Back Street Poster

Release Date: 1941

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
In turn-of-the-century Cincinnati, vibrant shop girl Ray Smith (Margaret Sullavan) falls in love with banker Walter Saxel (Charles Boyer), who is engaged to a socially prominent woman. Inadvertently prevented from running away with Walter, Ray remains single but reunites with him five years later. Despite Walter being married and having a son, Ray becomes his mistress, and over the years suffers social ostracism and long stretches of solitude while waiting for their brief interludes together.

Cast: Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullavan, Richard Carlson, Frank McHugh, Tim Holt, Frank Jenks, Esther Dale, Samuel S. Hinds

Director: Robert Stevenson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: Pursuit, Melodramatic, New York City, Moving, Son, Wife


Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic Picture)