From the Terrace

From the Terrace

Director: Mark Robson Cast: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy

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Overview

Though somewhat hampered by censorship restrictions, this cinemadaptation of John O'Hara's From the Terrace is still pretty raw for its time. Paul Newman stars 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. The deep-set reasons for this dysfunction, and Alfred's extramarital solution to his problem, are handled tastefully by director Mark Robson. Of the large supporting cast, Myrna Loy is a standout as Newman's alcoholic mother.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2003
UPC: 0024543075493
Original Release: 1960
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Sales rank: 8,170

Special Features

Closed Caption; Movie tone news: "From the Terrace Star Mobbed at Preview"; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Alfred Eaton
Joanne Woodward Mary St. John
Myrna Loy Martha Eaton
Ina Balin Natalie
Leon Ames Samuel Eaton
Elizabeth Allen Sage Rimmington
Felix Aylmer MacHardie
George Grizzard Lex Porter
Patrick O'Neal Dr. Jim Roper
Raymond Greenleaf Fritz Thornton
Malcolm Atterbury George Fry
Raymond Bailey Mr. St. John
Ted de Corsia Mr. Benziger
Howard Caine Duffy
Kathryn Givney Mrs. St. John
Dorothy Adams Mrs. Benziger
Lauren Gilbert Frolick
Cecil Elliott Josephine
Gordon B. Clarke Weinkoop
Ralph Dunn Jones
John Harding Newton Orchid
Mae Marsh Governess
Jim Martin Sandy
Ottola Nesmith Lady Sevringham
Bill Quinn Von Elm
Stuart Randall Kelly
Felippa Rock Jean Duggy
Clive L. Halliday Lord Sevringham
Elektra Rozanska Mrs. Ripley
Barbara Eden Clemmie
Marie Blake Nellie
Rory Harrity Steve Rimmington

Technical Credits
Mark Robson Director,Producer
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Paul S. Fox Set Decoration/Design
James B. Gordon Special Effects
Ernest Lehman Screenwriter
Maurice Ransford Art Director
Howard Richmond Art Director
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Dorothy Spencer Editor
Leo Tover Cinematographer
William Travilla Costumes/Costume Designer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [1:44]
2. Dead Drunk [1:56]
3. The Steel Magnate [3:41]
4. The Son Who Didn't Die [3:43]
5. Making Allowances [4:06]
6. The Argument Upstairs [2:58]
7. The Other Man [:52]
8. The Boss's Son [3:25]
9. A Hopeless Drunkard [4:23]
10. The Thorntons's Party [5:30]
11. Mary St. John [:16]
12. Mary's New Lover [3:23]
13. The St. Johns [2:25]
14. Five Hundred Dollars [6:05]
15. Samuel's Confessions [1:08]
16. A Transformed Life [1:01]
17. Wedding Day [2:50]
18. Bad News [1:54]
19. Woman-to-Woman [2:03]
20. Serious Talk [1:36]
21. Still in Love [1:07]
22. Sandy's Savior [2:29]
23. Chapter 23 [2:44]
24. MacHardie's Offer [3:12]
25. The Career Man [1:48]
26. Stuck in Mountain City [:09]
27. Natalie [4:00]
28. Lost in the Desert [1:45]
29. One Last Time [7:50]
30. Trouble in Your Home [4:53]
31. The Nassau Investigation [2:39]
32. Benziger's Daughter [5:28]
33. Please Want Me [3:41]
34. Nothing to Offer [4:37]
35. On Thin Ice [:36]
36. One Memorable Night [6:12]
37. Final Things [2:01]
38. It's Gone [1:59]
39. Alfred's Choice [5:04]
40. A New Lfie [1:48]

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