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High Society (1956)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  17 July 1956 (USA)
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C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate. She is on the verge of marrying a man blander and safer than Dex, ... See full summary »

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C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate. She is on the verge of marrying a man blander and safer than Dex, who tries to win Tracy's heart again. Mike Connor, an undercover tabloid reporter, also falls for Tracy while covering the nuptials for Spy magazine. Tracy must choose between the three men as she discovers that "safe" can mean "deadly dull" when it comes to husbands and life. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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17 July 1956 (USA)  »

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Alta Sociedade  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

High Society (1955), a "Bowery Boys" comedy that had been released the previous year, was mistakenly nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Writing - Original Story" in 1957, because the Academy confused it with this film, which was still in wide release when the 1957 nominations were announced. When the mistake was discovered, Edward Bernds and Elwood Ullman, the two screenwriters of the "Bowery Boys" film, graciously declined the nomination. See more »

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Boom barely drops into the top of the frame for a split second, but the shadow clearly travels across the wall when George takes Tracy into the conservatory to lie down after she drunkenly sings that she's "Sensational". See more »

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Caroline Lord: What's this?
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Mrs. Lord: I don't know dear.
Caroline Lord: It stinks.
Mrs. Lord: Caroline, don't say stinks. If absolutely necessary, smells, but only if absolutely necessary.
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Going through the motions
6 August 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I was extremely disappointed with this movie. I only made it about 30 minutes before giving up. The songs may be good, but not if you have to watch this movie to hear them. This movie has none of the spark of Philadelphia Story. The cast may have excelled in other arenas, but they seem miscast here and they seem to know it. Everyone is just going through the motions. It's a drab, tedious, dull movie.


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