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Room at the Top

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Original title
Room at the Top
Running time
115 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Neil Paterson (Novel: John Braine)
Mario Nascimbene
Freddie Francis (B&W)
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Romulus / Remus
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.
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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