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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)

AwardRecipientResult
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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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 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


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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.


Mrs. Railton-Bell: I have no curiosity about the working classes.


Sibyl Railton-Bell: Why have you told so many awful lies?
Major Angus Pollock: Because I don't like myself the way I am, i suppose. I had to invent someone else... It's not harmful really. We all have our daydreams. Mine have just gone a step further than most people.
[laughs ironically]
Major Angus Pollock: Sometimes I just manage to believe in the Major myself.


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When she was interviewed by the "London News Chronicle" about her Oscar win, Wendy Hiller said she thought the Academy was crazy for giving it to her. "All you could see of me in the picture was the back of my head. Unless they give some award for acting with one's back to the camera, I don't see how I could have won. They cut my two best scenes and gave one to Rita Hayworth." She went on, "Never mind the honor, though I'm sure it's very nice of them. I hope this award means cash - hard cash. I want lots of lovely offers to go filming in Hollywood, preferably in the winter so I can avoid all the horrid cold over here."
Both Cathleen Nesbitt and Gladys Cooper, who are in this film, played the mother of Prof. Henry Higgins, as played by Rex Harrison, Ms. Nesbitt on Broadway (twice - 25 years apart) and Ms. Cooper in the film version of My Fair Lady.
'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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