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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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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

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

Quotes

Alfred Eaton: How do you like them apples?
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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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Not Your Y2K Fare
9 October 2000 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

Reading the comments on this movie tells me a lot about our culture at the dawn of the 21st century. Yes, by today's standards this movie seems to move slow and a is little dull. It was made before pornography passing for entertainment was permitted. It contains lots of subtlety and innuendo. It was considered racy when it was made.

One of my favorite scenes is when Mrs. Eaton is talking to her husband on the phone about her lover. You never see the lover in the scene, but at the end, you realize he's been in the bed all along. Another favorite scene is when Mrs. Eaton meets her husband's lover for the first time. It is in the car afterward that she asks what this woman call's Mr. Eaton.

The only disappointment is the superficial way the film treats marriage. No children are involved in this marriage and it only deals with how the husband and wife consider their lives. It tries to make a case for divorce and treats the subject far too lightly.


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