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|
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 Manns Separate Tables remains one of the most riveting films Ive 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
The 1954 film "Executive Suite" begins with an ending: The man lying dead on the Wall Street sidewalk, shot from a POV perspective by director Robert Wise, is Avery Bullard, CEO of the Tredway Corporation of Millburgh, Pennsylvania. Tredway makes furniture, and until about two minutes ago Bulla... Read full article
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
Separate Tables (1958)By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 25, 2013 From 4 Star Films
Starring Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, and Wendy Hiller, the films follows the evens at an Inn in England. This relatively simply film is less about plot and more about the interactions between people. Lancaster is a troubled man who is trying to forget his past marriage.... Read full article
Separate TablesBy Alyson on Feb 6, 2011 From The Best Picture Project
I must say, that I have had such amazing luck lately with the films not available on Netflix. Just Friday morning I was able to catch Separate Tables playing on TCM, what perfect timing with my own schedule. So, if there is a man behind the curtain pulling levers for TCM and picking the most obscu... Read full article
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John Malcolm: Never in my life have I heard a question so disgracefully begged. You should be in politics, Mrs. Railton-Bell.
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.
John Malcolm: [to Ann] You know something? No one else I know of lies with such sincerity.
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The title song (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Harold Adamson), written for the film, became a best-selling single by Vic Damone on Columbia Records. According to author Tony Thomas in his 1975 book, "Harry Warren and the Hollywood Musical," composer David Raksin preferred using just his own melodies in his Oscar-nominated score.
'Delbert Mann' was surprised that years later "Separate Tables" was chosen for a retrospective on British films. According to Mann the film was shot entirely on Stage 5 at Goldwyn Studios.
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