Showing posts with label Indiscreet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indiscreet. Show all posts

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Indiscreet (1958)

     " impeccably tailored and deft with a witty line as ever and looking very little older..."

With Ingrid Bergman.

Indiscreet - Review is taken from 'The Films of Cary Grant' by Donald Deschner (1973):

"Indiscreet  is an attempt to revive the kind of urbane romantic comedy that was popular some twenty years ago.  To qualify for this category it was necessary that the leading characters be rich and handsome and spectacularly well dressed and that they behave in the somewhat irresponsible fashion equated in the mind of the average audience with genuine sophistication.  It was also helpful, though not altogether obligatory, to have Cary Grant as the male star.  

Cary Grant, as impeccably tailored and deft with a witty line as ever and looking very little older, is on hand in this new one (in fact, with director Stanley Donen he also co-produced it).  Playing opposite him is a magnificently gowned Ingrid Bergman.  

The film was adapted by Norman Krasna from his play, Kind Sir.  It was not much of a play and the addition of some clever new dialogue does not make the movie version much better.  Even so, the two principals, though a trifle mature for this kind of shenanigans, are thoroughly expert and so are Phyllis Calvert and Cecil Parker.  And an ultra-handsome Technicolor production rounds out what I suppose could be called glamorous escapism."

- Moira Walsh, Catholic World

New Artwork by Rebekah Hawley at Studio36 -
Number 64 - Indiscreet (Lobby Card Style)

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For more, see also:

On This Day 20 May 2020

On This Day 19 May 2021

Quote From Today 20 May 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022

Quote From Today... Indiscreet (1958)

  "Oh, you'd be surprised."

With Ingrid Bergman.

Indiscreet was Cary Grant's 64th full length feature film.

Anna Kalman : You're the most transparent man I ever saw. I hope NATO isn't trusting you with any secrets.

Philip Adams: Oh, you'd be surprised.

Anna Kalman: Let's hear one.

Philip Adams: Oh, you would be surprised, Mata Hari.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

"Lights, camera...action!" - The Directors - Part 3

The next director, who worked with Cary Grant on four films, was Stanley Donen.

Stanley Donen:

13th April 1924 - 21st February 2019

On Grant - "Cary was lavish in his giving to me. He gave me lots of gifts, always thoughtful ones. Something was always arriving."

Kiss Them For Me (1957)

With Ray Walston and Jayne Mansfield

Indiscreet (1958)

On set with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.

The Grass is Greener (1961)

With Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum

Charade (1963)

With Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn

Stanley Donen was behind many hit musicals including On The Town, Singing in the Rain and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Cary Grant, Stanley Fox and Stanley Donen set up Grandon Productions, Ltd in 1957.

Four directors worked on three films each with Cary Grant...

..."Lights, camera...action!" - The Directors - Part 4...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

On this Day...Indiscreet (1958)

This was Cary Grant's 64th full length feature film, and his second pairing with Ingrid Bergman.

An adaptation of Norman Krasna's play Kind Sir. A comedy of manners between Grant and Bergman's characters that leads to romance.

The New Republic called it "..a trifle..." but acknowledged Grant and co-star Cecil Parker as "..gifted farceurs".

One of the most memorable scenes is the Eight-some Reel, that shows off Cary Grant's comedic timing!
(See blog: "Oh... we ought to learn that!" under Inspirations label)

Paired together again for the first time since Notorious (1946)

This was the first film by independent production company Grandon Productions, which was setup by Cary Grant and the film's director Stanley Donen.

Directed by Stanley Donen
Produced by Grandon Productions
Running time: 100 minutes

Monday, April 27, 2020

The 1950's...

During the 1950's Cary Grant turned in some classic performances, 13 in total, from romance comedy to thrillers!

Crisis 1950

People Will Talk 1951

Room For One More 1952

Monkey Business 1952

Dream Wife 1953


No film released in this year.


To Catch A Thief 1955


No film was released in this year.


The Pride and The Passion 1957

An Affair to Remember 1957

Kiss Them For Me 1957


Indiscreet 1958

Houseboat 1958


North By Northwest 1959

Operation Petticoat 1959

Thursday, April 9, 2020

"Oh, We Ought to Learn That...!"

In 1918, when Archie Leach joined the Bob Pender Troupe his contract stipulated, not only his weekly salary, along with room and board, but also that he should have training for his profession and dance lessons.

Cary Grant is seen dancing in numerous films with the likes of Ginger Rogers, Ingrid Bergman and Sophia Loren and others.

Of all the dance sequences, my favourite has to be the Eightsome Reel from the 1958 fim, Indiscreet.
Starring alongside Ingrid Bergman, this dance, shows off Cary Grants natural acrobatic ability and timing.

If you haven't seen it or just want to enjoy it again, use the link below.

Behind the scenes rehearsals, with Ingrid Bergman...You can only imagine the fun!

With Ginger Rogers (Monkey Business 1952)

With Sophia Loren (Houseboat 1958)

With Katharine Hepburn (Holiday 1938)

With Joan Fontaine (Suspicion 1941)