Room at the Top (1959) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

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ROOM AT THE TOP is a movie directed by Jack Clayton in 1959. Academy awards for Simone Signoret and the screenwriter Neil Paterson.
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England, an industrial town. Laurence Harvey, is a young accountant coming from a poor neighborhood. Obsessed with the idea of joining the higher classes of the British society, he seduces Heather Sears, the daughter of the richest man in town. While Mom and Pop are not so happy with their daughter's new fiancÚ, Harvey is also secretly seeing Simone Signoret, an older married french woman, he has met at the local theatre. Simone Signoret falls madly in love with Harvey who soon has to battle the unspoken laws ruling social classes in England after WWII.

A PLACE IN THE SUN in the english mode.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchbreaker interference Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Lover is...    -   of a different social class Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   govt employee Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   moving train    -   theater    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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