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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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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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There's an establishing shot of the mill which shows a '59 Impala and some other late 50's cars. See more »

Quotes

Alfred Eaton: What if I don't want to save my marriage?
James Duncan MacHardie: Then we've failed. Then you'll have failed, Eaton. Divorce is a damnable thing. It violates good order. It's a threat to good order.
Alfred Eaton: Isn't it just possible that infidelity might be grounds for a divorce?
James Duncan MacHardie: There are no grounds for divorce. And if you want my personal theology, infidelity is the lesser sin. I will do anything in my power to prevent a divorce.
Alfred Eaton: Including condoning infidelity?
James Duncan MacHardie: I consider your word "condone" disrespectful. I "condone" none of ...
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Music by Rube Bloom
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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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