Room at the Top

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Time Out says

Acclaimed as the first British film to treat sex seriously - i.e. to show it as enjoyable rather than sinful - and as one of the first to show the North of England as it 'really was'. In retrospect, this adaptation of John Braine's Bradford-set novel, with its moral melodramatics as Laurence Harvey cheats his way to success (a good marriage) via the death of his 'true love' and the bed of his mistress (Signoret), may not stand the test of time. But it remains intriguing as a sort of Brief Encounter, '50s-style.
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UK release:

1958

Duration:

117 mins

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Neil F

I agree with the comment below. I saw it at 19 years old and have never forgotten it, mainly because of the heartbreaking performance by Simone Signoret. The ending is very poignant, too, when Harvey's  bride sees a tear in his eye and misinterpreting it, says: "Why, Joe, you are sentimental, after all!" The only false note is the seduction scene where Susan waxes lyrical(in her posh voice) about the wonders of sex. That is not the experience of a lot of girls who lose their virginity!

lawrence ockerby

I remember first watching this movie. I was about twelve years old. At nearly fifty, Room at the Top has been a constent in my life. Something i can revisit when ever. Room at the top is my favourite film of all time. I love the story. I know the characters. I love whole feel. From Jack Clayton's direction to Freddie Francis' photography.

lawrence ockerby

I remember first watching this movie. I was about twelve years old. At nearly fifty, Room at the Top has been a constent in my life. Something i can revisit when ever. Room at the top is my favourite film of all time. I love the story. I know the characters. I love whole feel. From Jack Clayton's direction to Freddie Francis' photography.