John owns the largest chain of five and ten cent stores in the country. He moves his family to New York from Kansas City and their life, though grand, is falling apart due to his constant ... See full summary »
Robert Z. Leonard
13 years before the movie opens, there was a dinner party, at which the 13th guest failed to show up. The master of the manner has died, and left the bulk of his estate to this 13th guest, ... See full summary »
J. Farrell MacDonald
A film star and her young daughter stow away on a cross-country train to California. The compartment they invade belongs to a celebrated biology professor; romance blossoms. The star's manager turns up; complications ensue.
Eddie and his Mexican friend Ricardo are expelled from college after Ricardo put Eddie in the girl's dormitory when he was drunk. Per chance Eddie gets mixed up in a bank robbery and is ... See full summary »
Leila Porter comes to dislike her husband James, a glue king who is always eating onions and looking sloppy. But after she divorces him and marries two-timing playboy Schuyler Van Sutphen the now-reformed James looks pretty good.
Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to ... See full summary »
Cecil B. DeMille
Millie Blake has a love affair that goes wrong, so Millie plays the field recklessly from that point on. When she finds out that one of the reckless players from her past has now cast his ... See full summary »
John Francis Dillon
On New Year's Eve, Geraldine ('Jerry') Trent decides to break up with her boyfriend Jim Woodward, having finally grown tired of his dishonesty and his infidelities. Soon afterward, Geraldine meets and falls in love with novelist Anthony Blake. Blake knows that she has had a man in her past, but he is content as long as he never finds out who it was. All seems well until her sister Joan returns from a trip, and happily introduces Woodward as the new man in her life. Written by
Contains an early audio jump cut: Gerry Trent in New York says, "Four-fifteen here. Let's see. Over there it must be ...", which cuts to Jim Woodward aboard ship, saying, "Nine-fifteen - we're away on time." See more »
Indiscreet which has nothing to do with the later more widely known Indiscreet that starred Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman casts Gloria Swanson as a wealthy socialite who's a sadder but wiser girl after her involvement with Monroe Owsley. Owsley's who's even wealthier than Swanson just chalks up another, but then starts moving in on Swanson's sister Barbara Kent and that gets Swanson's dander up. Especially since she likes the guy Kent was previously going out with, Arthur Lake.
Her efforts to save her sister's virtue also put Swanson's own brand new relationship with Ben Lyon on the rocks.
This Indiscreet came out in 1931 where I'm sure the romantic complications of two rich sisters weren't really felt by the Depression Era audience. Still Indiscreet is a well done romantic comedy with a couple of songs by the great team of Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson. Sad to say the two numbers written for this films were not the team's best. Odd since they also produced this film.
Swanson had already proved she could sing on screen in The Trespasser where she introduced and later made a record of Love Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere. Later she did the screen version of the Jerome Kern- Oscar Hammerstein,II's Music In The Air.
Her flair for comedy hadn't diminished any from her silent days with Cecil B. DeMille. Indiscreet to be sure is badly dated, but still of interest to fans of Gloria Swanson.
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