Back Street

1961

Back Street

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Movie Info

In this tear-jerking drama, two star-crossed lovers who are married to other people carry on an affair for more than thirty years. Susan Heyward, John Gavin, and Vera Miles star in this glitzy costumed version helped by models from Harper's Bazaar.

Cast

Susan Hayward
as Rae Smith
John Gavin
as Paul Saxon
Vera Miles
as Liz Saxon
Virginia Grey
as Janey nee Smith
Charles Drake
as Curt Stanton
Tammy Marihugh
as Caroline Saxon
Robert Eyer
as Paul Saxon
Natalie Schafer
as Mrs. Evans
Doreen McLean
as Miss Hatfield
Alex Gerry
as Mr. Venner
Karen Norris
as Mrs. Penworth
Hayden Rourke
as Charley Claypole
Hayden Rorke
as Charley Claypole
Mary Lawrence
as Marge Claypole
Joe Cronin
as Airport Clerk
Ted Thorpe
as Hotel Clerk
Joseph Mell
as Proprietor
Dick Kallman
as Sailor at USO
Lilyan Chauvin
as Paris Airport Employee
Richard Eyer
as Paul Saxon Jr.
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Audience Reviews for Back Street

  • Nov 10, 2008
    Lavish but emotionally empty. Susan is always worth watching, Vera Miles is wonderfully malevolent but Gavin is a tree and hurts the picture fatally, if you want to see the story told correctly watch the Margaret Sullavan/Charles Boyer version but if you just want to luxuriate in jewels, furs and beautiful people this one's for you.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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