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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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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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Together...in Ingrid's first comedy and Cary's best. Gay and glittering goings-on of a glamorous actress and an amorous diplomat...two oh-so-sophisticated people who tried to lie to each other. Deluxe and delightful. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Indiskret See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The New York setting of Norman Krasna's original play was substituted for London. See more »

Goofs

Anna gets ink on her white gloves whilst signing an autograph in front of the Player's Club. Yet in every scene after that, her gloves are spotless. 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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Crazy Credits

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

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References Mata Hari (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

INDISCREET
by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
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Wonderful, light comedy-no messages, no meanings, just enjoy!
26 May 2006 | by chris-gloSee all my reviews

I have been reading some of the comments about this film. Everyone needs to lighten up - This movie is basically what movie making is supposed to be about: ENTERTAINMENT! This is a light comedy. It stars two of the screens finest: Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. It has no hidden message, no hidden meanings. Just sit back and enjoy the performances. The entire cast is splendid - and directed very, very well. It was intended to be a "fun" film. It is fun to see the relationship blossom - it's fun to see the chaos that ensues. I have always adored Ingrid Bergman - I have always loved Cary Grant. You'll love them, too. Stanley Donen made very adult films, meaning subject, not content in this case. There is nothing in this film that children should not see - they just won't understand it. But it was not made for kids anyway, so, pop some popcorn, grab a soda, put your feet up and have fun watching this film!


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