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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 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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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.
John Malcolm: Is this your year for looking up old husbands?
Ann Shankland: Only the special ones.
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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.
Director Delbert Mann was so upset over producer/star Burt Lancaster's re-cutting of the picture that he severed his relationship with the company. According to Mann, it was done because Lancaster's character is the last of the four major protagonists to be introduced.
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