Room at the Top
Room at the Top (1959)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1959
DVD Release Date: December 7, 1999
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Phil Hall
Film Threat

One of the most important films in the history of British cinema.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
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Probably the best acting Harvey ever did.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Time has rained on its parade and it seems less daring when viewed today.

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Emanuel Levy

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

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Pierluigi Puccini
A man who doesn't define himself is trapped, attached by the forceful and heavy chains of what society decides is best for him. If he conceals or denies… More
Byron Brubaker
There are not very many Oscar winning movies that I thought were awful. I think that just about any movie that has been nominated for or won an Oscar is a step… More
jay nixon
Beautiful performance by Simone Signoret, completely deserving of the Oscar awarded, and perhaps a career best one from Laurence Harvey in this fine examination… More
John Ballantine
One of the earliest British films that I have seen and also one of the most rewarding to watch. It's gritty and fun to watch unfold.
Eric Broome
A powerful, influential movie. The launch point of the British New Wave, "Room at the Top" is more conventionally made than many of the '60s… More