A woman's sexual compulsions threaten to destroy her marriage.


Walter Grauman


John T. Kelley (screenplay), John O'Hara (novel)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Suzanne Pleshette ... Grace Caldwell Tate
Bradford Dillman ... Sidney Tate
Ben Gazzara ... Roger Bannon
Peter Graves ... Jack Hollister
Bethel Leslie ... Amy Hollister
Carmen Mathews ... Emily Caldwell
Linden Chiles ... Brock Caldwell
James Gregory ... Dr. O'Brien
Ruth White ... Mrs. Bannon
Mark Goddard ... Charlie Jay
Sarah Marshall ... Connie
George Furth ... Paul Rutherford
Virginia Christine ... Emma


Grace Caldwell, a young Pennsylvania newspaper heiress living with her widowed mother, has trouble restraining herself when it comes to the amorous attentions of young men. As word starts to spread about her behavior, Grace becomes a major source of heartache for her mother and a big source of concern to her brother, Brock. One evening, at a Christmas party, Grace meets Sidney Tate, a gentleman farmer. They fall in love, and he asks her to marry him. Grace accepts, but only after making it clear that there are some things about her past she's not at all proud of. Sidney is taken aback by Grace's candid admission, but still wants to marry her. Grace promises to be faithful to Sidney; it's a promise she has every intention of keeping, until a former casual acquaintance, Roger Bannon, re-enters her life. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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The story of Grace Caldwell Tate really began in the back seat of a car... ...and went from man...to man...to man... See more »




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Producer Walter Mirisch first announced this in 1959 with Elizabeth Taylor starring. See more »


Grace Caldwell: All right, you win. You get your dull little story off your big manly chest, but you make it fast, huh?
Roger Bannon: Right.
Roger Bannon: From the first time I saw you -- and that was five years ago, when I worked for Lanigan and Doyle -- I haven't been able to stop looking. Not that I wanted to stop. Looking at you became one of the big pleasures of my life. Maybe the biggest. It got so I had you memorized. But I didn't realize that until I was overseas for a while. Then, all the other things began to get hazy. But...
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Rage To Live
Music by Art Ferrante and Lou Teicher
Lyrics by Noel Sherman
Performed on two pianos by Art Ferrante (as Ferrante) and Lou Teicher (as Teicher)
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A truly realistic story
28 September 2011 | by ash_splash_15See all my reviews

I would definitely recommend this film to others. I especially enjoyed this film because it had a great cast and the story plays out quite realistically. A lot of modern movies have very unrealistic endings or story lines and in contrast this movie contains a solid story line and a realistic ending. It shows how an individual's actions has consequences. So from this perspective, it also has a lesson woven into it. I really like the dramatic role each character has. Characters like Mrs. Hollister and Mr. Bannon really make the story entertaining. Aside from the richness of the story line, I absolutely loved the costumes! Suzanne Plechette wears a number of gorgeous dresses throughout the film that would still be fashionable today.

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12 November 1965 (Sweden) See more »

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John O'Hara's A Rage to Live See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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