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Room at the Top

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Original title
Room at the Top
Year
Running time
115 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Neil Paterson (Novel: John Braine)
Music
Mario Nascimbene
Cinematography
Freddie Francis (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Romulus Films Production / Remus
Genre
Drama | Free Cinema. 1940s
Synopsis / Plot
The English factory town is dreary but Joe Lampton has landed a job with a future. To have something to do at night he joins a theatrical group. His boss's daughter Susan is playing ingenue roles on stage and in real life. She is attracted to Joe and Joe thinks about how much faster he will get ahead if he is the boss's son-in-law. This plan is complicated by his strong desire to be with an older woman who also belongs to the theatrical group. She is French and unhappily married. Joe believes he can get away with seeing both women.
Awards
1959: 2 Academy Awards: Actress (Simone Signoret), Adapted Screenplay. 6 Nominations
1959: Golden Globes: Best Foreign Picture (Samuel Goldwyn Award)
1959: National Board of Review: Top Best Foreign Language Films and Actress
1958: BAFTA Awards: Best Film, British Film, Foreign Actress (Signoret). 7 Nominations
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