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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

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

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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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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decent adult period novel type screen play
31 March 2017 | by khartoum-39722See all my reviews

Screenplay based on a novel by John O'Hara in 1958. One of a dozen films Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward did as husband and wife. They stayed married until Newman died in 2008. The film cost $3 million and grossed $5 million. So it was major deal in those days but was not a runaway success. There was quite a lot of adult content for the time which was surprising. It was certainly apt for the time but all the concern about divorce makes it a period piece but an accurate period piece. I find all the filming on sets restrictive as I am spoiled by modern location and outdoor shooting. Although it is certainly not a great work. Will give it a solid 7. RECOMMEND


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