1973 Man at the Top

Man at the Top – 1973

A Hammer production in association with Durton Films presented by Nat Cohen for Anglo-EMI Film Distributors Limited Copyright MCMLXXIII Hammer Film Productions Limited – All rights reserved
MPAA Approved Certificate No. 23662

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional

Made at EMI/MGM Elstree Studios Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire, England

Technicolor 88 mins

Storyline

Hard-nosed businessman Joe Lampton is appointed to replace an executive in a pharmaceutical company who has just committed suicide. But, as soon as he takes up his post, he begins to uncover evidence that a new drug being marketed by the company and tested n Africa is unsafe and it seems that he has been set up as a scapegoat if any scandal breaks. Lampton has to use all his guile to survive in the wild jungle of big business.

Crew

Production Supervisor
Art Director
Editor
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Continuity
Make-up
Hairdresser
Wardrobe Supervisor
Construction Manager
Dubbing Mixer
Casting Director
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed and Conducted by 
Musical Supervisor
Screenplay by
Additional material by
Based on characters created by
Produced by
Directed by

Roy Skeggs
Don Picton
Chris Barnes
Ron Jackson
Ken Baker
Claude Hitchcock
Terry Poulton
Sally Ball
George Blackler
Elaine Bowerbank
Laura Nightingale
Arthur Banks
Denis Whitlock
James Liggat
Chic Anstiss
Brian Probyn, BSc
Roy Budd
Philip Martell
Hugh Whitemore
John Junkin
John Braine
Peter Charlesworth and Jock Jacobsen
Mike Vardy

Cast

Joe Lampton
Alex
Lord Ackerman
Marshall
Massey
Tarrant
Wisbech
Digby
Weston
George Harvey
Mrs Harvey
Joyce
Eileen
Taranath
Newsreader
Sarah Tarrant
Robin
Black Boxer
Waitress
White Boxer
Referee
Records Clerk

Kenneth Haig
Nanette Newman
Harry Andrews
William Lucas
Clive Swift
Paul Williamson
John Collin
John Quentin
Danny Sewell
Charlie Williams
Anne Cunningham
Angela Bruce
Margaret Heald
Jaran Yaltan
Tim Brinton
Norma West
Mary Maude
John Conteh
Nell Brennan
Patrick McCann
George Francis
Verne Morgan

Footnotes

This is the only one of Hammer’s television spin-offs at this time not to be derived from a comedy. The character Joe Lampton had already appeared twice in the cinema, both times played by Laurence Harvey, in “Room at the Top” (1958) and “Life at the Top” (1965).


Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection