Room at the Top

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In late 1940s Yorkshire, England, ambitious young man Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey), who has just moved from the dreary factory town of Dufton, arrives in Warnley, to assume a secure, but poorly-paid, post in the Borough Treasurer's Department. Determined to succeed, and ignoring the warnings of a colleague, Soames (Donald Houston), he is drawn to Susan Brown (Heather Sears), daughter of the local industrial magnate, Mr. Brown (Donald Wolfit). He deals with Joe's social climbing by sending Susan abroad; Joe turns for solace to Alice Aisgill (Simone Signoret), an unhappily married older woman who falls in love with him.

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  1. John Braine

    Novel

  2. Neil Paterson

    Screenplay

  3. Mordecai Richler

    Writer

  4. Jack Clayton

    Director

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  1. Simone Signoret

    Simone Signoret

    Alice Aisgill

  2. Laurence Harvey

    Laurence Harvey

    Joe Lampton

  3. Heather Sears

    Heather Sears

    Susan Brown

  4. Donald Wolfit

    Donald Wolfit

    Mr. Brown

  5. Donald Houston

    Donald Houston

    Charles Soames

  6. Hermione Baddeley

    Hermione Baddeley

    Elspeth

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

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  • March 30, 1959
    Theatrical

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