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Movies: “Back Street” with Susan Hayward, John Gavin, and Vera Miles

Oct. 10, 1961 - “Back Street,” a new film version of the sentimental novel by Fannie Hurst, is at New York’s Capitol Theatre, Broadway and 51st Street. Susan Hayward, John Gavin, and Vera Miles are in the Ross Hunter production. The story follows two lovers who have limited opportunities to get together because one of them is married. This new version is different from both the 1932 and 1941 screen versions in many ways – changing the names of several characters and updating the story to the present day. The plotline now includes an attempted suicide and a deadly car crash.


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