MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,235 this week

Separate Tables (1958)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  11 February 1959 (France)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 4,140 users  
Reviews: 62 user | 22 critic

The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables."

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 images
created 09 Sep 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 29 Apr 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 21 Mar 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 29 May 2013
 
DVR
a list of 31 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Separate Tables" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Separate Tables (1958)

Separate Tables (1958) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Separate Tables.
Won 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling. His buxom widow Serafina miscarries, then over a period ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause.

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy
Ask Any Girl (1959)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sales girl falls for the younger of a company run by two brothers. The elder falls for her but plans to help her get his brother because he doesn't know he's in love.

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: David Niven, Shirley MacLaine, Gig Young
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger.

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy. He begins to discover that the facts in the case aren't ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Rock Hudson plays an Air Force Colonel who has just been re-assigned as a cold war B-52 commander who must shape up his men to pass a grueling inspection that the previous commander had ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor, Mary Peach
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Arnold Boult is determined to make his son a success at all costs. He commits arson, causes two suicides, and bribes people. His wife, unable to leave him, becomes alcoholic and dies. His ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr, Ian Hunter
Separate Tables (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Arrival of a beautiful model stirs up the guests of a peaceful small-town hotel where most of them hide from their troubles. Secrets, infatuations and lies come out.

Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Claire Bloom
Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ted King, aided by Jack Janiero, is in charge of a company owned by Peter Merriman, reputed playboy, which he inherited from his father. Merriman decides to have a look at the company which... See full summary »

Director: Lee Robinson
Stars: Chips Rafferty, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Ilma Adey
Separate Tables (TV Movie 1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: María Concepción César, Irma Córdoba, Fernanda Mistral
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Pursued by detectives, Johnny Walters leaves the city to visit his family in a small California town. Among the household: his dead brother's luscious widow Helen, who soon is attracted to ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Keller
Stars: Colleen Miller, Charles Drake, Rod Taylor
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
Felix Aylmer ...
...
...
May Hallatt ...
Priscilla Morgan ...
Edit

Storyline

It's the off-season at the lonely Beauregard Hotel in Bournemoth, and only the long-term tenants are still in residence. Life at the Beauregard is stirred up, however, when the beautiful Ann Shankland arrives to see her alcoholic ex-husband, John Malcolm, who is secretly engaged to Pat Cooper, the woman who runs the hotel. Meanwhile, snobbish Mrs Railton-Bell discovers that the kindly if rather doddering Major Pollock is not what he appears to be. The news is particularly shocking for her frail daughter, Sibyl, who is secretly in love with the Major. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 February 1959 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Aparte tafels  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title song (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Harold Adamson), written for the film, became a best-selling single by Vic Damone on Columbia Records. According to author Tony Thomas in his 1975 book, "Harry Warren and the Hollywood Musical," composer David Raksin preferred using just his own melodies in his Oscar-nominated score. See more »

Goofs

Camera reflected in window in the last dolly shot. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Railton-Bell: Are you on the side of Mr. Malcolm and his defense of vice or are you on the side of the Christian virtues - like Mr. Fowler and myself?
John Malcolm: Never in my life have I heard a question so disgracefully begged. You should be in politics, Mrs. Railton-Bell.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Separate Tables
(1958)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung by Vic Damone (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

What a pity most of today's cinemagoers will never see this very moving film
7 January 1999 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

This is without doubt one of the best films I have ever seen. The fact that it all takes place in one small Bournemouth (England) hotel, no violence, no special effects, no thousands of extras, or vast expenditure says it all. Excellent performances from a star studded cast, especially David Niven. It is gripping from start to finish, but by modern standards in a gentle way. A movie possibly mainly for women, but as a man I can only say that I found it very moving. A film I will always watch whenever it comes around as it always will. A classic.


73 of 79 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the Major Bustagroovy
Wendy Hiller can do no wrong! Felonious-Punk
Great Cast, but... OgreVI
Remake? goldenswim
Major Angus Pollock justaudrey
Title Song nobboffin2002
Discuss Separate Tables (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page