From the Terrace

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An adaptation of John O'Hara's bestseller which settles for soapy melodrama instead of the novel's more sardonic perspective on a young ex-serviceman's rise to success among the idle rich of Pennsylvania. 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. It's an American cousin to Room at the Top, shot in CinemaScope and DeLuxe colour, with an Elmer Bernstein score and plenty of histrionics.

Release details

Duration: 144 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mark Robson
Screenwriter: Ernest Lehman
Cast: Paul Newman
Joanne Woodward
Myrna Loy
Ina Balin
Leon Ames
Felix Aylmer
George Grizzard
Patrick O'Neal
Elizabeth Allen
Barbara Eden
Mae Marsh
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