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Title: Separate Tables

Date: 1958
Type: Drama
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: Delbert Mann

The long term residents of a Bournemouth hotel have their lives disrupted by the arrival of the beautiful ex-wife of the residents and the revelation that one of the residents has been inappropriate with women despite the attraction between him and the daughter of the hotel owner. This is Terence Rattigan's view of middle class manners in the late 1950's. Whilst the world has changed this reflects the world as it was then and there are some very good performances within this context. Deborah Kerr is good as the put upon daughter, Rita Hayworth as the beautiful American actress and David Niven as the mild mannered ex-soldier with psychological problems.


Deborah KerrDeborah Kerr
Rita HayworthRita Hayworth
David NivenDavid Niven
Wendy HillerWendy Hiller
Burt LancasterBurt Lancaster
Gladys CooperGladys Cooper
Cathleen NesbitCathleen Nesbit
Felix Aylmer
Rod TaylorRod Taylor
Audrey Dalton
Mary Hallatt


Won - Best Actor - David Niven
Won Best supporting Actress - Wendy Hiller
Nominatin - Best Actress - Beborah Kerr
Nomination - Best picture


Terence Rattigan
Separate Tables