Indiscreet (1958 film)
|Directed by||Stanley Donen|
|Produced by||Stanley Donen|
|Written by||Norman Krasna|
|Based on||Kind Sir|
by Norman Krasna
|Music by||Richard Bennett|
|Edited by||Jack Harris|
|Distributed by||Warner Brothers|
|26 June 1958|
|Box office||$8 million (US)|
Indiscreet is a 1958 Technicolor British romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. An actress falls in love with a man she believes to be married, who is secretly concealing from her the fact that he has no wife.
The film is based on the play Kind Sir by Norman Krasna. This was Grant's and Bergman's second film together, after Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946), and was one of the first films to popularise artistic use of the technique of split screens. The film was remade for television in 1988 starring Robert Wagner and Lesley-Anne Down.
Anna Kalman is an accomplished London-based actress who has given up hope of finding the man of her dreams. Through her brother-in-law she meets a handsome economist, Philip Adams (Cary Grant), and they fall in love.
However, he is keeping a secret from her. As opposed to being a married man who pretends to be single, Philip (Grant) is a bachelor who pretends to be married. When she learns of his lie, Anna becomes furious and works out a plan to get even. However, after an open conversation they plan to get married.
- Cary Grant - Philip Adams
- Ingrid Bergman - Anna Kalman
- Cecil Parker - Alfred Munson
- Phyllis Calvert - Margaret Munson
- David Kossoff - Carl Banks
- Megs Jenkins - Doris Banks
|Written by||Norman Krasna|
|Date premiered||4 November 1953|
|Place premiered||Alvin Theatre, New York|
|Setting||The New York apartment of Miss Jane Kimball|
- Charles Boyer as Philip Clair
- Mary Martin as Jane Kimball
- Frank Conroy as Alfred Munson
- Margalo Gillmore as Anna Miller
- Robert Ross as Carl Miller 
- Dorothy Stickney as Margaret Munson
The film was one of the most popular at the British box office in 1958.
Awards and honors
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:
- "Indiscreet - Box Office Data". The Numbers. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
- Kind Sir at Playbill
- Louella Parsons: Mary Martin Role Tailored for Monroe, The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959) [Washington, D.C] 11 Oct 1956: 48.
- Thumim, Janet. "The popular cash and culture in the postwar British cinema industry". Screen. Vol. 32 no. 3. p. 259.
- "AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 19 August 2016.
- Kind Sir at the Internet Broadway Database
- Indiscreet on IMDb
- Indiscreet at the TCM Movie Database
- Indiscreet at AllMovie
- Indiscreet at the American Film Institute Catalog
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