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From the Terrace -- An ambitious young executive chooses a loveless marriage and an unfulfilling personal life in exchange for a successful Wall Street career.
From the Terrace -- Trailer for this film based on the novel

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Director:
Writers:
John O'Hara (novel)
Ernest Lehman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 September 1960 (West Germany) See more »
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Plot:
An ambitious young executive chooses a loveless marriage and an unfulfilling personal life in exchange for a successful Wall Street career. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Interesting mid-century drama. See more (36 total) »

Cast

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Paul Newman ... David Alfred Eaton

Joanne Woodward ... Mary St. John

Myrna Loy ... Martha Eaton
Ina Balin ... Natalie Benzinger

Leon Ames ... Samuel Eaton
Elizabeth Allen ... Sage Rimmington

Barbara Eden ... Clemmie Shreve
George Grizzard ... Alexander 'Lex' Porter

Patrick O'Neal ... Dr. Jim Roper
Felix Aylmer ... James Duncan MacHardie
Raymond Greenleaf ... Fritz Thornton

Malcolm Atterbury ... George Fry

Raymond Bailey ... Mr. Eugene St.John

Ted de Corsia ... Mr. Ralph W. Benziger

Howard Caine ... Creighton Duffy
Kathryn Givney ... Mrs. St. John
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Benziger (uncredited)
Joseph Bardo ... Guard (uncredited)

Marie Blake ... Nellie (uncredited)
Alexander Campbell ... Partner (uncredited)

Regina Carrol ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire ... Partner (uncredited)
Gordon B. Clarke ... Weinkoop - Train Conductor (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Owen Cunningham ... Partner (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Jack Davis ... Partner (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... MacHardie's Secretary (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... D.D. Jones (uncredited)
Cecil Elliott ... Josephine (uncredited)
Douglas Evans ... Partner (uncredited)
Joseph Forte ... Manservant (uncredited)
Coleman Francis ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Lauren Gilbert ... Charles Frolick (uncredited)
Otis Greene ... Pullman Porter (uncredited)
Clive Halliday ... Lord Sevringham (uncredited)
John Harding ... Newton Orchid (uncredited)
Rory Harrity ... Steve Rimmington (uncredited)
Henry Hunter ... Partner (uncredited)

David Macklin ... Messenger (uncredited)

Mae Marsh ... Sandy's Governess (uncredited)
Jimmy Martin ... Sandy Duffy (uncredited)
Davis Mortashed ... Page Boy (uncredited)
Robert Nash ... Photographer (uncredited)
Ottola Nesmith ... Lady Servringham (uncredited)
Barbara Perry ... Blonde (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Bill Quinn ... Lawrence Von Elm (uncredited)

Stuart Randall ... Jerry Kelly (uncredited)
Frank Richards ... The Bartender (uncredited)
Felippa Rock ... Jean Duffy (uncredited)
John Roy ... Security Guard (uncredited)
Countess Elektra Rozanska ... Mrs. Ripley (uncredited)
Elizabeth Russell ... Frolick's Woman (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Robert Shayne ... Partner (uncredited)
Truman Smith ... Doctor (uncredited)
Rachel Stephens ... Miss Trimmingham (uncredited)
Kay Adell Stork ... Secretary (uncredited)
Orrin Tucker ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
John Warburton ... Partner (uncredited)
Johnstone White ... Partner (uncredited)
Mack Williams ... Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
Sally Winn ... Mrs. Pearson (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Robson 
 
Writing credits
John O'Hara (novel)

Ernest Lehman (screenplay)

Produced by
Mark Robson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Leo Tover (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Ransford 
Howard Richmond 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Travilla 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal Herman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
James B. Gordon .... special photographic effects
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... music copyist (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Raymond Turner .... musician: piano (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Martha Manor .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
149 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:PG | Canada:18A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (certificate #19577) | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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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:
Continuity: During the billiard game between Mr. MacHardie and Alfred, as MacHardie lines up for his shot, the red ball disappears.See more »
Quotes:
Mary St. John:If you're trying to annoy me, Mr. Eaton, you're succeeding.
Alfred Eaton:Would you like to go and cry or something?
Mary St. John:No, but I wouldn't mind if you faded into the sunset.
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Soundtrack:
Give Me the Simple LifeSee more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Interesting mid-century drama., 24 November 2003
Author: merrywood from Connecticut

This engaging 1960 Hollywood production anticipated a coming decade of changing values in America. Its script teeters a bit, emphasizing a bit more the strain of the love conflict rather than the story's real essence. This is an easy mark for critics standing by with sharp knives who may then view it as superficial. However, its real drama depicts the changing generations of an America where at one time successes was measured only by the bank account and social prominence and not by integrity, the ramifications of truth in character.

Here, we see the contrasting generations in conflict. The Old Guard embraced expediency and placed the home and its values second to business success. Once in a while, a young man came along with enough awareness to see the lie in this doctrine. FROM THE TERRACE is in its pure essence the story about such a young man. This was done with a bit more success a few years before in THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT but this drama is certainly worthwhile seeing. It is well cast and played with production values that at the time were the best that Hollywood could offer. This includes an outstanding music score by Elmer Bernstein.

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