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Indiscreet (1958)




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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.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Norman Krasna
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 18, 2001
Warner Bros.


Cary Grant
as Philip Adams
Ingrid Bergman
as Anna Kalman
Cecil Parker
as Alfred Munson
Phyllis Calvert
as Mrs. Margaret Munson
David Kossoff
as Carl Banks
Megs Jenkins
as Doris Banks
Oliver Johnston
as Mr. Finleigh
Middleton Woods
as Finleigh's Clerk
Eric Francis
as Elevator Operator
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Critic Reviews for Indiscreet

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

A fine light comedy, with unexpected passages of seriousness, marked by the Donen touch in its adventurous visuals and vivacious performances.

Full Review… | August 19, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A funny, freewheeling version of Broadway's Kind Sir.

Full Review… | August 19, 2014
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

A beguiling love story delicately deranged by the complications of sophisticated comedy, Indiscreet is an expert film version of Norman Krasna's 1953 stage play, Kind Sir.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

A thin but impishly gay and enchanting film.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Here the New York setting gave way to Mayfair, and Donen piled on the civilised charm.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's nonsense, of course, but utterly charming.

Full Review… | August 19, 2014
Radio Times

Audience Reviews for Indiscreet

Director Stanley Donen manages to concoct an elegant comedy out of an extremely mundane screenplay. It all comes down to seeing the stars from Hitchcock's "Notorious" together again - this time older, but still two of the most beautiful and charismatic faces in film, only much more suave and bubbly and without the complex layers of self-destruction from the previous film. Ultimately, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman are the only reason to justify watching this film nowadays. It's interesting to see Bergman tackling with some comedy and boy, Cary Grant can sure dance.

Matheus Carvalho
Matheus Carvalho

Super Reviewer

I really need to see this movie again, I barely remember it, but what a great combination: Grant and Bergman. I remember this being a really good movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Charming, lighter than air confection with ideally cast leads.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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