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Alfred Eaton, an ambitious young executive, climbs to the top of New York's financial world as his marriage crumbles. At the brink of attaining his career goals, he is forced to choose between business success, married to the beautiful, but unfaithful Mary and starting over with his true love, the much younger Natalie. Written by
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During the billiard game between Mr. MacHardie and Alfred, as MacHardie lines up for his shot, the red ball disappears. See more »
Mary St. John:
Well... and what does she call you?
Mary St. John:
Miss, um... Benziger. She calls me Mrs. Eaton and you call her Natalie, but she doesn't call you anything. Aren't you Mr. Eaton or Alfred?
As a matter of fact, I'm Calvin Coolidge but she doesn't know that.
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You Make Me Feel So Young
Music by Josef Myrow
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Robson, Newman, Woodward and Balin in an exciting and turbulent history in a great movie.
It's first film starring Paul Newman as an independent actor. Made by Mark Robson ("The Harder They Fall," 1956), screenwriter Ernest Lehman wrote, which adapts the bestselling novel "From the Terrace" (1958), John O'Hara. It's filmed in real settings Phoenixville (Pa.) and Manhattan (NYC) and in the studio.).
The story takes place in NYC, Port Johnson (Philadelphia), Mountain City (Nevada) and New York's Nassau County, between 1946 and 1958. "David Alfred Eaton" (Newman), Navy pilot during WWII, the war ended, he returned (1946) to his parents' home in Port Johnson. In order to surpass his father, he will be aimed to have a personal net worth of more than 5 million USD before the age of 40 years. Leave the family home and is associated with an old friend of the war, Alexander "Lex" Porter (Grizzard) and then moving on to work as an executive of the firm "J. D. MacHardie and Company ", chaired by James Duncan MacHardie (Aylmer), based in Wall Street (Manhattan, NYC). He marries "Saint Mary Jones" (Woodward), heiress of a powerful New York family. During a professional stay in Mountain City, meet "Ralph W. Benziger "(Corsi), his wife and daughter," Natalie "(Balin), much younger than him. "Alfred" is intelligent, clever, ambitious and hard working. He quiet with work his frustrations. "Mary" is wilful, passionate, and selfish and tax calculator. "Natalie" is loving, caring, self-sacrificing and kind.
The seal film drama, social commentary and romance. It exposes the history of work, efforts, dedication and success of the ambitious "David Alfred Eaton," who is willing to pay a high price for success. The story, according to the parameters of American cinema in the 50 and 60, presents situations stormy characters swept away by ambition, passion overwhelmed and deep and painful frustrations. Robson makes use of classical resources of melodrama, but in a unique way. Indeed, he maintains the interest of the situations under the control of an elegant restraint that departs from the usual ways of the sub genre. It also discusses situations from a viewpoint subtly ironic and critical, which gives the story a distinctive tone and a nice attractive.
The story plays with the interest in exploring the most elite and wealthy environment of NYC and the country and the denunciation of the working methods of the same, their tricks and strategies, their prejudices and weaknesses, their embodiment of a certain conception of success and specific embodiment of aspirations of happiness.
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