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High Society -- An all-star musical romp finds Grace Kelly about to remarry when wealthy ex-husband Bing Crosby pops back into her life and tries to win her back.

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Director:
Writers:
John Patrick (screenplay)
Philip Barry (play)
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Release Date:
17 July 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A New High In The Movie Sky. See more »
Plot:
C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The unbeatable talents of three legendary stars in a nice musical comedy… See more (134 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bing Crosby ... C. K. Dexter-Haven

Grace Kelly ... Tracy Lord

Frank Sinatra ... Mike Connor

Celeste Holm ... Liz Imbrie

John Lund ... George Kittredge

Louis Calhern ... Uncle Willie

Sidney Blackmer ... Seth Lord

Louis Armstrong ... Louis Armstrong
Margalo Gillmore ... Mrs. Seth Lord
Lydia Reed ... Caroline Lord
Gordon Richards ... Dexter-Haven's Butler
Richard Garrick ... Lords' Butler
Louis Armstrong and His Band ... Themselves
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Anderson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hugh Boswell ... The Parson (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Beulah Christian ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Barrett Deems ... Louis' Drummer (uncredited)
William Duray ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Party Guest (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Edmond Hall ... Louis' Clarinetist (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Paul Keast ... Editor (uncredited)
Richard Keene ... Mac (uncredited)
Billy Kyle ... Louis' Pianist (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ... Ruth - Jazz Festival Organizer (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Harry Minsey ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Arvell Shaw ... Louis' Bassist (uncredited)
Reginald Simpson ... Lawrence - Uncle Willie's Butler (uncredited)
Helen Spring ... Helen - Jazz Festival Organizer (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Party Guest (uncredited)
James Young ... Louis' Trombonist (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Walters 
 
Writing credits
John Patrick (screenplay)

Philip Barry (play)

Produced by
Sol C. Siegel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cole Porter 
Johnny Green (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Paul Vogel (director of photography) (as Paul C. Vogel)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph E. Winters 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Hans Peters 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard Pefferle (set decorations)
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles
William Tuttle .... makeup creator
 
Production Management
Dave Friedman .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arvid Griffen .... assistant director
Hank Moonjean .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
Lowell Kinsall .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Saul Chaplin .... music adaptor
Johnny Green .... music adaptor
Johnny Green .... music supervisor
Cole Porter .... lyrics by
Nelson Riddle .... orchestrator
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator
Charles Walters .... stager: musical numbers
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
111 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Perspecta Stereo (as Perspecta Sound®) (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (alternate rating) | Australia:G (original rating) | Finland:K-12 | Ireland:G | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (re-rating) (2002) | UK:U (video rating) (1986) (2003) (2004) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #18065) | USA:Passed (The National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Louis Calhern died in Japan just after making this film. He was on the set of The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) but died early in the filming. His role was recast, making High Society (1956) his last screen appearance.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Tracy comes up from below deck in the "True Love" flashback scene, she is wearing blue tennis shoes. Although the dialogue is continuous, she is barefoot in the very next shot, then the shoes appear again, though we never see her take them off (or on).See more »
Quotes:
Tracy:My, she was yar.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Now You Has JazzSee more »

FAQ

Chapter Headings, an unofficial version:
Is Clarendon Court, the von Bulows' mansion, featured in this movie?
Is this movie based on a book?
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26 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
The unbeatable talents of three legendary stars in a nice musical comedy…, 24 May 2008

"High Society" unites the unbeatable talents of three legendary stars Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong with the beautiful and talented Grace Kelly in her final role before she becomes the loving Princess of Monaco…

Spoiled Tracy (Kelly) is about to marry a boring businessman John Lund, but on the eve of her nuptials, her ex-husband Crosby, who still calls her Sam, returns to try and put a stop to the wedding…

On hand to cover her upcoming nuptials for a spy magazine are journalists Celeste Holm) and Sinatra, with the greatest American jazz musician Louis Armstrong providing with Crosby a musical jazz called "Now You Has Jazz."

Armstrong opens the film from the back of the blue bus shared with his band, with a calypso song, while the classic "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" is lively sung by Sinatra and Holm alone in a big room filled with Kelly's many extravagant wedding gifts…

Kelly is lovely as the refined woman flirting with three men… In scenes that required the softening of her unyielding nature, she seems so reserved and cold in manner…

Sinatra sings to her "You're Sensational" and "Mind if I Make Love to You? Crosby sings "True Love."

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