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Side Streets (1934 film)

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Side Streets
Directed byAlfred E. Green
Written byManuel Seff
Based onstory "Fur Coats"
by Ann Garrick and Ethel Hill
Produced bySamuel Bischoff (uncredited)
StarringAline MacMahon
Paul Kelly
CinematographyByron Haskin
Edited byHerbert Levy
Music byHeinz Roemheld (uncredited)
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • July 1934 (1934-07)
Running time
63 min
CountryUnited States
Box office$191,000[1]

Side Streets, also known in the UK as A Woman in Her Thirties, is a 1934 American romantic melodrama film starring Aline MacMahon and Paul Kelly. The screenplay concerns a spinster who hires, then marries, a destitute sailor who is not always faithful.

Plot summary

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The New York Times film critic Mordaunt Hall panned Side Streets, calling it "one of those wearying examples of writing down to what the studio believes to be the intelligence level of certain cinema audiences." However, he note that "Miss MacMahon and Mr. Kelly do all that is possible with their thankless roles. Ann Dvorak and Helen Lowell also make the most of their scant opportunities."[3]

Box office

According to Warner Bros records the film earned $126,000 domestically and $65,000 internationally.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 15 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. ^ Axel Nissen (12 August 2016). Accustomed to Her Face: Thirty-Five Character Actresses of Golden Age Hollywood. McFarland. pp. 116–. ISBN 978-0-7864-9732-4.
  3. ^ Mordaunt Hall (August 15, 1934). "Side Streets (1934) / The Screen; Beware of Sailors". The New York Times.
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