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Dream Wife (1953) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Sidney Sheldon and produced by Dore Schary.

Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)

Best Costume DesignHelen Rose, Herschel McCoyNominated

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Clemson Reade: Gentlemen, I must say, I'm delighted to meet you... mustn't I?

Effie: Clem...
Clemson Reade: [softly] What?
Effie: I am afraid that we'll have to postpone the wedding till after the oil deal is signed.
Clemson Reade: [alarmed] What?
Effie: I don't see any other way. Truly I don't. There are so many things to get done. Meetings, conferences, reports, and all of them so urgent.
Clemson Reade: So is our wedding.
Effie: But I mean *really* urgent.

Effie: [Pointing at a globe] Here is Bukistan.
Clemson Reade: [mumbling] Oh, I know, I have been there.
Effie: Here is the United States.
Clemson Reade: [mumbling] Yes, yes, I have been there too.
Effie: We have just *one* thing in common. Oil! Every plan we make for peace or war depends on that oil.
Clemson Reade: 'That so?
Effie: I don't have to tell you what happened in Iran. Half the free world had to learn how to pronounce the name Mosadegh.
Clemson Reade: I still can't.
Effie: The same thing is happening again, only this time there will a lot of new names to learn. And the only way to get that oil is to get those names on the dotted line.

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First of three movies that paired Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant.
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