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From the Terrace (1960)

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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Mary St. John
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Martha Eaton
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Natalie Benzinger
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Samuel Eaton
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Sage Rimmington
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Clemmie Shreve
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Alexander 'Lex' Porter
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Dr. Jim Roper
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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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Charlton Heston turned down the lead. See more »

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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 »

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Natalie Benzinger: Do you believe in love at first sight?
Alfred Eaton: No. I believe in confusion.
Natalie Benzinger: Yes.
Alfred Eaton: A man walks around in a desert all his life looking for water. All he ever finds is sand.
Natalie Benzinger: I didn't know you were lost in the desert.
Alfred Eaton: I didn't know it either, until last night.
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You Make Me Feel So Young
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Music by Josef Myrow
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Soap Opera that omits the lesson of the book
21 October 2000 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

I guess they butchered the book to keep the movie within 2 hours. The book has subtleties and plots that make this an INTERESTING chronicle of life in the 20th century for a typical upper class white male. This movie is not interesting. This features a good cast -- Newman and Woodward and Patrick O'Neal. Newman takes the harder path to success, wins the girl of his dreams (Woodward) and should live happily ever after. For some reason he falls head over heels with a girl 20 years his junior and his wife decides at the same time to return to college boyfriend O'Neal. The movie somehow manages to make Woodward look like a tramp and Newman like a long-suffering man. In reality they are both cheating. So I guess hollywood couldn't admit that there was a guaranteed network of prep school and clubs for the white protestant male. They had to rewrite the book to make it appear like Newman struggled. Then the entire WW2 sequence so important to the plot of the book is skipped which means we have a happy ending instead of a man who ends up a pathetic loser.


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