Separate Tables

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Based on Terence Rattigan's play, Separate Tables is about a number of characters and their adventures at a British seaside hotel. Among the guests are an alleged war hero David Niven, a timid spinster Deborah Kerr and her domineering mother Gladys Cooper, and a divorced couple Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth trying to re-ignite their romance despite the presence of his mistress Wendy Hiller. All of the characters' lives become intertwined in the course of the film as the story examines love affairs and secrets. ...
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Overview

Based on Terence Rattigan's play, Separate Tables is about a number of characters and their adventures at a British seaside hotel. Among the guests are an alleged war hero David Niven, a timid spinster Deborah Kerr and her domineering mother Gladys Cooper, and a divorced couple Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth trying to re-ignite their romance despite the presence of his mistress Wendy Hiller. All of the characters' lives become intertwined in the course of the film as the story examines love affairs and secrets. Separate Tables is a fine, textured drama, filled with terrific performances and was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress Deborah Kerr, Best Actor David Niven, Best Supporting Actress Wendy Hiller, Best Screenplay From Another Medium, Best Cinematography and Best Music. Niven and Hiller won Oscars for the film.
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Special Features

Audio commentary by director Delbert Mann; Original theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Adapted by John Gay and Terence Rattigan from Rattigan's play and produced by star Burt Lancaster's independent company, Delbert Mann's Separate Tables (1958) showcased the acting talents of its British-American cast in a character study of isolated individuals making tentative connections in a seaside hotel. True to Lancaster and long time producing partner Harold Hecht's preference for off beat material, Separate Tables's then-frank exploration of repression and loneliness involves sexual frigidity, perversion, jealousy, domestic violence and divorce, with the confines of the hotel enhancing the characters' emotional claustrophobia. As an alcoholic writer and his aging beauty ex-wife, Lancaster and Rita Hayworth play against glamorous, potent type; David Niven and Deborah Kerr reveal the considerable turmoil beneath the prim surfaces of a blowhard retired military man and a mother-dominated spinster. More a mature succès d'estime than a popular hit, Separate Tables nevertheless received seven Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Screenplay and Actress for Kerr. Wendy Hiller won the Best Supporting Actress statuette for her resigned hotel manager and Niven added a Best Actor prize to his award from the New York Film Critics.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2014
  • UPC: 738329133221
  • Original Release: 1958
  • Source: Lorber Films (Kino)
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / B&W
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 2,891

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rita Hayworth Ann Shankland
Deborah Kerr Sybil Railton-Bell
David Niven Maj. Pollack
Wendy Hiller Miss Pat Cooper
Burt Lancaster John Malcolm
Gladys Cooper Mrs. Railton-Bell
Cathleen Nesbitt Lady Matheson
Felix Aylmer Mr. Fowler
Rod Taylor Charles
Audrey Dalton Jean
May Hallatt Miss Meacham
Priscilla Morgan Doreen
Hilda Plowright Mabel
Technical Credits
Delbert Mann Director
Harold Adamson Songwriter
Marvin Albert Producer
Edward Boyle Set Decoration/Design
Edward Carrere Art Director
Charles Ennis Editor
Marjorie Fowler Editor
John Gay Screenwriter
Mary Grant Costumes/Costume Designer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Harold Hecht Producer
Harry Horner Production Designer
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
Fred Lau Sound/Sound Designer
Harry Maret Makeup
Frank Prehoda Makeup
David Raksin Score Composer
Terence Rattigan Screenwriter
Harry Waarren Songwriter
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