story (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional Scottish music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung by New Year's Eve party revellers
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29 June 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a moment. and its significance. love. and its force who change everything. and the need to respect the rules. one of the films who gives more than the flavor of old fashion cinema. but good performances, seductive - dramatic story, the bitter perspective about chance, choices and sacrifice, the opportunity to come back to a broken dream and the moral lesson who remains the perfect end. a love story who becomes game of memories. at the first sigh, this is all. but only the top of the iceberg. because Charles Boyer seems be perfect as the man looking for the true love. and he has the great gift to be part of beautiful cast who gives to story brilliance and profound roots.


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