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High Society (1956)

  Not Rated HD Closed Captioning

Charles Waters

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Plot Summary

An all-star musical romp finds Grace Kelly ("Rear Window," "Mogambo," "High Noon") about to remarry when wealthy ex-husband Bing Crosby ("The Bells of St. Mary's," "Going My Way," "White Christmas") pops back into her life and tries to win her back. Oscar-winners Frank Sinatra ("From Here to Eternity," "The Manchurian Candidate") and Celeste Holm ("Gentleman's Agreement") snoop around as reporters in this Cole Porter-penned musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story". Featuring jazz great Louis Armstrong ("Hello, Dolly!") in a duet with Crosby. Nominated for Best Story, Song and Original Score.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 15
  • Fresh: 12
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: High as flimsy as a gossip-columnist's word, especially when it is documenting the weird behavior of the socially elite. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: The two chief pleasures of High Society are the performances, which bring life and vitality to the characters, and the music, which makes this the kind of movie that never loses its appeal. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: 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. – Jamie Russell,, Aug 24, 2006

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Customer Reviews

High Society

This movie is fairly sharp considering that it is not HD. The songs by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra are excellent and can be considered classics. However, there appears to be some scenes missing from the original movie, in particular the scenes where Grace Kelly actually fell into and came out of the pool (scenes central to the outcome of the movie). Was this the work of Apple's morality police? Also, a piece by Louis Armstrong's band seems to have been omitted. Other than the perceived discrepancies, movie quality and story was as in the original and it is an excellent musical movie with a story.

High Society (1956)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Musicals
  • Released: 1956

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