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Back Street (1941)

89 min - Drama - 7 February 1941
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Based on the bestselling novel by Fannie Hurst (Imitation of Life), Back Street is a quintessential tearjerker in which a couple meets and falls in love but is unable to marry due to impossible circumstances. However, despite their situation, they carry on a lifelong illicit affair until tragedy strikes. Directed by Robert Stevenson, the film also stars Richard Carlson, Tim Holt, Frank McHugh, Esther Dale and Cecil Cunningham.

Director:  Robert Stevenson
Stars:  Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullavan, Richard Carlson, Frank McHugh, Tim Holt, Frank Jenks, Esther Dale, Peggy Stewart, Samuel S. Hinds, Nell O'Day, Nella Walker, Cecil Cunningham, Irving Bacon, Howard C. Hickman, Mary Forbes, Charles Lane, Joseph Crehan, Dick Elliott, Ludwig Stössel, Selmer Jackson

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Based on the bestselling novel by Fannie Hurst (Imitation of Life), Back Street is a quintessential tearjerker in which a couple meets and falls in love but is unable to marry due to impossible circumstances. However, despite their situation, they carry on a lifelong illicit affair until tragedy strikes. Directed by Robert Stevenson, the film also stars Richard Carlson, Tim Holt, Frank McHugh, Esther Dale and Cecil Cunningham.



Genres: Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  7 February 1941

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Universal Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 29 min

Academy Award Nomination

MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic Picture) — Frank Skinner


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