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From the Terrace (1960)

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Paul Newman Paul Newman
David Alfred Eaton
Joanne Woodward Joanne Woodward
Mary St. John
Myrna Loy Myrna Loy
Martha Eaton
Ina Balin Ina Balin
Natalie Benzinger
Leon Ames Leon Ames
Samuel Eaton
Elizabeth Allen Elizabeth Allen
Sage Rimmington
Barbara Eden Barbara Eden
Clemmie Shreve
George Grizzard George Grizzard
Alexander 'Lex' Porter


Written by
John O John O'Hara
(novel)
Ernest Lehman Ernest Lehman
(screenplay)


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From the Terrace

1 week, 1 day ago at Aug 14 20:33
Sudsy melodramas need some juice in order to work and be entertaining, and in both of these regards From the Terrace stumbles forward in awkward gasps. No one could possibly mistake Butterfield 8, the other John O’Hara adaptation of 1960, for a great movie, but it is a gloriously entertaining piece of trash, in large part thanks to the ridiculous performance Elizabeth Taylor gives it. It comes r... read more
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Alfred Eaton (Paul Newman) returns home after World War II, driven to be as successful as possible out of hatred toward his wealthy father (Leon Ames). He is unendingly ambitious: founding an aircraft construction company with his friend Lex (George Grizzard), marrying a socialite (Joanne Woodward) and leveraging a fortunate encounter with a powerful financier (Felix Aylmer) into a new career. When he meets the beautiful, truthful Natalie (Ina Balin), Alfred has a crisis of conscience.
Release date: 9 September 1960
UPC: 024543075493
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JxSxPx posted a review 1 week, 1 day ago

From the Terrace

“Sudsy melodramas need some juice in order to work and be entertaining, and in both of these regards From the Terrace stumbles forward in awkward gasps. No one could possibly mistake Butterfield 8, the other John O’Hara adaptation of 1960, for a great movie, but it is a gloriously entertaining piece of trash, in large part thanks to the ridiculous performance Elizabeth Taylor gives it. It comes roaring out the gate acting like it’s going to be another variation of the idle rich behaving badly, but then it starts moralizing and the whole thing deflates.   Maybe it’s that the opening act has Leon Ames and Myrna Loy tearing into the material with scenery chewing élan. I mean, Loy’s drunken matriarch is a blast of much needed energy any time she’s on-screen. She brings a neurotic ” read more

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