February 12, 1959: “Separate Tables” released in British cinemas

Separate Tables is a drama film based on two one-act plays by Terence Rattigan that were collectively known by this name.

During the off-season at the Beauregard Hotel, the secrets of some guests are exposed. Lovely but vulnerable Ann Shankland travels to the hotel in hopes of starting over with her ex-husband, John, but she does not know that he is already engaged to Pat Cooper, the manager of the hotel. Meanwhile, Mrs. Railton-Bell and her daughter Sibyl discover the hidden truth about war veteran Major Pollack.

  • Released in British cinemas February 12, 1959
  • Broadcast on British television December 14, 1985 on BBC 2

The international stage success seen by more than 42 million people in 145 cities all over the world!

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Rita Hayworth – “Anne Shankland”
  • Deborah Kerr – “Sibyl Railton-Bell”
  • David Niven – “Major David Angus Pollock”
  • Burt Lancaster – “John Malcolm”
  • Wendy Hiller – “Pat Cooper”
  • Rod Taylor – “Charles”

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Based on the stage play Separate Tables

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February 12, 1999: “Jack Frost” released in British cinemas

Jack Frost is a Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film.

Jack Frost, a father who can’t keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son Charlie, before he is gone forever.

The costume for Jack Frost’s snowman form was created by Jim Henson‘s Creature Shop.

Released in British cinemas February 12, 1999

Jack Frost is getting a second chance to be the world’s coolest dad…

If he doesn’t melt first.

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Michael Keaton – “Jack Frost”, Charlie’s dad, and vocalist & harmonica player of The Jack Frost Band
  • Kelly Preston – “Gabby Frost”, Jack’s wife/widow; Charlie’s mother
  • Henry Rollins – “Sid Gronic”, ice hockey coach
  • Mark Addy – “Mac MacArthur”, Jack’s keyboard player and best friend
  • Ahmet Zappa – “Snowplough Driver”
  • Dweezil Zappa – “John Kaplan”, music agent
  • Moon Unit Zappa – “School Teacher” (uncredited)
  • Trevor Rabin – “Trevor”, The Jack Frost Band lead guitarist; film score


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