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Room At The Top


"Room at the Top" is a 1959 British film based on the novel of the same name by John Braine. The novel was adapted by Neil Paterson with uncredited work by Mordecai Richler. It was directed by Jack Clayton and produced by John and James Woolf. The film stars Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit, Donald Houston and Hermione Baddeley.

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Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

Room at the top is a way of describing the opportunity to join the higher ranks of an organization. The phrase is attributed to the American politician Daniel Webster (1782-1852), who was warned against attempting to enter the overcrowded ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of British Cinema (2013)

by Alan Burton, Steve Chibnall

Room at the Top was the first of the new wave of realist British films to have major success at the box office and exploited its adults only “X” certificate in advertising that announced “A Savage Story of Lust and Ambition— The Film of John ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

room at the top: see ROOM. thin on top: see THIN. top and tail 0 remove the top and bottom of a fruit or vegetable while preparing it as food. 9 wash the face and bottom of a baby or small ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series (2000)

by Richard B. Armstrong, Mary Willems Armstrong

Room at the Top (¡958); Life at the Top (¡965); Man at the Top (¡ 975) ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Historic Places: Southern Europe (1995)

by Trudy Ring, Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda

The ellipse-shaped auditorium or cavea provided numbered seats for 50,000 paying spectators, with free standing room at the top for thousands more. Some authorities say the capacity was more than 80,000 in all. The arena was separated ...

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