From the Terrace
From the Terrace (1960)

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.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1960
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Variety Staff

From The Terrace builds up to one big cliche.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Time Out

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.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Satisfying in many regards, this handsome soaper is nevertheless undermined by a script (by Ernest Lehman, no less) that doesn't flow as much as stumble forward.

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TV Guide

Another failed attempt to adapt one of John O'Hara's sprawling novels for the screen.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Middling soap opera.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

An epic winker that uses, in its best moment, a rocking dinghy as a euphemism.

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Sean Gillespie
Stick with "The Young Philadelphians"