Ten North Frederick (1958) DVD

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Ten North Frederick (1958)


Philip Dunne    


Philip Dunne (screenplay),  John O'Hara (novel)    


Gary CooperDiane VarsiSuzy Parker  
Ten North Frederick is a generally satisfying adaptation of one of John O'Hara's weaker novels. Gary Cooper plays wealthy businessman Joe Chapin, whose politically ambitious wife Edith (Geraldine Fitzgerald) hopes to ramrod into the White House. To this end, Edith donates tons of money to the party of her choice and forces Joe into a maelstrom of power meetings and high-profile social engagements. Threatening to upset Edith's plans is her daughter Ann (Diane Varsi), who insists upon conducting a romance with an "undesirable" musician. Joe buys off Ann's boyfriend, thereby alienating his daughter. Soon Joe's chickens come home to roost when a rival politician makes public Ann's indiscretions. Adding insult to injury, Edith lets her husband know about her many extramarital affairs. In hoping to win back his daughter's affections, Joe falls in love with Ann's roomate Kate Drummond (Suzy Parker). Finding true happiness and contentment for the first time in his life, Joe is denied even this balm when he becomes mortally ill. Gary Cooper makes a valiant effort at playing a more complex individual than he was accustomed to, succeeding about 75 percent of the time.            

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  • 4
    Gary Copper as a sensitive elderly man ful of empathy

    Posted by Armin Winfried Braun on Oct 17th 2022

    In contrast to his two previous film „Friendly Persuasion“ and „Love in the Afternoon“, „Ten North Frederic“ was not a hit at the box offices. Gary Cooper did not play a dominant figure, but a sensitive person who was manipulated by unsympathetic scoundrels who only had their own interests in mind. A tragic ending, but for Gary Cooper fans a versatile role played with empathy. Well his next two films “Man of the West” and “The Hanging Tree” were typical Gary Cooper movies again. A.Win Braun, now living in Germany.

  • 4
    1950's movie

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 1st 2022

    Very Good copy of this old movie

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