Back Street (1961)

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In Lincoln, the ambitious aspirant-designer Rae Smith has an incident with a wolf department store businessman and is rescued by the Marine Paul Saxon. They immediately fall in love with ... See full summary »



  • John Gavin and Susan Hayward in Back Street (1961)
  • Susan Hayward in Back Street (1961)
  • Susan Hayward in Back Street (1961)
  • John Gavin and Susan Hayward in Back Street (1961)
  • John Gavin and Susan Hayward in Back Street (1961)
  • John Gavin and Susan Hayward in Back Street (1961)

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11 June 2006 | janmahjong
| Love endures and stays exciting when lovers are unable to be together permanently
I feel a great affinity with Back Street because of the way it shows that a love affair will stay exciting and endure longer because the lovers are only able to be together for short periods of time with long intervals between their meetings. The hum drum aspects of married life never changes their relationship. They are on a perpetual honeymoon. Every time they meet it is exciting and they always look forward to seeing each other. I have often thought that if I had never married my husband and just had a relationship with him like Susan Hayward had with John Gavin over the years I probably would have been happier. She had the best of both possible worlds in my estimation. A wonderful successful career and the knowledge that someone loved her passionately and completely all those years. In addition she could return that love without reservation and enjoy the happiness it gave her to do so. I bet there are thousands of married women who watched this movie and had the same thoughts as I.

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