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Back Street

1932 1h 33m Drama List
Reviews 53% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Based on Fanny Hurst's classic novel of the star-crossed romance between a prominent married man and an Ohio farm woman. Read More Read Less

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Richard Brody New Yorker Stahl's tensely restrained images match the vast range of expression that Dunne conveys in rapt stillness. Dec 20, 2021 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com This version of Fannie Hurst's potboiler is an extremely well acted melodrama Rated: B+ Jan 2, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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william d Although hampered by some clunky dialogue here and there, it's still a decent enough melodrama. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The best romance movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member version # 1 of 3 of this weepie from frannie hurst Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member based on the fannie hurst book this is the best vesrion so check this one out and skip the remake Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member The opening card of this classic female melodrama sets the sardonic theme wonderfully: "Back in the good 'ole days, before women were given the right to vote..." Of course what follows is a male fantasy rife with ego, domineering, and emotional blackmail all told from the perspective of Dunne's character. In the 'good ole days' before suffrage, she must rely on hand-outs, both financial and emotional, from powerful men to feel as though she has any power herself. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Based on Fanny Hurst's classic novel of the star-crossed romance between a prominent married man and an Ohio farm woman.
Director
John M. Stahl
Producer
Carl Laemmle Jr.
Production Co
Universal/Universal Int
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 33m