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Separate but EqualAt 3 1/4 hours, this sometimes windy made-for-TV account of then NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall's fight against segregation might seem a daunting...Separate but EqualHistorical, DramaPT186MPGAt 3 1/4 hours, this sometimes windy made-for-TV account of then NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall's fight against segregation might seem a daunting...1991-10-25Richard KileyCleavon LittleJohn McMartinRichard Kiley, Cleavon Little, John McMartinRepublic Home Video
B+

Separate but Equal

Genre: Historical, Drama; Starring: Burt Lancaster, Sidney Poitier, Richard Kiley, Cleavon Little, John McMartin; Director: George Stevens Jr.; Author: George Stevens Jr.; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Republic Home Video

At 3 1/4 hours, this sometimes windy made-for-TV account of then NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall’s fight against segregation might seem a daunting undertaking. But impassioned performances and meticulously rendered period detail make Separate But Equal worthwhile and ultimately enriching. B+

Originally posted October 25 1991 — 12:00 AM EDT

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