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Separate Tables (1958)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  December 1958 (USA)
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The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables."

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It's the off-season at the lonely Beauregard Hotel in Bournemoth, and only the long-term tenants are still in residence. Life at the Beauregard is stirred up, however, when the beautiful Ann Shankland arrives to see her alcoholic ex-husband, John Malcolm, who is secretly engaged to Pat Cooper, the woman who runs the hotel. Meanwhile, snobbish Mrs Railton-Bell discovers that the kindly if rather doddering Major Pollock is not what he appears to be. The news is particularly shocking for her frail daughter, Sibyl, who is secretly in love with the Major. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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Fra bord til bord  »

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Both Cathleen Nesbitt and Gladys Cooper, who are in this film, played the mother of Prof. Henry Higgins, as played by Rex Harrison, Ms. Nesbitt on Broadway (twice - 25 years apart) and Ms. Cooper in the film version of My Fair Lady (1964). See more »

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John Malcolm: Is this your year for looking up old husbands?
Ann Shankland: Only the special ones.
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Separate Tables
(1958)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung by Vic Damone (uncredited)
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If you like human nature you'll love this movie.
13 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie immensely. I went back and watched parts of it over because it was done so well.

The actors show the greatness and degradation of human nature under the duress of great personal obstacles and non-ideal circumstances.

Burt Lancaster is both bold and vulnerable, directly honest and compassionately understanding.

One person exhibits unsurpassed understanding with unselfish love. To me, this is a love story on many levels; manipulative love, selfish, lonely love, the love of people's opinion, love battling fear and finally... well, you need to watch it and see.


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