Room at the Top
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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"… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the most important films in the history of British cinema."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Probably the best acting Harvey ever did."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Time has rained on its parade and it seems less daring when viewed today."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A seminal work that introduced the new British social realism tradition, this superbly acted film is an uncompromising indictment of the British class system; it launched the career of Jack Clayton, in his feature debut, as a new significant voice"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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