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Separate Tables

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:23 am
by MichaelB
Confirmed as a Dual Format release for August 20th:
Separate Tables
Directed by Delbert Mann

Delbert Mann's 1958 classic MGM drama Separate Tables, based on a Terence Rattigan play and co-scripted by Rattigan himself, is a star-studded character study of a group of residents at a small British seaside town. Lovely but vulnerable Anne Shankland (Rita Hayworth) travels to the hotel in hopes of starting over with her ex-husband, John (Burt Lancaster), but she does not know that he is already engaged to Pat Cooper (Wendy Hillier), the manager of the hotel. Meanwhile, Mrs Railton-bell (Deborah Kerr) discovers the hidden truth about war veteran Major Pollack (David Niven).

Considered daring in its day due to its frank discussions of sexual topics, Separate Tables was nominated for seven Academy Awards, and won for Best Actor (David Niven) and Best Supporting Actress (Wendy Hillier).

Special features
• Other extras TBC
• Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits

US | 1963 | black and white | 99 minutes | 1 x BD50 / Region B | DVD9 x 1 /Region 2 | Cert PG

Re: Separate Tables

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:03 pm
by otis
There are a couple of mistakes in the synopsis: Mrs Railton-Bell is played by Gladys Cooper - it's her decidedly unmarried daughter Sibyl who's played by Deborah Kerr. And it's Wendy Hiller, not Hillier.

Re: Separate Tables

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 9:41 am
by MichaelB