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From the Terrace (1960)

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An ambitious young executive chooses a loveless marriage and an unfulfilling personal life in exchange for a successful Wall Street career.

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David Alfred Eaton
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Mary St. John
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Martha Eaton
Ina Balin ...
Natalie Benzinger
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Samuel Eaton
Elizabeth Allen ...
Sage Rimmington
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Clemmie Shreve
George Grizzard ...
Alexander 'Lex' Porter
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Dr. Jim Roper
Felix Aylmer ...
James Duncan MacHardie
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Fritz Thornton
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George Fry
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Mr. Eugene St.John
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Mr. Ralph W. Benziger
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Creighton Duffy
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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 Mike Welsch <m.welsch@az05.bull.com>

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9 September 1960 (West Germany)  »

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Desde la terraza  »

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Fox Movietone newsreel footage of the premiere shows Ina Balin, David Hedison, and then the Oscar nominee Peter Falk (for Fox's "Murder Inc.") in attendance. See more »

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The amount of milk in MacHardie's glass changes between shots when he's alone with Eaton. See more »

Quotes

Alfred Eaton: Incidentally, just where did you wear that little number until 2:00 this morning?
Mary St. John: I wore this little number to the Mona Lisa.
[She takes his champagne glass that he had been drinking from]
Mary St. John: Would you unzip me in the back, please?
Alfred Eaton: I thought Sage didn't like that place anymore.
Mary St. John: Oh, Sage wasn't along. She stayed home with a bad tooth or something.
Alfred Eaton: What, just you and her husband?
Mary St. John: Just little old us.
Alfred Eaton: Can't you do any better than that?
Mary St. John: As a matter of fact, I could have, but unfortunately he had another...
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You Make Me Feel So Young
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Music by Josef Myrow
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Interesting mid-century drama.
24 November 2003 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

This engaging 1960 Hollywood production anticipated a coming decade of changing values in America. Its script teeters a bit, emphasizing a bit more the strain of the love conflict rather than the story's real essence. This is an easy mark for critics standing by with sharp knives who may then view it as superficial. However, its real drama depicts the changing generations of an America where at one time successes was measured only by the bank account and social prominence and not by integrity, the ramifications of truth in character.

Here, we see the contrasting generations in conflict. The Old Guard embraced expediency and placed the home and its values second to business success. Once in a while, a young man came along with enough awareness to see the lie in this doctrine. FROM THE TERRACE is in its pure essence the story about such a young man. This was done with a bit more success a few years before in THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT but this drama is certainly worthwhile seeing. It is well cast and played with production values that at the time were the best that Hollywood could offer. This includes an outstanding music score by Elmer Bernstein.


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