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Ten North Frederick (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 28 July 1958 (Sweden)
At her father's funeral, Ann Chapin thinks back over the last five years of his life, years of apparent political and personal failure dominated by a selfish and dissatisfied wife and eased... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Joseph B. 'Joe' Chapin
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Ann Chapin
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Kate Drummond
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Edith Chapin
Tom Tully ...
Mike Slattery
Ray Stricklyn ...
Joby Chapin
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Lloyd Williams
John Emery ...
Paul Donaldson
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Charley Bongiorno
Linda Watkins ...
Peg Slattery
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Stella
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At her father's funeral, Ann Chapin thinks back over the last five years of his life, years of apparent political and personal failure dominated by a selfish and dissatisfied wife and eased only by alcohol. But it starts to emerge that there was in fact one brief and unsuspected period of happiness and love. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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JOHN O'HARA'S HOTLY-DISCUSSED BEST-SELLER...OF HOW THEY SINNED AGAINST EACH OTHER AND AGAINST THEMSELVES! (original print ad - all caps)

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28 July 1958 (Sweden)  »

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10 rue Frédérick  »

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John Wayne was sought for the lead. See more »

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In the bulk of the story, which is supposed to be taking place in 1940, all of the female clothing and hairstyles are strictly in the 1958 mode. See more »

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Kate Drummond: Ann, a stuffed shirt didn't give me that ruby.
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On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
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Music by Harry Warren
Played on the phonograph in Joby's room
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More effective now...and stellar acting
22 November 2002 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

John O'Hara's book TEN NORTH FREDERICK was hardly the masterpiece of political life, but it had strong characterizations, and the film, also not a masterwork, has a lot more going for it than we initially thought. Still of major consequence are the performances of the supporting players. In this tale of a failed political hopeful, his vengeful wife, his youngish girlfriend, and assorted other characters, the viewer is caught by the superb work of the cast. All seems possible with the effective work. Geraldine Fitzgerald, as always, is a total marvel -- one of the finest of three decades. She should be almost deified. In this, she eschews her sensitive side to superbly capture the nastiness of a woman who want more and more... with less change to get it. But she is matched by young Ray Stricklyn as the confused young son... with at least one scene that should have done for him what the telephone scene in The Great Ziefgeld did for Luise Rainer. His work indicates the hope we all had for him.... but he correctly went to the L.A. stage where he scored enormous successes. Diane Varsi and Stuart Whitman both underscore the acting skills we first saw in them. The love story between the older Gary Cooper and the younger Suzy Parker works better than I had recalled. He tries with his expected skill to show the desperation of the man, but Suzy Parker DOES offer a multi-layered performance -- far superior to the work she had done in other films. This film remains an interesting Hollywood look at the world of politics, and it should not be buried unmarked in the annals of solid craftmanship.


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