Indiscreet (1931)

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“Indiscreet” is a romantic comedy film released in 1931, directed by Leo McCarey and starring Gloria Swanson and Ben Lyon. The film tells the story of a famous actress named Geraldine “Gerry” Trent (Swanson) who falls in love with a charming, but married, businessman named Tony Blake (Lyon).

Gerry and Tony meet on a train and immediately hit it off. Despite being aware that Tony is married, Gerry cannot resist his charms and the two begin an affair. However, their relationship becomes complicated when Tony’s wife finds out and threatens to sue for divorce, which would ruin his career.

The film was well-received by critics and audiences, with many praising Swanson’s performance as the witty and glamorous Gerry. It was also notable for its sophisticated dialogue and depiction of a more liberated view of relationships than was typical for the time period.

“Indiscreet” was remade in 1958, with Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant in the lead roles, and directed by Stanley Donen.

Leo McCarey

Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson

Gloria Swanson, Ben Lyon, Monroe Owsley

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