Back Street

Back Street

Charles Boyer
Director: Robert Stevenson Cast: Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
, Margaret Sullavan
Margaret Sullavan
, Richard Carlson
Richard Carlson
Robert Stevenson


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Charles Boyer and Margaret Sullavan star in this adaptation of Fannie Hurst's tearjerking novel about a woman who chooses to stand beside a man who cannot marry her. Rae (Margaret Sullavan) is a woman from Ohio who meets a dashing gentleman from out of town, Walter (Charles Boyer). They soon fall for each other, but he's due to leave town shortly. As he's about to leave, he calls her from the ship with a question: there's a minister on board who can marry them. Will she join him? As she dashes to the docks, she meets an old flame, and the delay causes her to miss the boat. Five years later, Rae is in New York City and unexpectedly runs into Walter; assuming that she left him behind intentionally, he married another woman. When he realizes that she still loves him, they begin an affair. Rae is content to live her life as "the other woman" until Walter travels to Europe and neglects to call her when he returns; convinced that their romance is over, Rae goes back to Ohio and agrees to marry Curt (Richard Carlson), who loved her long ago. When Walter discovers that Rae has gone back home, he races to Ohio to reclaim her hand. This was the second film version of Back Street, following a 1932 adaptation starring Irene Dunne and John Boles and preceding a 1961 remake with Susan Hayward and John Gavin.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2014
UPC: 0025192110177
Original Release: 1941
Source: Universal Mod
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 28,241

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Boyer Walter Saxel
Margaret Sullavan Ray Smith
Richard Carlson Curt Stanton
Frank McHugh Ed Porter
Tim Holt Richard Saxel
Esther Dale Mrs. Smith
Frank Jenks Harry Niles
Samuel S. Hinds Felix Darren
Nell O'Day Elizabeth Saxel
Kitty O'Neil Mrs. Dilling
Nella Walker Corinne Saxel
Cecil Cunningham Mrs. Miller
Marjorie Gateson Mrs. Adams
Dale Winter Miss Evans
Peggy Stewart Freda Smith
Walter Catlett Bakeless
Dorothy Granger Bit

Technical Credits
Robert Stevenson Director
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Felix Jackson Screenwriter
Ted Kent Editor
Bruce Manning Producer,Screenwriter
Frank Shaw Producer
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Seward Webb Art Director

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