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High Society (1956) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Charles Walters and produced by Sol C. Siegel.

Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringJohnny Green, Saul ChaplinNominated
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Cole PorterNominated
Best WritingEdward Bernds, Elwood UllmanNominated
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Frank, Bing, and Grace are sensational in... High Society (1956)

By Michaela on Nov 9, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of High Society is probably its predecessor, The Philadelphia Story. Every classic film fan has their own opinion about which is better, what works and doesn't work in the other, et cetera. I'm not really interested in that. Instead of comparing the ... Read full article


High Society (1956)

By Cameron on Apr 27, 2016 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/78008/High-Society/#tcmarcp-148108 Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. High Society is a musical version of The Philadelphia Story (1941), which was?based on a 1939 play by Philip Barry. He wrote it with Katharine Hepburn?in mind, which was great timing... Read full article


High Society (1956)

By Cameron on Apr 27, 2016 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/78008/High-Society/#tcmarcp-148108 Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. High Society is a musical version of The Philadelphia Story (1941), which was?based on a 1939 play by Philip Barry. He wrote it with Katharine Hepburn?in mind, which was great timing... Read full article


High Society (1956)

By Beatrice on Apr 13, 2016 From Flickers in Time

High Society Directed by Charles Walters Written by John Patrick from a play by Phillio Barry 1956/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Sol C. Siegel Productions, Bing Crosby Productions First viewing/Netflix rental #327 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die It would take quite some remake to match up t... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: High Society

By Amanda Garrett on Jan 25, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

High Society (1956) starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. The movies made in old Hollywood between 1930-1970 are an integral part of America's cultural heritage, so, with that in mind, each Monday I'm going to recommend a classic mo... Read full article


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Quotes from

Tracy: Are you learning anything about the idle rich?
Mike: Yeah, they drive too fast. Where are we headed anyway?
Tracy: The graveyard.
Mike: I'm not ready.
Tracy: I thought I'd show you the playground of the rich, the graveyard of the wealthy.
Mike: Well, for that I'm ready.


Mike: Liz, I know I'm not destiny's dream man but...
Liz Imbrie: Mike, I think I'd better grab you. You're likely to get in trouble one of these days.


Tracy: Oh, it got dark all of a sudden.


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Facts about

Louis Calhern died in Japan just after making this film. He was on the set of The Teahouse of the August Moon but died early in the filming. His role was recast, making High Society his last screen appearance.
The musical based on the movie was performed at the St. James Theater (New York City) opening on April 27, 1998 and ran for 144 performances.
Cole Porter's, "Well, Did You Evah", sung here by Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, was originally performed by (film's director) Charles Walters and Betty Grable in the 1939 Broadway musical "DuBarry Was A Lady".
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