Room at the Top
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Room at the Top

Year:
Duration:
117 min | USA:115 min | Argentina:115 min
Genres:
Drama | Romance
IMDB rate:
7.9
Director:
Jack Clayton
Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 10 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1959-01-22
Filming Locations: Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Cast
Actor
Character
Wendy Craig
Wendy Craig
Room at the Top
Heather Sears
Heather Sears
Room at the Top
Simone Signoret
Alice Aisgill
Laurence Harvey
Joe Lampton
Donald Wolfit
Mr. Brown
Donald Houston
Charles Soames
Hermione Baddeley
Elspeth
Allan Cuthbertson
George Aisgill
Raymond Huntley
Mr. Hoylake
John Westbrook
Jack Wales
Ambrosine Phillpotts
Mrs. Brown
Richard Pasco
Teddy
Beatrice Varley
Aunt
Delena Kidd
Eva
Ian Hendry
Cyril
April Olrich
Mavis
Mary Peach
June Samson
Anthony Newlands
Bernard
Avril Elgar
Miss Gilchrist
Thelma Ruby
Miss Breith
Paul Whitsun-Jones
Laughing Man at Bar
Derren Nesbitt
Thug in Fight On Tow Path.
Michael Atkinson
Grant
Derek Benfield
Man in Bar
Allan Bracewell
Middle-Aged Man
Bonita Bridgeman
Bridesmaid
Yvonne Buckingham
Girl at Window
Honora Burke
Plump Woman
Richard Caldicot
Taxi Driver
Isla Cameron
Thespians Member
Angela Culbert
Bridesmaid
Doreen Dawn
High Stepping Girl
Basil Dignam
Priest
Jane Eccles
Mrs. Thompson
Anthony Elgar
(uncredited)
Gilda Emmanuelli
Ethel
Kathleen Fox
Bridesmaid at Wedding
Everley Gregg
Mayoress
Anne Gunning
Girl in Sports Car
May Hallatt
Miss Tanfield
Jack Hedley
Architect
Andrew Irvine
Office Boy
Stephen Jack
Darnley
Miriam Karlin
Gertrude
Ruth Kettlewell
Thespians Member
Pat Lanski
Girl Guide Leader
Wilfrid Lawson
Uncle Nat
Joan Leake
Second Thespian
Linda Leo
Child on Bomb Site (uncredited)
Anne Leon
Janet
Denis Linford
Harry
Eric Louro
Tough
Pamela Manson
Thespians Member
Harry Moore
First Thespian
Bill Morgan
Tough
John Moulder-Brown
Urchin
Kendrick Owen
Man in Bar
Katharine Page
Mary
Edward Palmer
Porter
Robert Palmer
Tough
Mandy Priestley
Child on Bomb Site (uncredited)
Sheila Raynor
Vera
Prunella Scales
Council Office Worker
Julian Somers
St. Clair - Landlord (uncredited)
Hazel Sutton
Blonde
Sandra Thompson
Bridesmaid at Wedding
Kenneth Waller
Reggie
John Welsh
Mayor
Brian Worth
Man in Sports Car
Did you know?
Trivia
Producer James Woolf originally intended to cast Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons in the lead roles.
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Initially no British cinema chains wanted to touch the film as the British Board of Film Classification had given it an X certificate, then usually synonymous with exploitation fare. Eventually the ABC chain took a chance and picked it up for distribution, scoring a huge critical and commercial hit in the process.
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Although made in 1958, the story takes place in 1947.
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Goofs
It should be noted that the book was first published in 1957 in the UK. It was meant to depict the post-war class, social and economic structures still in place across Britain after the time. 1947 is not the year in which the story takes place.
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The story takes place in 1947, but all the women's fashions and hairstyles are strictly in the contemporary 1958 mode, when the film went before the cameras.
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When Joe drives past the Browns' house for the first time the cars parked in front are obviously cardboard cutouts
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Quotes
Susan Brown: Joe, wasn't it absolutely the most wonderful wedding? Now we really belong to each other, till death us do part. Darling, you're crying! I believe you really are sentimental after all.
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Faq
Q
Midwest Premiere Happened When and Where?
A
According to an ad in the Chicago Tribune, the film, Room at the Top, had its Midwest Premiere at the Esquire theatre (Oak near Michigan), on Friday, April 24, 1959; the ad warned, however, "A Motion Picture so frankly physical . . . so boldly unashamed . . . we recomment it for adult audiences only!"
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Photos from cast
Wendy Craig Heather Sears