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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 ActorDavid NivenWon
Best ActressDeborah KerrNominated
Best Supporting ActressWendy HillerWon
Best CinematographyCharles Lang, Jr.Nominated
Best Music - ScoringDavid RaksinNominated
Best PictureHarold Hecht, ProducerNominated
Best WritingTerence Rattigan, John GayNominated

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getTV Rita Hayworth Blogathon: Separate Tables

By 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 Tables

By 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 Couples

By 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 Tables

By 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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Quotes from

Ann Shankland: You're making it a bit too obvious, you know, that you hate the very sight of me.
John Malcolm: The very sight of you is perhaps the one thing about you I don't hate.

John Malcolm: [to Ann] You know something? No one else I know of lies with such sincerity.

John Malcolm: You know something, Ann? No one I know of lies with such sincerity.

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Facts about

'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.
The role played by Rita Hayworth was originally assigned to Vivien Leigh but she dropped out of the project when her then husband Laurence Olivier decided not to direct the film.
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.
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