Indiscreet

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Adapted by Norman Krasna from his play Kind Sir, Indiscreet stars Ingrid Bergman as a wealthy actress and Cary Grant as an international financial wizard. While Grant is visiting London, Bergman's sister Phyllis Calvert and brother-in-law Cecil Parker introduce Grant to Bergman. Because he feels he has no time for marriage, Grant pretends to be married to avoid romantic tangles. Bergman, however, finds the prospect of an affair with a married man to be quite exhilarating. When she discovers the truth, Bergman ...
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Adapted by Norman Krasna from his play Kind Sir, Indiscreet stars Ingrid Bergman as a wealthy actress and Cary Grant as an international financial wizard. While Grant is visiting London, Bergman's sister Phyllis Calvert and brother-in-law Cecil Parker introduce Grant to Bergman. Because he feels he has no time for marriage, Grant pretends to be married to avoid romantic tangles. Bergman, however, finds the prospect of an affair with a married man to be quite exhilarating. When she discovers the truth, Bergman gets even with the now-smitten Grant by faking a romance with an ex-boy friend--ordering luckless chauffeur David Kossoff to pose as her beau. A comedy by grownups, about grownups and for grownups at least by 1958 standards, Indiscreet proved to be far more successful as a film than as a stage play.
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Known at the time almost exclusively for directing and choreographing musicals, Stanley Donen did a fine job bringing 1958's Indiscreet to the screen. The tone and the scenario would have fit a musical quite well, but when you have Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant -- two of the most talented, attractive, and intelligent movie stars ever -- you don't bother with production numbers. Adapted by Norman Krasna from his own play, the material is clever and edgy (especially for the time) but pretty standard romantic comedy fare. Grant and Bergman, who had previously starred together in Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious, elevate the film to particularly satisfying fun. Playing in the slightly risqué Indiscreet was a risky choice for Bergman, who had just recently (with 1956's Anastasia) been accepted back into American films following her affair with, marriage to, and then divorce from filmmaker Roberto Rossellini. Grant had begun to show his age a bit, as had Bergman, but he was still working steadily as the archetypal leading man. Indiscreet was the second of four movies that he made with Donen in a six-year period: Kiss Them For Me preceded it, while The Grass is Greener and the lovable Charade followed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/1997
  • UPC: 017153539738
  • Original Release: 1958
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  • Source: Republic Pictures
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cary Grant Philip Adams
Ingrid Bergman Anna Kalman
Cecil Parker Alfred Munson
Phyllis Calvert Margaret Munson
David Kossoff Carl Banks
Michael Anthony Oscar
Diane Clare
Eric Francis
Frank Hawkins
Megs Jenkins Doris Banks
Oliver Johnston Mr. Finleigh
Richard Vernon
Middleton Woods Finleigh's Clerk
Technical Credits
Stanley Donen Director, Producer
Don Ashton Art Director
Freddie Young Cinematographer
Quintino Costumes/Costume Designer
John O'Gorman Makeup
Richard Rodney Bennett Score Composer
Kenneth V. Jones Score Composer
Norman Krasna Screenwriter
Sammy Cahn Songwriter
Jimmy Van Heusen Songwriter
Jack Harris Editor
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Roy Parkinson Production Manager
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great Performances

    Funny and entertaining with great performances by Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hysterical!

    Bergman and Grant are the original Gere and Roberts - I've seen this movie countless times and it never fails to crack me up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    I really enjoyed this movie from start to finish. I especially enjoyed Cecil Parker (plays the King in Court Jester) in this movie. The only problem with the movie is the music. But that, I guess, is to be expected since its an old movie.

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