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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 13, 2008
- Originally Released: 1955
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Stereo 2.0 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly|
|Performer:||Louis Armstrong, Celeste Holm, John Lund, Louis Calhern, Margalo Gillmore & Sidney Blackmer|
|Directed by||Charles Walters|
|Edited by||Ralph E. Winters|
|Screenwriting by||John Patrick|
|Composition by||Cole Porter, Johnny Green & Saul Chaplin|
|Cinematography by||Paul Vogel|
|Produced by||Sol C. Siegel|
Rating: C+ -- The original story is bumbled but Cole Porter's original score is a welcome addition. Full Review
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Rating: 2/5 -- High Society...is as flimsy as a gossip-columnist's word, especially when it is documenting the weird behavior of the socially elite. Full Review
New York Times
...Hollywood hokum at its most magically, glossily simple -- watch it and be happy to the tips of your toes...
Rating: 4/5 -- After opening with a calypso tune from the inimitable Louis Armstrong, High Society really has nowhere to go but down, yet somehow director Charles Walters manages to keep this Technicolor musical sparkling through the next 100 minutes. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Not up to the original, but some nice moments and some great songs, especially Louis Armstrong.
A musical remake of The Philadelphia Story, High Society features Cole Porter tunes, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, and Grace Kelly in her final acting role. Full Review
There is enough polish and melody here to make it an item worth catching, but it hardly measures up to the all-star potency of its participants. Full Review
Porter adds the tunes and Sinatra adds the ring-a-ding to this swinging musical remake of The Philadelphia Story. A prim socialite (Kelly in her last role before becoming Her Serene Highness) finds herself in a the middle of a comic mess when her ex-husband (Crosby) and an amorous reporter (Sinatra) come to cover the preparations for her upcoming wedding. Adding to the tension is her skirt-chasing father, who's also returned home for the ceremony. The resulting confusion--and several potent drinks--melt the ice princess's frosty exterior. It isn't long before she sees through her society-climbing fiancee, and warms up again to her crooning jazz musician ex-husband. Rare chance to see rivals Crosby and Sinatra together. Includes such hit numbers as "True Love," "You're Sensational," and "Did You Evah." Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Motion Picture Story.
- Grace Kelly made her final screen acting appearance in "High Society."
- Film is a musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story."
- Shot in VistaVision; Perspecta Sound; color by Technicolor.
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- Sales Rank: 37,443
- UPC: 883929005963
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