Separate Tables
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Based on Terence Rattigan's play, Separate Tables is about a number of characters and their adventures at a British seaside hotel. Among the guests are an alleged war hero (David Niven), a timid spinster (Deborah Kerr) and her domineering mother (Gladys Cooper), and a divorced couple (Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth) trying to re-ignite their romance despite the presence of his mistress (Wendy Hiller). All of the characters' lives become intertwined in the course of the film as the story examines love affairs and secrets. Separate Tables is a fine, textured drama, filled with terrific… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

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"How do you assemble a wonderful ensemble and then waste their talents? Here's an example."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Very strong, controversial (for 1958) drama starring Hayworth, Kerr."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"The well-made play and once well-thought of film seems to be lifeless when viewed today."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Drama com excelentes atuações (especialmente de Niven e Kerr), Vidas Separadas possui roteiro enxuto que extrai o máximo de sua galeria de personagens patéticos que buscam a dignidade."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Terence Rattigan's old-fashioned melodrama is well-acted by the entire ensemble. Surprisingly, it was nominated for Best Picture and garnered Oscars for David Nivel as a Major with fake identity and Wendy Hiller as the reserved hotel manager."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A touching and absorbing movie that (thankfully) doesn't wrap everything up with a big, dumb, happy ending."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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