Get 20% off a Lifetime Plex Pass

Enjoy this special deal, this Geek Week only.Learn More


Directed by Leopold Jessner and Paul Leni
1922    50m
A crippled mailman is in love with a maid who lives in the same building he does in one of the city's poor neighborhoods. She, however, is in love with a wealthy, handsome young man. Desperate to win her love, he begins to intercept love letters they send to each other and replaces them with his own messages, which each thinks is from the other. His plan seems to be succeeding, but then something happens that bring tragic results to them all.
Where to Watch Backstairs
Cast of Backstairs
  • Henny PortenDas Dienstmädchen
  • Fritz KortnerDer Postbote
  • William DieterleDer Handwerker
  • Eugene Dieterle

Take Plex everywhere

Watch free anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.
See the full list of supported devices