Disable All Advertising
EAN-139780782006773   EAN-13 barcode 9780782006773
Product NameIndiscreet [VHS]
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie / TV
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0782006779
Price New14.90 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used1.99 US Dollars    (curriencies)
CastCary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker, Phyllis Calvert, David Kossoff
Weight7.36 ounces    (convert)
BindingVHS Tape
FormatClosed-captioned, Color, Letterboxed, Special Edition, Widescreen, NTSC
Run Time102 minutes
Long DescriptionChristian Dior really ought to be considered one of the stars of Indiscreet , director Stanley Donen's consummately glamorous, altogether grown-up love story. The magnificent 1950s "New Look" gowns Dior designed for Ingrid Bergman, herself at the peak of sophistication and loveliness, are a high point of the film's chic, cosmopolitan mise en scène. Bergman plays Anne Kalman, a celebrated actress who's "the envy of everyone who knows her," yet is bored and lonely. Then she meets suave diplomat Philip Adams (Cary Grant), her match in every way: looks, charm, elegance--the works. The electricity is palpable between them and neither makes any attempt to hide that fact. When Anne learns that Philip is an expert on international finance, she's bold enough to crack: "I'm crazy about hard currency." It's the very maturity of the romance between Anne and Philip that makes this movie so exhilarating, so romantic, and so affecting. When people fall in love at "a certain age" it's much more poignant; much more is at stake. (The film has a truly surprising plot twist, which throws everything into chaos.) The two "sadder but wiser" stars Bergman and Grant had certainly seen their share of love and heartbreak by this time in their lives, and it shows. (Grant was on the third of his five marriages; Bergman's career had already survived the scandal of her adulterous affair with Roberto Rossellini.) It's fascinating to watch them both, knowing what we know of their personal lives: to see Bergman's Anne throw caution to the wind to commit an "indiscretion" with a married man; to observe Grant/Philip's distinct ambivalence about the institution of marriage. It's a case of picture-perfect casting. --Laura Mirsky
Similar Items9786305368137: You've Got Mail [Vhs]
9786303102443: I Was A Male War Bride [Vhs]
9786302662320: Laura [VHS]
9786302640502: How Green Was My Valley [VHS]
9786301972017: Philadelphia Story / Movie [VHS]
9786301278430: Mr Lucky [VHS]
9786300215627: Houseboat [VHS]
9780782006803: That Touch of Mink [VHS]
Created04-17-2013 12:14:11am
Modified05-01-2020 1:26:05am
Search Googleby EAN or by Title
Query Time0.0237999