Dream Wife Poster

Release Date: 1953

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Clemson Reade (Cary Grant) feels that his fiancée, Effie (Deborah Kerr), puts her work ahead of him. So after calling off their engagement, he decides to marry Tarji (Betta St. John), a Middle Eastern princess who is far less liberated. However, foreign customs dictate that the wedding must wait several months, during which time he and Tarji must live apart. As the new bride adjusts to Western ways, State Department employee Effie is assigned to chaperone the pair, further complicating matters.

Cast: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon, Betta St. John, Eduard Franz, Buddy Baer, Les Tremayne, Donald Randolph

Director: Sidney Sheldon

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Lighthearted, Love, New York City, Rivalry, Amusing, Transformation, 1950s, Hotel


Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)