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John Francis Dillon
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Vittorio De Sica,
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
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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