Successful businessman Joe Lampton is married to the wealthy Susan, has two children and lives in the mill town of Warley in northern England. But his career seems to have plateaued, leaving him disillusioned. This feeling is only exacerbated when he discovers his wife's infidelity with local man Mark. So he takes up with attractive TV host Norah and moves with her to London, aiming to reignite the fire that drove him to the top.

  1. Ted Kotcheff


  2. John Braine


  3. Mordecai Richler


Top Billed Cast

  1. Laurence Harvey

    Laurence Harvey

    Joe Lampton

  2. Jean Simmons

    Jean Simmons

    Susan Lampton

  3. Honor Blackman

    Honor Blackman

    Norah Hauxley

  4. Michael Craig

    Michael Craig


  5. Donald Wolfit

    Donald Wolfit

    Abe Brown

Full Cast & Crew

Life at the Top
Life at the Top



Status Released

Release Information

  • December 14, 1965


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget -

Revenue -



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