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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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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:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

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

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Goofs

In the breakfast scene, the purple-flowered pot plant on the windowsill changes from having tall, spindly flowers to much shorter flower stems and then back again. 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 »

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Soundtracks

INDISCREET
by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
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Bergman excels as comedienne!!!
9 February 2002 | by mary-135See all my reviews

I can't believe that some people thought any part of this film was boring! It isn't an action movie. It's about the developing relationship between two mature people and it is, indeed, a comedy. There are some great lines from Ingrid, who holds one spellbound throughout - with her acting, with her beauty and with those elegant gowns. Sorry, don't even mention those other actresses in the same breath as Bergman! She is in a class of her own - and shows it in this film. She was 42 when she filmed it - and it really doesn't make any difference. She's not pretending to be a young girl with her first lover. As for any comparison with "Notorious" - no! You can't compare these two films. Both are great, both star Bergman and Grant - similarity ends there! I would like to add that the supporting roles are admirably played by all - especially the brilliant Cecil Parker [Alfred Munson], who had me in stitches. Mary Hutchings [founder, Ingrid Bergman International at Yahoo Clubs]


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