Room at the Top

Room at the Top

Laurence Harvey
Director: Jack Clayton Cast: Laurence Harvey
Laurence Harvey
, Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
, Heather Sears
Heather Sears
Jack Clayton

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Overview

Ruthless young working-class Englishman Laurence Harvey takes a job in a North Country village controlled by millionaire Donald Wolfit. Harvey resents Wolfit's class consciousness and vows to rise to the top by wooing the millionaire's daughter, Heather Sears. Meanwhile he has an affair with Frenchwoman Simone Signoret. Though he regards Signoret as a mere self-gratifying conquest, she takes their romance seriously enough to kill herself when Harvey impregnates Field. Only as he leaves the chapel after marrying the millionaire's daughter does Harvey that his "smart" marriage, coupled with the guarantee of a fabulous business career, has been attained at the cost of his soul. Based on the novel by John Braine, Room at the Top was one of the most successful films of the British angry-young-man school; it later spawned two sequels, as well as a weekly TV series.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2020
UPC: 0738329233792
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 24,101

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Harvey Joe Lampton
Simone Signoret Alice Aisgill
Heather Sears Susan Brown
Donald Wolfit Mr. Brown
Donald Houston Charlie Soames
Ambrosine Phillpotts Mrs. Brown
Hermione Baddeley Elspeth
Raymond Huntley Mr. Hoylake
John Westbrook Jack Wales
Allan Cuthbertson George Aisgill
Mary Peach June Samson
Thelma Ruby Miss Breith
Anne Leon Janet
Wendy Craig Joan
Avril Elgar Miss Gilchrist
Beatrice Varley Aunt
Miriam Karlin Gertrude
Richard Pasco Teddy
April Olrich Mavis
Everley Gregg Mayoress
Basil Dignam Priest
Paul Whitsun-Jones Man at Bar
Yvonne Buckingham Girl at Window
Doreen Dawn High-stepping Girl
Michael Atkinson Actor
Derek Benfield Actor
Richard Caldicot Actor
Isla Cameron Actor
Anthony Elgar Actor
May Hallatt Actor
Jack Hedley Actor
Ian Hendry Cyril
Ruth Kettlewell Thespians member
Delena Kidd Eva
Wilfred Lawson Uncle Nat
Harry Moore Actor
Derren Nesbitt Actor
Anthony Newlands Actor
Bob Palmer Actor
Sheila Raynor Actor
Prunella Scales Actor
Julian Somers Actor
John Welsh Mayor
Brian Worth Actor
Ann Gunning Actor
Katherine Page Actor
Kenneth Waller Actor
Edward Palmer Actor
Stephen Jack Darnley

Technical Credits
Jack Clayton Director
Ralph W. Brinton Art Director
Freddie Francis Cinematographer
Peter Handford Sound/Sound Designer
Ralph Kemplen Editor
Mario Nascimbene Score Composer
Neil Paterson Screenwriter
Tony Sforzini Makeup
James Ware Production Manager
James Woolf Producer
John Woolf Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Room at the Top
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [13:24]
2. Chapter 2 [10:17]
3. Chapter 3 [12:43]
4. Chapter 4 [16:22]
5. Chapter 5 [19:18]
6. Chapter 6 [15:29]
7. Chapter 7 [15:19]
8. Chapter 8 [14:22]

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