Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 18, 1960

From the Terrace (20th Century-Fox) allows its hero, Rich Boy Alfred Eaton (Paul Newman), only one wife and one mistress although Novelist John O'Hara let him have two of each. Even so, the film is still too long by half. What seems like an hour at the outset is devoted to establishing the fact that the hero's parents are rich but plenty neurotic. It is a poor parlor psychologist who cannot deduce from this that Alfred, in an effort to outdo his father, will marry money (Joanne Woodward), win a position in a banking...

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