Day 156: Indiscreet (August, 12)

Still a bit scared of myself after the heartbreaking loss of a beloved movie, I was cautious to chose a movie for this day, after another busy (yet happy!) schedule. I decided to pursuit something new, though, and not resort to a already seen movie as I did in other times of uncertainty 

Well, Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant together looked like a pretty assured good time.  And it was. The two are a delight together. And Cary Grant dancing is one of the funniest things I've ever seen in the movies. 

I've heard about Indiscreet before, but had never seen it. And it is clever, fun (I laughed out loud many times, especially after the first half), ironic, and a sarcastic yet sweet view about the games a couple in love plays while trying to keep their own ways in a relationship. And I liked its theatrical atmosphere a lot. It was a sight to my eyes and a good dare to my mind, so much that it still brings a smile to my face. It reminded me of what I used to feel a long time ago when I saw all these older Hollywood productions on TV. 

Looking at it on imdb.com, I understood part of my enchantment in here: the director, Stanley Donen, is responsible for  some of my favorite and dearest movies in this life. Charade, 1963, and Funny Face, 1957 (Both with Audrey Hepburn), the incredible Singin' in the Rain, 1952, and, especially, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 1954, that I love, love, love. I'm thinking about a Donen's marathon, but no way I'll re-watch Seven Brides - sorry, but I want to hold at least to this love :)

Indiscreet. Directed by Stanley Donen. With: Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant,
Cecil Parker. Writer: Norman Krasnan from his play. USA/UK, 1958,
100 min., Mono, Color (Cable TV).


  1. Okay, this is easily another one added to my watchlist. You seem to have enjoyed it, and I liked your description of it. It should come as a breath of fresh air to this kid who's not so used to the golden days of cinema.

    [ j ]

    1. Hey, Kiddo! :) Give the "gold era" of the movies a try, remember that some films are horribly prejudiced... others are masterpieces... and there are those that are so well crafted, like Indiscreet, that we can not avoid a sigh of joy.