Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 218: Wed Dec 22

Room At the Top (Clayton, 1959): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.10pm

 This film is part of the Jack Clayton season at BFI Southbank.

Chicago Reader review:
Jack Clayton’s 1959 examination of British working-class ambition stars Laurence Harvey as a young north-country man-on-the-make who reaches the management level by knocking up the factory owner’s daughter, discarding his aging mistress (Simone Signoret) along the way. Still a fairly absorbing study of class antagonisms and middle-class pettiness, with good performances from Harvey and Signoret, and fine support from the always impeccable Allan Cuthbertson and Heather Sears.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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