Back Street, one of the most popular and endearing love stories of all-time, has been brought to the silver screen several times over the years. Based on the bestselling novel by Fannie Hurst (Imitation of Life), Back Street is a quintessential tearjerker in which a couple meets and falls in love but is unable to marry due to impossible circumstances. However, despite their situation, they carry on a lifelong illicit affair until tragedy strikes. For the lush 1961 color version, producer Ross Hunter (All That Heaven Allows) teamed Susan Hayward and John Gavin as the star-crossed lovers with Vera Miles, Charles Drake and Virginia Grey cast in prominent supporting roles. Directed by David Miller (Midnight Lace), this emotional remake garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design.