INDISCREET (1958) C 100m widescreen dir: Stanley Donen
w/Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker, Phyllis Calvert, David Kossoff, Megs Jenkins, Oliver Johnston, Michael Anthony, Middleton Woods, Frank Hawkins
Delightfully sophisticated comedy about the on-again, off-again romance between a wealthy American diplomat and a ravishing European actress. Grant and Bergman are perfect as the urbane pair of lovers.
From The Movie Guide: "One of those rare movies that is far better than the play from which it was adapted. Based on Norman Krasna's Broadway flop, "Kind Sir," the movie is a frothy, often funny diversion. Bergman, who proved her expertise in comedy with this performance, is a rich actress living in regal London luxury. Grant is a lifelong bachelor who masquerades as a married man to keep his single status secure. ...
"The play starred Charles Boyer and Mary Martin, and, as good as they were, Grant and Bergman eclipsed them in the movie. This was a throwback to the Philip Barry school of drawing room comedy, and both Grant and Bergman were up to the challenge of re-creating the kind of movie that had been popular twenty years before. (Many of those, after all, had starred Grant.) This was the second pairing of Bergman and Grant (the first was in Alfred Hitchcock's NOTORIOUS in 1946) and they make a wonderful screen team, both adroitly handling the film's humor. Not to be missed is Grant's impromptu dance at a proper London club. INDISCREET is the perfect film to watch when you just want to lean back and smile, knowing full well what the outcome will be. The only surprise in the picture is how deft a comedienne Bergman could be."