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Director:
Writers:
Norman Krasna (screenplay)
Norman Krasna (play)
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Release Date:
20 May 1958 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
How dare he make love to me - And not be a married man!
Plot:
Anna Kalman is a London based actress. She has been unable to find love in her life. The reason why... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations See more »
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(2 articles)
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett obituary
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Sir Richard Rodney Bennett obituary
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Philip Adams

Ingrid Bergman ... Anna Kalman
Cecil Parker ... Alfred Munson
Phyllis Calvert ... Mrs. Margaret Munson
David Kossoff ... Carl Banks
Megs Jenkins ... Doris Banks
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Anthony ... Oscar (uncredited)
Martin Boddey ... Albert (uncredited)
Diane Clare ... Young Woman (uncredited)

David Coote ... Charles (uncredited)
Robert Desmond ... Young Man (uncredited)
Eric Francis ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Frank Hawkins ... William (uncredited)
Oliver Johnston ... Mr. Finleigh (uncredited)
Richard Vernon ... Guide (uncredited)
John Welsh ... Passport Official (uncredited)
Middleton Woods ... Finleigh's Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Donen 
 
Writing credits
Norman Krasna (screenplay)

Norman Krasna (play "Kind Sir")

Produced by
Stanley Donen .... producer
Sydney Streeter .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Rodney Bennett  (as Richard Bennett)
Ken Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Young (director of photography) (as Frederick A. Young)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Harris 
 
Casting by
Robert Lennard 
 
Art Direction by
Donald M. Ashton  (as Don Ashton)
 
Makeup Department
Joan Johnstone .... hair stylist
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Roy Parkinson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Pevsner .... assistant director
 
Art Department
John Graysmark .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Bird .... sound recordist
Winston Ryder .... sound editor
Len Shilton .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Walker .... camera operator
George Higgins .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Terry Rawlings .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
 
Other crew
M.O. Greengross .... jewelry by
Joshua Logan .... "Kind Sir" was produced on the stage by
Maurice Binder .... title designer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
100 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1998) | USA:Approved | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
Phyllis Calvert's husband, actor Peter Murray-Hill, died during the making of this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Bergman puts her gloves on the back of the chair; Grant puts his coat over the gloves. But when he pulls his coat off the chair just before he leaves, the gloves have disappeared.See more »
Quotes:
Anna Kalman:This is a very diplomatic matter, I don't want you putting your foot in it.
Philip Adams:I deal with diplomatic matters every day without feet.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Red Lanterns (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
INDISCREETSee more »

FAQ

What Charm Did Grant Present to Miss Bergman?
Box Office---How Good Was It?
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43 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Reely Something, 8 February 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Indiscreet is one of the great examples of the multiple advantages of film over the live performance. The film was taken from a play on Broadway entitled Kind Sir that had almost a year's run and starred Charles Boyer and Mary Martin. The entire play is set in the apartment of the leading lady.

Stanley Donen didn't settle for that. He used the entire city of London as a set and the day and night life of London is glitteringly photographed in technicolor. This film has only seven speaking parts, but all the glitz hides that beautifully.

We're talking here about romance among the very upper crust. Ingrid Bergman is a world famous actress getting on in years, but still looking sharp and looking for love. Cary Grant is a sophisticated diplomat who avoids marriage by making up a fictitious wife that he says will not divorce him. Now those roles are hardly an acting stretch for those two leading players, but I defy anyone to come up with better casting.

Indiscreet has a nice title song that is only heard instrumentally, but Frank Sinatra fans will find the James Van Heusen-Sammy Cahn song on one of his albums. Too bad it wasn't sung in the film.

Cary Grant has always been one leading man who has never been afraid of doing some very physical comedy in his films. Arsenic and Old Lace and The Bachelor and The Bobby Soxer come immediately to mind, but Indiscreet has one of my favorite Cary Grant moments. During a black tie and tuxedo affair, a foursome reel is called. Grant doesn't have the foggiest idea how to do the foursome reel, but he does one grand job at trying to fake it and the other dancers enjoy his impromptu efforts as did this member of the audience.

No deep messages in Indiscreet, just good old entertainment brought to us a by a leading man and lady still with fans the world over.

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