Live stream preview

Watch this video and more on The Criterion Channel

Watch this video and more on The Criterion Channel

Start your free trial

Already subscribed? Sign in

Room at the Top

1h 57m

Up Next in British New Wave

  • Look Back in Anger

    Directed by Tony Richardson • 1959 • United Kingdom
    Starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Mary Ure

    Based on the smash-hit play by John Osborne that inaugurated Britain’s “angry young men” literary movement, this touchstone of the British New Wave features a searing performance from Richard Burt...

  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    Directed by Karel Reisz • 1960 • United Kingdom
    Starring Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts

    Adapted by Alan Sillitoe from his own influential debut novel, this quintessential kitchen-sink drama was one of the first films to give voice to the discontent of Britain’s working class. ...

  • The Entertainer

    Directed by Tony Richardson • 1960 • United Kingdom
    Starring Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey

    “Life is a beastly mess,” states the great Laurence Olivier in this superb drama of the seedy music-hall life. He plays Archie Rice, a third-rate vaudevillian whose song-and-dance ro...