Back Street

A story that will grip you with its powerful emotional appeal written by one of America's foremost novelists... A picture with an amazing cast of star players

93 min     6     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.


CinemaSerf wrote:
Irene Dunne ("Rae") gives a strong performance here as a woman who sacrifices her first love so she can help her step-sister. Many years later, she encounters the successful, married "Walter Saxel" (John Boles) again and they embark on an affair. The plot is simple, and probably rather racy for the early 1930s, but the two stars with some help from Zasu Pitts create a character-driven romantic drama with a sense of kindness and affection belied in the rather poor title. Maybe a touch too long, the story certainly takes a bit too long to get up a head of steam, but it's well worth a watch if you get a chance.