Separate Tables (1958) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Delbert Mann and produced by Harold Hecht and Harry Horner.
Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||David Niven||Won|
|Best Actress||Deborah Kerr||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Wendy Hiller||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Charles Lang, Jr.||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||David Raksin||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Harold Hecht, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Terence Rattigan, John Gay||Nominated|
THE RITA HAYWORTH IS 100! BLOGATHON: Separate Tables (1958)on Oct 17, 2018 From Caftan Woman
Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting this loving blogathon tribute to Rita Hayworth on the occasion of her centenary, October 17, 2018. Click HERE for the contributions collected from October 17th to the 19th. Two one-act plays by Terence Rattigan (The Winslow Boy), Table by t... Read full article
Separate Tables (1958, Delbert Mann)By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 30, 2018 From The Stop Button
Despite taking place in a very English hotel with very English residents?all of them long-term residents, not temporary guests?Separate Tables hinges almost entirely on the Americans. Burt Lancaster is one such American. He?s a regular resident (even ostensibly engaged to manager Wendy Hiller; they?... Read full article
getTV Rita Hayworth Blogathon: Separate TablesBy minooallen on Oct 13, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
getTV Rita Hayworth Blogathon: Separate Tables Without the use of special effects, violence, or even a slick, polished plot, Delbert Mann?s Separate Tables remains one of the most riveting films I?ve ever seen. The 1958 masterpiece weaves together the desperate lives of the lonely, repressed residen... Read full article
"Executive Suite," or Separate TablesBy David on Jan 12, 2014 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze
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Separate Tables: A Tale of Two CouplesBy Rick29 on Sep 5, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe
The sign for the Hotel Beauregard in Bournemouth, England, states simply: Three minutes from the sea Fine Cuisine Separate Tables While it sounds like a quaint little establishment, it's a rather lively place occupied by a bevy of assorted characters: a domineering mother and her meek, shelte... Read full article
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John Malcolm: The very sight of you is perhaps the one thing about you I don't hate.
Ann Shankland: I didn't mean any harm.
John Malcolm: That's when you do the most damage.
Ann Shankland: We all make mistakes.
John Malcolm: You specialize in them.
Pat Cooper: [to John about his relationship with Ann] When you're together, you slash each other to pieces. When you're alone, you slash yourselves to pieces.
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With less than 16 minutes of screen time David Niven's performance in this movie is the shortest ever to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Director Delbert Mann specifically shot May Hallatt's pool split in a long take with a moving camera - he wanted to show that a stand-in was not doing her trick shot for her. Unfortunately, the picture was taken from him, and re-edited with the middle of the shot removed, destroying that effect.
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