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From the Terrace (1960)

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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.

Director:

Mark Robson

Writers:

John O'Hara (novel), Ernest Lehman (screenplay)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

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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It is being talked about as few motion pictures in recent years!

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1960 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Desde la terraza See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,336,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Linebrook See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Charlton Heston turned down the lead. 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: I know you've come to congratulate me. Thank you very much my...
Mary St. John: You're making a fool of yourself.
Alfred Eaton: Oh, that was terribly considerate of you last night when you were telling me about the quote "beautiful relationship we could have" end quote, but you never bothered mentioning anything about the partnership, because maybe I would've thought the partnership had something to do with your new found if somewhat unwholesome interest in our marriage.
Mary St. John: [while Alfred is walking briskly away] Alfred. Alfred...
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Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Myrna Loy (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

You Make Me Feel So Young
(uncredited)
Music by Josef Myrow
Played as dance music at the party
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Fine Moments of Acting & Still Relevant Material About How Wacky America Is
12 July 2003 | by talas1See all my reviews

Not all the acting in this movie works, Paul Newman is too reserved in his acting at times and the others too; but then there are steady moments where the intelligent script addresses real issues about American Society.

Issues that are still relevant today. Chasing 'success' at what price; mixed feelings among all the players of the local play; natural attractions turning into betrayal and games. Every dumb thing that still goes on in relationships in our sadly repetitive american society.


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