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+
Genre: Historical, Drama; Starring: Burt Lancaster, Sidney Poitier, Richard Kiley, Cleavon Little, John McMartin; Director: George Stevens Jr.; Author: George Stevens Jr.; Runtime (in minutes): 186; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Republic Home Video
Posted October 25 1991 — 12:00 AM EDT
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