Separate Tables

Separate Tables

DVD - 2004
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Intimate look at the emotional lives of the boarders of a small British guest house.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, [2004]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780792866367
0792866363
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 SEP NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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ThomasJWhiting
Sep 21, 2018

GOOD 1958 film version of Terence Rattigan play. Fine performances by Burt Lancaster and others - fun to see young Australian Rod Taylor who I primarily remember from 'The Time Machine'.

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akirakato
Apr 05, 2017

This is an American drama directed by Delbert Mann, based on two one-act plays by Terence Rattigan.
Maybe, it looks good on the play, but it is too slow-paced for the movie.
It is a pity that great actors had to act on a poorly written screenplay.

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garycornell
Jul 01, 2014

One of Hollywood's finest films because the entire cast is worthy of awards. See it to believe it.

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bigmanwithbigtits
Jun 14, 2013

Niven owns in this movie. Delivering the shortest best lead actor oscar performance of all time... 25 minutes long. Worth watching for sure.

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Monolith
Aug 12, 2012

I concur, this was an odd film. Great actors, across the board. David Niven won the Oscar for his unsavory role of the veteran with "Major" visions of grandeur -- and "Pee Wee Herman" syndrome. A poignant exchange between he and Deborah Kerr, who's just so damn cute and sweet -- I just wanna give her a pinch on the cheek! (lol) Lancaster and Hayworth's interplay was good, just not as juicy as the aforementioned scandal that got the pinched-faced old ladies' panties in a bunch. An evocative exercise in tolerance and charity.

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rslade
May 25, 2012

An odd, but rather touching drama. Obviously a play set in film, with all the great dialogue that implies.

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Monolith
Aug 12, 2012

Sibyl Railton-Bell: "Why have you told so many AWFUL LIES?" 'Major' Angus Pollock: "Because I don't like myself the way I am, I suppose. I had to invent someone else... It's not too harmful, really. We all have our daydreams. Mine have just gone a step further than most people... Sometimes I just manage to believe in the Major myself."

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Monolith
Aug 12, 2012

Pat Cooper (to John about his relationship with Ann): "When you're together, you slash each other to pieces. When you're alone, you slash yourselves to pieces."

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