Warner Archive Collection (series)
Cary Grant as an executive who leaves his overly-ambitious wife to marry the exotic daughter of a sheik who is trained in the art of pleasing a man.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: March 23, 2009
- Originally Released: 1953
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Betta St. John, Walter Pidgeon, Eduard Franz & Steve Forrest|
|Directed by||Sidney Sheldon|
|Screenwriting by||Alfred Lewis Levitt, Sidney Sheldon & Herbert Baker|
|Composition by||Jamshid Sheibani, Conrad Salinger & Charles Wolcott|
|Story by||Alfred Lewis Levitt|
|Director of Photography:||Milton Krasner|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Oscar-nominated comedy stars Academy Award-winner Cary Grant ("The Awful Truth," "Suspicion," "North by Northwest") as an executive who leaves his overly-ambitious wife to marry the exotic daughter of a sheik who is trained in the art of pleasing a man. Unexpected drawbacks make Grant second-guess his choice. Co-starring Academy Award-winner Debora Kerr ("From Here to Eternity," "King Solomon's Mines"), Oscar-nominee Walter Pidgeon ("Mrs. Miniver," "Forbidden Planet") and Steve Forrest (TV's "S.W.A.T." and "Dallas").
Clemson Reade (Cary Grant) is the kind of man who wants to marry an old-fashioned girl, one who will stay home and take care of her husband. However, he's fallen in love with Priscilla "Effie" Effington (Deborah Kerr), who has an exciting career with the State Department that she has no intention of giving up. Clemson has the poor timing of proposing marriage to Effie just as she's in the middle of trying to resolve a major political crisis with the Middle Eastern nation of Bukistan; the United States wants to stay on Bukistan's good side, thanks to their plentiful reserves of oil. Tired of waiting for Effie, Clemson decides that he needs to find a potential bride who will follow his lead instead of her own, and he soon meets Princess Tarji (Betta Saint John), daughter of the King of Bukistan, who has spent her life learning to faithfully serve her man. Clemson half-seriously sends a telegram proposing marriage to Tarji, which touches off a political tempest in a teapot when Tarji responds by visiting the United States. The State Department decides that someone should look after Tarji while she's in America, and who should be given the assignment but Effie; to Clemson's chagrin, Effie uses her time with Tarji to enlighten her about the more liberated status of women in the West. By the way, don't bother looking for Bukistan in your atlas, the country doesn't really exist.
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