Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey) is an ambitious man. Having just moved from the factory town of
When Susan returns from her holiday, Joe seduces her but realizes that he is no longer interested in money or position, that he was truly happy with
LeAnn Rimes could totally be Simone Signoret if they did a biopic on her!
Laurence Harvey, what a hunk! I actually haven’t seen the movie Domino but had to call my sister, who really likes the film to tell her about the connection. She’s twenty-seven, she wasn’t really impressed. Meh.
Harvey and Signoret are wonderful in the film. Considered quite racy for it’s time, their love scenes are refreshingly genuine and honest.
plays his part with intensity; this movie is as much about social class as it is an illicit love affair, Joe is constantly reminded of his position in the ranks but you’re never quite sure what will set him off. When he realizes his mistake in seducing Susan and sacrificing real love, you can’t help but feel a bit sorry for him. Signoret plays her role much empathy. She is aware of how cowardly Joe can be however despite his railing against the class system. She also gives Alice, a woman ten years older than Joe, a naïveté, believing that love will conquer all. Harvey
Laurence Harvey has the distinction of appearing opposite three actresses who won the Academy Award for their performances: Simone Signoret in Room at the Top, Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8, and Julie Christie in Darling. he himself was nominated only once for Best Actor for his role in Room at the Top.
Simone Signoret was nominated twice in her career for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Room at the Top and Ship of Fools. She won an Oscar for Room at the Top.
Jack Clayton was nominated once for Best Director for his first full-length feature, Room at the Top.