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Perfect example of the "angry young man".,
By A Customer
This review is from: Room At The Top [DVD] (DVD)
One of Laurence Harvey's best performances equally matched by Simone Signoret as his tragic lover Alice. The film was given an "18" rating when it was first released due the bedroom scenes, however, considering the material we are now shown on television, time has made this film seem very tame.
This film is a fine example of the British "kitchen sink" dramas so popular in the late 1950's. Joe Lampton arrives in Warnley to work in the accounts dept. for the local council. From the word "Go" he is resentful of anyone who has more money/status than he has and sets out in ruthless fashion to use anyone or anything to achieve his goal, which in this case is the daughter of the local industrial tycoon.