Room at the Top
First screened in May 2001 / Most recently screened in April 2010
Director: Jack Clayton. Cast: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Houston, Donald Wolfit, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Jack Wales, Allan Cuthbertson, Raymond Huntley, Delena Kidd, Beatrice Varley, Richard Pasco, Hermione Baddeley, April Olrich. Screenplay: Neil Paterson (based on the novel by John Braine).

Twitter Capsule: Surprising object of Hollywood's love? Sleek but dated. Some moments linger a long time. Others fade away quickly.

VOR:   Gets credit for launching Signoret's English-language career but also blame for Harvey's brief ubiquity. Look Back in Anger, This Sporting Life, and others outlasted it.

Photo © 1959 Remus Films/Continental Distributing

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Jack Clayton
Best Actress: Simone Signoret
Best Actor: Laurence Harvey
Best Supporting Actress: Hermione Baddeley
Best Adapted Screenplay: Neil Paterson

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actress (Drama): Simone Signoret
Samuel Goldwyn Award

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (Signoret)
National Board of Review: Best Actress (Signoret)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Picture; Best British Film; Best Foreign Actress (Signoret)

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