Life At The Top (1965) Laurence Harvey, Jean Simmons

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Successful businessman Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey) is married to the wealthy Susan (Jean Simmons), has two children and lives in the mill town of Warley in northern England. But his career seems to have plateaued, leaving him disillusioned. This feeling is only exacerbated when he discovers his wife's infidelity with local man Mark (Michael Craig). So he takes up with attractive TV host Norah (Honor Blackman) and moves with her to London, aiming to reignite the fire that drove him to the top.

Starring Laurence Harvey, Jean Simmons, Michael Craig

Viewer Review:  "This is a very good movie with an excellent performance by Laurence Harvey, who really picks up where he left off with Joe Lampton, angry, ambitious, resentful, and womanizing. Jean Simmons is in the Heather Sears role, and she's wonderful - beautiful, sensual, and determined to keep her husband despite her own failings. I've always thought Simmons was highly underrated as she was always in competition with Audrey Hepburn and other bigger stars of the day for roles. She is glorious in her British films that she made when she was very young, and of course, Elmer Gantry and Angel Face, to name only two. Worth seeing, and it answers the question, will Joe Lampton ever find happiness."

YOU MAY ALSO LIKERoom at the Top (1959).  The 'prequel' to this movie which depicts the rise of Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey).

1h, 57m

Format:  DVD

This DVD is encoded NTSC Region ALL (playable worldwide).

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