High Society

High Society
High Society
  • UR
  • 1h 47m
  • 1956
Fresh81%
Common Sense Media Iconage 11+
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Confirm current pricing with applicable retailer. All transactions subject to applicable license terms and conditions.
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.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 11+
Common Sense Says
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.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Details
Positive Role Models
Details
Violence
Details
Sex
Details
Language
Details
Consumerism
Details
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Details
More on Common Sense Media

Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:July 17, 1956
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
Resolution, color and audio quality may vary based on your device, browser and internet connection.Learn More

You Might Also Like...

Easter Parade
Good News
It Happened in Brooklyn
There's No Business Like Show Business
Hit the Deck
Kiss Me Kate
You Can't Run Away from It
On the Town
Anchors Aweigh
Kissin' Cousins

New Releases

Yesterday
Shaft
Being Frank
The Parting Glass
Curious George: Royal Monkey
Adventures Of Dally & Spanky
Dark Phoenix
The Dead Don't Die
This One's for the Ladies
Cartoon Network: Steven Universe The Movie