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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:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
entertaining trash See more (35 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)
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)
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)
Bill Quinn ... Lawrence Von Elm (uncredited)
Stuart Randall ... Jerry Kelly (uncredited)
Frank Richards ... The Bartender (uncredited)
Felippa Rock ... Jean Duffy (uncredited)
Countess Elektra Rozanska ... Mrs. Ripley (uncredited)
Elizabeth Russell ... Frolick's Woman (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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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
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:
Anachronisms: 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:
Alexander 'Lex' Porter:Can I ask you a corny question?
Alfred Eaton:If you don't mind me giving you a corny answer.
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Soundtrack:
Serenade in BlueSee more »

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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
entertaining trash, 26 May 2000
Author: hbs from United States

It's not nearly as much fun as "The Long, Hot Summer", but how could it be when it's loosely based on an O'Hara novel (which means that it has to be turgid, self-important trash). But it's still fun. In some ways it's even more enjoyable to see how they've butchered O'Hara's novel, since they leave out more than half of it and cast Newman as a sort of hero (damaged by personal tragedy), instead of having him be a contemptible loser (as he was in the book). There are a lot of these late 50's to early 60's movies that were based on "organization men" stories from the 50's ("Cash McCall", "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit", and "From the Terrace" being those that pop to mind), and every one of the movies mangled the books. Interestingly, I think that the one that was closest to the book, TMitGF, was by far the worst movie. It's odd on reflection how similar these books are, and how randomly different the movies are. I don't know if all of the writers suffered from existential nausea or if it was just that this sort of thing sold books, but I never saw it get to the screen.

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