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High Society (1956)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 17 July 1956 (USA)
A spoiled heiress must choose between three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... C. K. Dexter-Haven
... Tracy Lord
... Mike Connor
... Liz Imbrie
... George Kittredge
... Uncle Willie
... Seth Lord
... Louis Armstrong
... Mrs. Seth Lord
... Caroline Lord
Gordon Richards ... Dexter-Haven's Butler
... Lords' Butler
Louis Armstrong and His Band ... Themselves
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Storyline

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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A New High In The Movie Sky. See more »


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17 July 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alta Sociedade  »

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Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,000,000
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(as Perspecta Sound®) (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Goofs: When the two reporters first meet George on the patio, the little sister, Caroline, is seated on a chair wearing pink ballet toe shoes laced with ribbons up her legs. After a quick exit, she returns 15 seconds later wearing light blue flats. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[first lines]
Louis Armstrong: [after singing the opening song with his band] End of song, beginning of story.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits Louis Armstrong and His Band are eighth-billed, but in the end credits cast list it is Louis Armstrong listed individually who is eighth-billed. See more »

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Referenced in The Goodies: The Goodies and the Beanstalk (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Well, Did You Evah
(uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra
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Going through the motions
6 August 2001 | by 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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