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High Society
  • UR
  • 1h 47m
  • 1956
Fresh81%
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Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, and Bing Crosby star in this romantic musical comedy with songs by Cole Porter. With socialite Tracy Lord (Kelly) about to remarry, her ex-husband (Cosby)--with the help of a sympathetic reporter (Sinatra)--has 48 hours to convince her that she really still loves him. Based on the film The Philadelphia Story.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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New York Times
Bosley Crowther
Rotten

High Society...is as flimsy as a gossip-columnist's word, especially when it is documenting the we...

June 21, 2017
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
Fresh

The two chief pleasures of High Society are the performances, which bring life and vitality to the...

June 16, 2017
Common Sense Media
Andrea Beach
Fresh

Charming, boozy musical remake has less screwball humor.

June 25, 2017
EmanuelLevy.Com
Emanuel Levy
Fresh

Scored by Cole Porter, this musical version of the famous play is an all-star, mildly entertaining...

June 22, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Rotten

The original story is bumbled but Cole Porter's original score is a welcome addition.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Charming, boozy musical remake has less screwball humor.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that High Society (1956) is a musical remake of the slapstick classic, The Philadelphia Story. Kid appeal is a little lower with this version because the zany, slapstick shenanigans are gone. Great as the songs are, Cole Porter classics and Louis Armstrong's upbeat jazz probably won't hold kids' attention as much as the physical comedy of the original. It doesn't skimp on the booze, either. Alcohol's in almost every scene, and is even a key part of a musical number. It could be a good way to start a conversation about how movies and TV glamorize alcohol, and how or whether attitudes have changed over time. Lots of smoking, too. Expect some sexism in attitudes about women's roles in marriage, like how the husband is lord and master, and not taking your husband's cheating on you personally.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Romance, Musical
  • Release Date:July 17, 1956
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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