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From the Terrace
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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"From The Terrace builds up to one big cliche."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A tolerable (if interminable) piece of mediocrity from 1960."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"An epic winker that uses, in its best moment, a rocking dinghy as a euphemism."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"Just as disappointing as the other John O'Hara novel made into a movie that year, Butterfield 8 with Liz Taylor, but without that film's melodramatic juice, though Paul Newman is well cast as the ambitious, upwardly mobile man in moral crisis."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ Howard Thompson, New York Times
"Another failed attempt to adapt one of John O'Hara's sprawling novels for the screen."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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