From the Terrace (1960)



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This adaptation of John O'Hara's From the Terrace stars Paul Newman as Alfred Eaton, an unhappily married financial adviser, while his real-life wife, Joanne Woodward, portrays Mary St. John, his promiscuous screen spouse. Mary's libertine behavior is a by-product of her husband's inability to express love and affection, a trait he has inherited from his cold-blooded father. Mark Robson directs and Myrna Loy heads up a large supporting cast as Newman's alcoholic mother. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Paul Newman
as David Alfred Eaton
Joanne Woodward
as Mary St. John/Mrs. Eaton
Myrna Loy
as Martha Eaton
Ina Balin
as Natalie Benzinger
Leon Ames
as Samuel Eaton
Elizabeth Allen (I)
as Sage Rimmington
Barbara Eden
as Clemmie
George Grizzard
as Lex Porter
Patrick O'Neal
as Dr. Jim Roper
Felix Aylmer
as MacHardie
Raymond Greenleaf
as Fritz Thornton
Raymond Bailey
as Mr. St. John
Ted de Corsia
as Mr. Benziger
Mae Marsh
as Governess
Kathryn Givney
as Mrs. St. John
Dorothy Adams
as Mrs. Benziger
Cecil Elliott
as Josephine
Rory Harrity
as Steve Rimmington
Ottola Nesmith
as Lady Sevringham
Clive L. Halliday
as Lord Sevringham
Felippa Rock
as Jean Duggy
Bill Quinn
as Von Elm
John Harding
as Newton Orchid
Sally Winn
as Mrs. Pearson
Elektra Rozanska
as Mrs. Ripley
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Critic Reviews for From the Terrace

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

From The Terrace builds up to one big cliche.

Jun 17, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Robson's film is still highly watchable, with Paul and Joanne pretending their marriage is on the rocks, and all sorts of machinations in the boardroom and the bedroom.

Jan 26, 2006 | Full Review…
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Top Critic

This is a handsome picture, well-performed and emotionally intriguing as it describes the rise of a young business man and the corrosive dead-lock of his loveless marriage.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A tolerable (if interminable) piece of mediocrity from 1960.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Scintillates and wounds with the scale and ambition of a CinemaScope epic and the intimacy of an old school Hollywood weepie.

Dec 28, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Few novelists film as disastrously as John O'Hara; From the Terrace has everything that makes for overblown filming: every giant cliche you can think of.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for From the Terrace

Stick with "The Young Philadelphians"

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