High Society
High Society (1956)

High Society is a glossy Technicolor-and-VistaVision musical remake of Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story (1940), decked out with million-watt star power and a Cole Porter score. Set amongst the rich and famous in Newport, RI, the… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1956
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2003
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

High Society...is as flimsy as a gossip-columnist's word, especially when it is documenting the weird behavior of the socially elite.

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Emanuel Levy

Scored by Cole Porter, this musical version of the famous play is an all-star, mildly entertaining film, featuring the iconic song True Love and Grace Kelly in her last role.

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Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

How can you not get a kick out of a movie featuring the always enthusiastic Louis Armstrong and his band jazzing things up?

James Berardinelli

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.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Not up to the original, but some nice moments and some great songs, especially Louis Armstrong.

Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media

Charming, boozy musical remake has less screwball humor.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Overlit, staged like a high school play, but saved by the cast and Cole Porter songs

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
It's often the case that when 'serious' films with 'proper' stories are turned into musicals, they lose whatever substance or… More
Devon Bott
High Society is a pointless re-make of the Philadelphia Story, with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra in the Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart roles, and Grace Kelly… More
Lewis C.
"If my wonderful, beautiful, marvelous virtue is still intact, it's no thanks to me, I assure you." High Society is an irreverent, star-studded,… More
jay nixon
Not quite as good as the Philadelphia Story but on its own terms very enjoyable and a fitting end to Grace Kelly's film career.
Jeremy Smith
Grace Kelly, Bing Cosby, Frank Sinatra, What a cast, not to mention great music, ie, It's in the stars next July we collide with Mars.
Jennifer Xu
A light, frothy piece of fun. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" is so going on my iPod.

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