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Indiscreet (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 26 July 1958 (USA)
An actress who has given up on love meets a suave banker and begins a flirtation with him...even though he's already married.

Director:

Stanley Donen

Writers:

Norman Krasna (screenplay), Norman Krasna (play)
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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
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Storyline

Anna Kalman is a London based actress. She has been unable to find love in her life. The reason why she came home early from a vacation to Majorca fits into that theme, as the man she met there and was initially attracted to ended up not being who she thought he was as a man. Upon her arrival home, she meets the suave Philip Adams, a financier who is a work acquaintance of her brother-in-law, diplomat Alfred Munson. Philip initially states that there is no Mrs. Adams in his life. But when Anna later asks him out, he clarifies that statement in that there is no Mrs. Adams in London, as she is at home in San Francisco. Regardless, Anna decides still to ask him on the date she had intended to the ballet. He accepts, letting her know that whatever happens between the two of them that he will never be able to leave his wife. As time goes on, the two fall in love, their happiness which can only be sustained as long as Philip has his Paris-based contract with NATO. So when Philip announces ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

How dare he make love to me - And not be a married man! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Favorite film of Nora Ephron. See more »

Goofs

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

Alfred Munson: There is no sincerity like a woman telling a lie.
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Crazy Credits

All of the opening credits appear as if engraved on calling cards. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Récit de voyage (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

INDISCREET
by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
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Indiscreet
10 March 2009 | by I_John_Barrymore_ISee all my reviews

Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman give a masterclass in screen chemistry, and look very much like a couple in the throes of new love. That strange fascination you have for each other, the long, almost quizzical stares, comfortable moments of silence - it's all there, given ample time to breathe and play out naturally by director Stanley Donen's unhurried camera.

The ending feels a little rushed though, especially in the final moments, and the film as a whole feels considerably longer than its runtime but those flaws are far from fatal. What's a little more disappointing is the lack of any really remarkable humour. It nails the romance, but seems undecided as to whether it wants to be a comedy or not. Before the jarring switch to semi-farce in the final act most of the humour comes from supporting actors and consequently feels like something of an afterthought.

Overall this is a class act. A sophisticated, quiet romantic comedy that sees everyone involved at the top of their game. And while it's not a perfect confection it's sweet enough to satisfy even the most helpless of romantics.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1958 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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