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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
Raymond Greenleaf ...
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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Although the storyline at that point is set in the early 1950s, Natalie Benziger's Plymouth convertible is equipped with 1956 Hudson wheel covers. See more »

Quotes

Alfred Eaton: First he is going to look us over to find out whether we're sufficiently respectable. Then he is going to look me over to find out whether my halo's bright enough to qualify me for one of those desks of his at number 25 Wall Street. An aging fortress of banking integrity.
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Serenade in Blue
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when Alfred goes out on the terrace at the party
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Fine Moments of Acting & Still Relevant Material About How Wacky America Is
12 July 2003 | by (Santa) – See all my reviews

Not all the acting in this movie works, Paul Newman is too reserved in his acting at times and the others too; but then there are steady moments where the intelligent script addresses real issues about American Society.

Issues that are still relevant today. Chasing 'success' at what price; mixed feelings among all the players of the local play; natural attractions turning into betrayal and games. Every dumb thing that still goes on in relationships in our sadly repetitive american society.


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