Indiscreet

Indiscreet

Director: Leo McCarey

Cast: Gloria Swanson, Ben Lyon, Monroe Owsley

     
 

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Divesting herself of her own production company, silent-screen queen Gloria Swanson entered into a two-picture deal with producer Joseph M. Schenck, which paid her a straight (and very hefty) salary for both productions. The first film completed under this arrangement was the trivial romantic comedy- musical Indiscreet, scripted and scored by songwriters Buddy…  See more details below

Overview

Divesting herself of her own production company, silent-screen queen Gloria Swanson entered into a two-picture deal with producer Joseph M. Schenck, which paid her a straight (and very hefty) salary for both productions. The first film completed under this arrangement was the trivial romantic comedy- musical Indiscreet, scripted and scored by songwriters Buddy G. DeSylva, Ray Henderson, and Lew Brown and directed by the matchless Leo McCarey. Swanson plays Geraldine "Gerry" Trent, a worldly socialite who endeavors to protect her sister Joan (Barbara Kent) from the lecherous machinations of Jim Woodward (Monroe Owsley). But when Joan discovers that Jerry and Woodward were once lovers themselves, she mistakenly believes that Jerry's attempts to break up her romance is motivated by jealousy. In fact, Jerry is completely committed to Joan's brother Tony Blake (Ben Lyon). One of the more successful of Gloria Swanson's talkies, Indiscreet posted a much-needed profit for financially strapped United Artists.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
UPC:
0089218461490
Original Release:
1931
Source:
Alpha Video
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:15:00
Sales rank:
57,976

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gloria Swanson Geraldine Trent
Ben Lyon Tony Blake
Monroe Owsley Jim Woodward
Barbara Kent Joan Trent
Arthur Lake Buster Collins
Maude Eburne Aunt Kate
Henry Kolker Mr. Woodward
Nella Walker Mrs. Woodward

Technical Credits
Leo McCarey Director
Lew Brown Producer,Screenwriter
Richard Day Art Director
Buddy G. DeSylva Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Ray Henderson Producer,Screenwriter
Rene Hubert Costumes/Costume Designer
Ray June Cinematographer
Hal Kern Editor
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Joseph M. Schenck Producer
Harry Scott Asst. Director
Gregg Toland Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Chapter 1 [11:04]
3. Chapter 2 [13:16]
4. Chapter 3 [11:37]
5. Chapter 4 [12:54]
6. Chapter 5 [11:50]
7. Chapter 6 [12:44]

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