Separate Tables 1958

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Separate Tables ★★★½ 1958

Adaptation of the Terence Rattigan play about a varied cast of characters living out their personal dramas in a British seaside hotel. Guests include a matriarch and her shy daughter, a divorced couple, a spinster, and a presumed war hero. Their secrets and loves are examined in grand style. Fine acting all around. 98m/B VHS, DVD . Burt Lancaster, David Niven, Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, Wendy Hiller, Rod Taylor, Gladys Cooper, Felix Aylmer, Cathleen Nesbitt, Audrey Dalton, May Hallatt, Priscilla Morgan, Hilda Plowright; D: Delbert Mann; W: John Gay; C: Charles B(ryant) Lang Jr.; M: David Raksin. Oscars '58: Actor (Niven), Support. Actress (Hiller); Golden Globes '59: Actor—Drama (Niven); N.Y. Film Critics '58: Actor (Niven).