#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Life at the Beauregard Hotel in Bournemouth during the off-season livens up when beautiful Ann Shankland arrives to see her alcoholic ex-husband John Malcolm, who is secretly engaged to Pat Cooper, who runs the hotel. Meanwhile, snobbish Mrs. Railton-Bell discovers that the kind if doddering Major Pollock isn’t what he appears to be–particularly shocking news for her frail daughter Sibyl, who is secretly in love with him.
Plot: Boarders at an English resort struggle with emotional problems.
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Do Check Into The Beauregard Hotel!
“Separate Tables” (1958) is a movie that I’d been wanting to see for many years, and it was worth the wait. A “Grand Hotel”-type of story that takes place at a quaint English inn by the sea, it features any number of interesting characters, marvelously depicted by a host of great talents. Thus, we get a love triangle between Burt Lancaster, his ex-wife Rita Hayworth (40 years old in this film and still looking very pulchritudinous) and the charming hotel owner Wendy Hiller, who really did earn her Best Supporting Actress Oscar here. We meet the repressed mess of a spinster played by Deborah Kerr, as well as her impossibly overbearing mother (Gladys Cooper, doing here what she did to Bette Davis in 1942’s “Now, Voyager”). We get to know retired Army major David Niven, and learn his dark secrets. (Niven, too, earned his Oscar for this fine portrayal; he also costarred with Kerr in another 1958 film, “Bonjour Tristesse.”) And finally, we encounter a pair of young lovers, Rod Taylor and the yummy Audrey Dalton, who can’t decide if they should marry or not. Many dramatic encounters abound (some of them sexually frank for 1958), and Hayworth’s mature and adult performance might come as the pleasantest surprise of the bunch. Personally, I would say that big Burt picks the wrong gal to go off with at the film’s conclusion, but I suppose that this is a matter of personal taste. The bottom line here is that this classic film is a wonderful treat for viewers who appreciate good screen writing and who relish deliciously served acting by a bunch of real pros. And this nice, crisp-looking DVD only adds to the pleasure. So do yourself a favor and check into the Beauregard Hotel!
About as far removed from his American playwright contemporary Tennessee Williams as you could get, yet there’s a place in my heart for English dramatist Terence Rattigan and his perhaps subtler expositions of motive, need, weakness and ultimately dignity in the human condition.
Interestingly, this movie adaptation of his mid 50’s play, slightly improbably makes prominent use of American actors, although fortuitously possibly, this helps to elevates its status to a wider and higher level and almost certainly helped it to get noticed by the Academy at the awards round.
Director Mann doesn’t try too hard to “open out” the play for the cinema, realising its strength lies in depicting the enclosed stultifying world of the not-quite “Grand Hotel”, it acting as a metaphor for the trapped existences of its various inhabitants. That said, none of the main characters hardly seem drawn from reality, but once you concede the writer’s dramatic licence, you have to admire his skill in their interplay and the well-managed conclusion which works too as an indictment against narrow-minded intolerance as the fellow-guests at last react against flinty old Lady Matheson (Cathleen Nesbitt) and her petty-minded outrage at and desired expulsion of David Niven’s disgraced “Major” character. Niven won the Oscar for his performance and you can see why, moving from blustery, caddish bonhomie (his “what what” refrain really gets on your nerves as he himself honestly admits) to his awkward embarrassed demeanour at the end. In support, I also enjoyed the playing of Wendy Hiller as the school-marmy hotelier, Deborah Kerr as Nesbitt’s sexually repressed daughter and Gladys Cooper as her put-upon friend who like the daughter rises up but gently to overturn the Major’s victimisation and rehabilitate him.
It doesn’t all work, Lancaster and Hayworth’s story seems to belong in a different play / film and the minor parts are too sketchily drawn (Rod Taylor and his randy girlfriend too obviously counterpointing the sexual gaucheness of Kerr’s Sibyl) and a too obvious Margaret Rutherford type inserted no doubt to add some humour.
I’m pretty sure it would have made for a better night out at the theatre than the cinema, but I wouldn’t deny the play’s elevation to a wider audience and certainly didn’t regret checking in on this occasion.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Delbert Mann
Writer Terence Rattigan, John Gay, John Michael Hayes
Actors Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven
Country United States
Awards Won 2 Oscars. 7 wins & 15 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Film Length 2,731.92 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm