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Separate Tables

original film poster
Directed by Delbert Mann
Produced by Harold Hecht
Written by Terence Rattigan
John Gay
John Michael Hayes (uncredited)
Starring Deborah Kerr
Rita Hayworth
David Niven
Wendy Hiller
Burt Lancaster
Music by David Raksin
Cinematography Charles Lang
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) 1958
Running time 100 min.
Country US
Language English
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Separate Tables is the collective name of two one-act plays written by Sir Terence Rattigan, both taking place in the Beauregard Private Hotel, Bournemouth, a seaside town on the south coast of England. The first play, entitled "Table by the Window", focuses on the troubled relationship between a disgraced Labour politician and his ex-wife. The second play, "Table Number Seven", is set about eighteen months after the events of the previous play, and deals with the touching friendship between a repressed spinster and a retired English army officer, Major Pollock. The secondary characters - permanent residents, the hotel's manager, and members of the staff - appear in both plays. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Delbert Martin Mann, Jr. ... Harold Hecht (1907-1985) was US film producer. ... Terence Rattigan — British Playwright Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan (June 10, 1911 – November 30, 1977) was one of Englands most important 20th century dramatists. ... John Michael Hayes (born May 11, 1919) an American playwright. ... Deborah Kerr, CBE (September 30, 1921 – October 16, 2007) was a Golden Globe Award-winning Scottish actress who was also awarded an honorary Academy Award and BAFTA recognition. ... Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987), was an American actress of Spanish and Anglo-Irish descent who reached fame during the 1940s as the eras leading sex symbol. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE (August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003) was a distinguished English film and stage actress. ... Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an Oscar-winning American film actor, noted for his athletic physique (a rare thing for leading men of that time), distinct smile (which he called The Grin) and, later, his willingness to play roles that went against his initial tough guy... David Raksin (August 4, 1912 - August 9, 2004) was an American composer of music born in Philadelphia, PA. With over 100 film scores and 300 TV scores to his credit, he became known as the Grandfather of Film Music. ... Charles Lang (March 22, 1902 – April 3, 1998) was a noted film cinematographer. ... This article is about the film studio. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Terence Rattigan — British Playwright Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan (June 10, 1911 – November 30, 1977) was one of Englands most important 20th century dramatists. ... , Bournemouth is a large town and tourist resort, situated on the south coast of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

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London premiere

Separate Tables had its premiere at the St James's Theatre in London in September 1954. It was originally intended that the main roles should be played by Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, who had scored quite a success with Rattigan's The Sleeping Prince. They asked Rattigan to postpone the production to fit in with their schedule, but the play could not wait. It opened instead with Margaret Leighton and Eric Portman in the leading roles. They were later to take the play to Broadway.[1] The St Jamess Theatre was in King Street, London opening in 1835 and was demolished in 1957. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Vivien Leigh, Lady Olivier (November 5, 1913 – July 8, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award winning English actress. ... The Sleeping Prince is a 1953 play by Terrence Rattigan. ... Margaret Leighton (February 26, 1922 – January 13, 1976) was an English actress. ... Eric Portman (born Halifax, West Yorkshire on 13 July 1901 and died St Veep, Cornwall on 7 December 1969) was a distinguished English stage and film actor. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ...


The play opened to good reviews and Harold Hobson called the second play in the double-bill, "one of Rattigan's masterpieces, in which he shows in superlative degree his pathos, his humour and his astounding mastery over the English language...".[2] Sir Harold Hobson (1904-1992) was an influential English drama critic and author. ...


Broadway premiere

Separate Tables was first presented at The Music Box, New York City, on October 25, 1956. It was directed by Peter Glenville, with sets by Michael Weight and lighting by Paul Morrison. The cast included May Hallatt (Miss Meacham), William Podmore (Mr. Fowler) and Phyllis Neilson-Terry (Mrs. Railton-Bell). The principal roles in both plays were portrayed by the same actors. Margaret Leighton played the glamorous Mrs. Shankland in "Table by the Window" and the dowdy, bespectacled Sibyl in "Table Number Seven". The roles of the hot-blooded politician and the ex-officer Major Pollock were portrayed by Eric Portman. The Music Box is a Laurel and Hardy short film comedy released in 1932. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Glenville (28 October 1913 - 3 June 1996), born Peter Patrick Brabason Browne, was an English film and stage actor and director. ... Margaret Leighton (February 26, 1922 – January 13, 1976) was an English actress. ... Eric Portman (born Halifax, West Yorkshire on 13 July 1901 and died St Veep, Cornwall on 7 December 1969) was a distinguished English stage and film actor. ...


Film adaptation

In 1958, United Artists released a film adaptation of Separate Tables, directed by Delbert Mann, and adapted by Rattigan, John Gay and an uncredited John Michael Hayes. // Events February 16- In the Money is released on this date. ... This article is about the film studio. ... Delbert Martin Mann, Jr. ... John Michael Hayes (born May 11, 1919) an American playwright. ...


The film took the two plays and opened it up for a screenplay that introduced some new parts. Burt Lancaster was also producer (Hecht-Hill-Lancaster). Rita Hayworth was married to James Hill at the time. Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987), was an American actress of Spanish and Anglo-Irish descent who reached fame during the 1940s as the eras leading sex symbol. ...

David Niven and Wendy Hiller in their Oscar winning performances in the 1958 film Separate Tables

The film stars David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth, Burt Lancaster, Wendy Hiller, Gladys Cooper, Felix Aylmer, and Rod Taylor. It was nominated for seven Oscars, winning two (Niven for Best Actor and Hiller for Best Supporting Actress). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Deborah Kerr, CBE (September 30, 1921 – October 16, 2007) was a Golden Globe Award-winning Scottish actress who was also awarded an honorary Academy Award and BAFTA recognition. ... Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987), was an American actress of Spanish and Anglo-Irish descent who reached fame during the 1940s as the eras leading sex symbol. ... Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an Oscar-winning American film actor, noted for his athletic physique (a rare thing for leading men of that time), distinct smile (which he called The Grin) and, later, his willingness to play roles that went against his initial tough guy... Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE (August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003) was a distinguished English film and stage actress. ... Dame Gladys Constance Cooper DBE (18 December 1888 – 17 November 1971) was an Oscar-nominated English actress. ... Sir Felix Aylmer OBE (February 21, 1889–September 2, 1979), born Felix Edward Aylmer Jones, was a distinguished English stage actor who also appeared in the cinema and on television. ... Rod Taylor (born Rodney Sturt Taylor on January 11, 1930) is an Australian-born film and television actor. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


May Hallatt repeated her part as Miss Meecham for the film.


References

  1. ^ Whitworth
  2. ^ Whitworth

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