A ruthless indictment of the British class system, ROOM AT THE TOP is a hallmark, seminal film in the social realist British "kitchen sink" movement, which produced such movies as SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING, A TASTE OF HONEY, and THIS SPORTING LIFE. But ROOM set the trend and
lured adults back into theaters in droves, thanks to its frank treatment of sexuality and the blaze of energy brought to it by the magnificence and suffering of the incomparable Signoret. You may not agree, but we think (because of her
) it stands the test of time. Laurence Harvey, the film's
ruthless anti-hero, hopes to gatecrash past his working-class origins. Arriving in a blea...