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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

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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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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of a very few movies that stars two actors who were married to each other, each of whom won an Academy Award for acting during their careers-Paúl Newman for The Color of Money, and Joanne Woodward for The Three Faces of Eve. See more »

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There's an establishing shot of the mill which shows a '59 Impala and some other late 50's cars. See more »

Quotes

Alfred Eaton: Glad to see you dried off.
Sandy Duffy: Thank you very much for fishing me out of the pond.
Alfred Eaton: My pleasure.
Creighton Duffy: And?
Sandy Duffy: And - Oh, yes. And it's a good thing I wasn't any smaller or you'd have had to throw me back.
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Myrna Loy (1960) See more »

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Give Me the Simple Life
(uncredited)
Music by Rube Bloom
Played as dance music at the party
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enthralling vintage piece
4 June 2007 | by umb50See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie. Gorgeous Newman, bitchy Woodward, sad Loy, great performances all around, with fabulous sets and costumes. Plus a wonderful story about the marriage of two of the beautiful people, with lots of sex and scandal and romance and fun bitchiness throughout. They had to tone down the sex in the book of course, for a 1960 movie, but if you read between the lines you will be amazed how sexy this movie really is. If you like movies about the rich and how they once lived, even if it's all fantasy, you will like this. Oh yes it's all kind of silly looking at it today, but they don't make movies like this anymore. Watch it for the sheer fun of it. But don't take it seriously. Just let yourself lay back and wallow.


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