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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 ([[Performer~P32374~Wendy Hiller~wendyhiller]]). 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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:December 15, 1958

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Harold Hecht Best Picture 1958 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association David Niven Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1958 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David Niven Best Actor 1958 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle David Niven Best Actor 1958 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David Raksin Best Drama or Comedy Score 1958 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Deborah Kerr Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1958 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Deborah Kerr Best Actress 1958 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Wendy Hiller Best Supporting Actress 1958 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Wendy Hiller Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1958 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Delbert Mann Best Director 1958 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Terence Rattigan Best Adapted Screenplay 1958 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Gay Best Adapted Screenplay 1958 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charles B. Lang Best Black and White Cinematography 1958 Nominee

Cast

Rita Hayworth
as Ann Shankland
Deborah Kerr
as Sybil Railton-Bell
David Niven
as Maj. Pollack
Wendy Hiller
as Miss Pat Cooper
Burt Lancaster
as John Malcolm
Gladys Cooper
as Mrs. Railton-Bell
Cathleen Nesbitt
as Lady Matheson
Felix Aylmer
as Mr. Fowler
Rod Taylor
as Charles
Audrey Dalton
as Jean
May Hallatt
as Miss Meacham
Priscilla Morgan
as Doreen
Hilda Plowright
as Mabel

Crew

Delbert Mann
Director
Harold Hecht
Producer
Marvin Albert
Producer
Terence Rattigan
Play Author
Terence Rattigan
Screenwriter
John Gay
Screenwriter
Charles B. Lang
Cinematographer
Harold Adamson
Songwriter
David Raksin
Composer (Music Score)
Charles Ennis
Editor
Harry Horner
Production Designer
Edward Carrere
Art Director
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Fred Lau
Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Prehoda
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