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.
This is a wonderful movie. Gorgeous Newman, bitchy Woodward, sad Loy, great performances all around, with fabulous sets and costumes. Plus a wonderful story about the marriage of two of the beautiful people, with lots of sex and scandal and romance and fun bitchiness throughout. They had to tone down the sex in the book of course, for a 1960 movie, but if you read between the lines you will be amazed how sexy this movie really is. If you like movies about the rich and how they once lived, even if it’s all fantasy, you will like this. Oh yes it’s all kind of silly looking at it today, but they don’t make movies like this anymore. Watch it for the sheer fun of it. But don’t take it seriously. Just let yourself lay back and wallow.
Also Known As (AKA): Desde la terraza, Du haut de la terrasse, Dalla terrazza, Do Alto do Terraço, Von der Terrasse
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Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: Mark Robson