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

When Anna and Philip arrive back at Anna's apartment after their first date, Anna lights the fire in the fireplace. First the flames are abundant and high, yet moments later when the camera cuts as they talk and walk around the living room, the flames are barely noticeable. However, as the camera pulls out showing Anna alone in her living room when Philip has left, the high flames have returned and the fire is roaring once again. See more »

Quotes

Philip Adams: Oh, I tell you. Women are not the sensitive sex. That's one of the grand delusions of literature. Men are the true romanticists.
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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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Magical, Magical, Magical

One of my very favorite movies. Why? It's such a perfect little gem of a film that it's almost impossible to take it apart to see how it works. It is undeniably a slight film, but it has the elegant simplicity of a fine Swiss watch.

Bergman and Grant's characters live in a world of wealth - fine clothing and food, casual international travel, servants but always come across as real people in a real romance - funny, tempermental, charming, silly, scheming, brilliant, irrational and clever.

The film is one of the great treasures of the romance/light comedy genre.

(Oh. With all due respect to Ms. Down and Mr. Wagner, the fact that this film was remade in the 1990's with Robert Wagner and Lesley-Anne Down is one of the great sins of Hollywood.)


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