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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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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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Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married for two years already when this movie was made. See more »

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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: 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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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 31 July 1960 (1960) See more »

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The More I See You
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when Alfred leaves Mary on the terrace after dancing
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Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward - Such Beautiful People.
8 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a youngster, I saw Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in person, a few years after they finished this picture, in New York. They were appearing on Broadway in a comedy called "Baby Want A Kiss," and I was passing by Sardi's on 44th Street, I believe. First to come out was drop dead gorgeous Joanne, still wearing her FROM THE TERRACE hairstyle (shoulder-length pageboy flip) & dark movie star sunglasses, accompanied by two men in suits. She ignored the crowd who screamed, "Joanne, over here!" "Hi, Joanne!" Next, Paul Newman came out (two suited men on either side) as he held a cocktail glass in his hand. Obviously on his fourth or fifth drink, he looked like Alfred Eaton in TERRACE. But, unlike Joanne, he smiled and flashed the bluest eyes I've ever seen! He even toasted the screaming crowd. Women AND men were fainting unashamedly.

Personally, I loved FROM THE TERRACE. I was just fascinated by all the glamour, wealth, sex, adultery and sheer drama (especially between Leon Ames (Paul's father) and Newman.

Joanne as Mary St. John was a stone nympho, similar to Susanne Pleshette's over-sexed character in another John O'Hara book-to-film, A RAGE TO LIVE.

It was just a joy to see Woodward wear all those fabulous clothes and look spectacular in those hairdos and 60's makeup (it was all in the eyes!) After getting propositioned on the dance floor, Mary rebuked the man who knew "all about her..." donned a tremendously long white satin coat and "floated" like a regal queen to the limo (hair in a French Roll and a tiara!) Gorgeous.

Yes, she was an adulteress, but what was a "hungry" girl like her to do when her husband didn't want to touch her?


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