Clemson Reade, a business tycoon with marriage on his mind, and Effie, a U.S. diplomat, are a modern couple. Unfortunately there seems to be too much business and not enough pleasure on the... See full summary »
Clemson Reade, a business tycoon with marriage on his mind, and Effie, a U.S. diplomat, are a modern couple. Unfortunately there seems to be too much business and not enough pleasure on the part of Effie. When Clemson meets Tarji, a princess trained in all the arts of pleasing men, he decides he wants an old fashioned girl. Princess Tarji's father is king of oil-rich Bukistan. Because of the oil situation and to maintain good political relations during the courtship between Clemson & Tarji, the State Department assigns a diplomat to maintain protocol until the wedding. Effie! Written by
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Toward the end of the movie, in the scene where the Khan and Effie converse sitting on his sofa, the vizier announces that the Khan's daughter has returned. The Khan dismisses him, saying, "Ms. Barshi can wait". The correct name of his daughter is Tarji. See more »
This is where Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr first displayed the chemistry that worked so memorably in the classic AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER. This plot, however, is silly - Grant dumps workaholic Kerr for simplistic, adoring, "old fashioned" type of wife imported from the orient. However, before the wedding Kerr starts to educate the meek one. This is all Grant and Kerr - they are marvelous to watch. The trappings are mediocre. The film received an Oscar nom for the elaborate oriental costuming and Kerr's constantly changing fashion statements.
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