Movie Talk,  MovieMuse Reviews by Erin

Separate Tables

Separate Tables (1958) – Carefully paced but very well made movie with David Niven, Rita Hayworth, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, and a small part for Rod Taylor (two years before The Time Machine). Very interesting, and somewhat uncommon for the time. Pretty straight performance for David Niven, who I much prefer in serious roles than comedic ones. Rita Hayworth managed more gravitas than I ever would have expected based on her early films. The script was definitely pushing back against the Hayes Code. Excellent performances all around, particularly around such difficult topics at the time.