History Film / HighSociety

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''High Society'' is a 1956 American musical comedy, a remake of the play and/or earlier movie, ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' , starring Creator/GraceKelly, Music/BingCrosby and Music/FrankSinatra, with the songs written by Music/ColePorter. Upper class Tracy Lord (Kelly) is getting married to George, an [[SelfMadeMan independently wealthy man]], but her ex-husband Dexter (Crosby) is still in love with her and tries to win her back. Simultaneously, Tracy's family is blackmailed into allowing a reporter and photographer for Spy Magazine cover her wedding as an exclusive. LoveTriangle confusion ensues among the cast.

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''High Society'' is a 1956 American musical comedy, a comedy remake of the play and/or earlier movie, ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' , ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'', directed by Charles Walters, starring Creator/GraceKelly, Music/BingCrosby Music/BingCrosby, and Music/FrankSinatra, with the songs and featuring a musical score written by Music/ColePorter. Music/ColePorter.

Upper class Tracy Lord (Kelly) is getting married to George, an [[SelfMadeMan independently wealthy man]], but her ex-husband Dexter (Crosby) is still in love with her and tries to win her back. Simultaneously, Tracy's family is blackmailed into allowing a reporter and photographer for Spy Magazine cover her wedding as an exclusive. LoveTriangle confusion ensues among the cast.
17th Feb '16 9:54:17 AM GothicProphet
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* DuelingStarsMovie: Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby were the two most popular singers of their day. In this movie, they sing a duet.



* NonSingingVoice: Averted; despite initial plans to dub her, Kelly sang her own (small) part in 'True Love', which became a gold record.
17th Feb '16 9:53:05 AM GothicProphet
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* AllStarCast: Music/BingCrosby, Music/FrankSinatra, Creator/GraceKelly and Music/LouisArmstrong were all famous by this point; and both Celeste Holm and John Lund, although lesser known, had been already in several critically acclaimed productions before this.
28th Aug '15 8:45:05 AM Aquila89
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American musical comedy, a remake of the play and/or earlier movie, ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' , starring Creator/GraceKelly, Music/BingCrosby and Music/FrankSinatra, with the songs written by Music/ColePorter. Upper class Tracy Lord (Kelly) is getting married to George, an [[SelfMadeMan independently wealthy man]], but her ex-husband Dexter (Crosby) is still in love with her and tries to win her back. Simultaneously, Tracy's family is blackmailed into allowing a reporter and photographer for Spy Magazine cover her wedding as an exclusive. LoveTriangle confusion ensues among the cast.

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''High Society'' is a 1956 American musical comedy, a remake of the play and/or earlier movie, ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' , starring Creator/GraceKelly, Music/BingCrosby and Music/FrankSinatra, with the songs written by Music/ColePorter. Upper class Tracy Lord (Kelly) is getting married to George, an [[SelfMadeMan independently wealthy man]], but her ex-husband Dexter (Crosby) is still in love with her and tries to win her back. Simultaneously, Tracy's family is blackmailed into allowing a reporter and photographer for Spy Magazine cover her wedding as an exclusive. LoveTriangle confusion ensues among the cast.
7th Jan '15 8:33:55 PM Patachou
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American musical comedy, a remake of the play and/or earlier movie, ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' , starring Creator/GraceKelly, BingCrosby and FrankSinatra, with the songs written by ColePorter. Upper class Tracy Lord (Kelly) is getting married to George, an [[SelfMadeMan independently wealthy man]], but her ex-husband Dexter (Crosby) is still in love with her and tries to win her back. Simultaneously, Tracy's family is blackmailed into allowing a reporter and photographer for Spy Magazine cover her wedding as an exclusive. LoveTriangle confusion ensues among the cast.

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American musical comedy, a remake of the play and/or earlier movie, ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' , starring Creator/GraceKelly, BingCrosby Music/BingCrosby and FrankSinatra, Music/FrankSinatra, with the songs written by ColePorter.Music/ColePorter. Upper class Tracy Lord (Kelly) is getting married to George, an [[SelfMadeMan independently wealthy man]], but her ex-husband Dexter (Crosby) is still in love with her and tries to win her back. Simultaneously, Tracy's family is blackmailed into allowing a reporter and photographer for Spy Magazine cover her wedding as an exclusive. LoveTriangle confusion ensues among the cast.



* AsHimself: LouisArmstrong, referred to in-universe by his (real-life) nickname "Satchmo", plays himself as a friend of Dexter's. His band are introduced as themelves during their solos in "Now You Has Jazz", as well.

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* AsHimself: LouisArmstrong, Music/LouisArmstrong, referred to in-universe by his (real-life) nickname "Satchmo", plays himself as a friend of Dexter's. His band are introduced as themelves during their solos in "Now You Has Jazz", as well.
28th Dec '14 2:18:39 AM Aquila89
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-->'''Tracy:''' Why? Was I so cold? So forbidding?
-->'''Mike:''' Not at all. On the contrary but you were somewhat the worse - or the better - for the wine and there are rules about such things.
21st Nov '14 6:06:21 PM MagBas
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** Especially as Dexter at one point [[UnfortunateImplications sings her a love song, "Little One"]], and [[PrecociousCrush she says they're engaged]]

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** Especially as Dexter at one point [[UnfortunateImplications sings her a love song, "Little One"]], One", and [[PrecociousCrush she says they're engaged]]
29th Sep '14 5:18:45 PM eroock
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American musical comedy, a remake of the play and/or earlier movie, ''ThePhiladelphiaStory'' , starring Creator/GraceKelly, BingCrosby and FrankSinatra, with the songs written by ColePorter. Upper class Tracy Lord (Kelly) is getting married to George, an [[SelfMadeMan independently wealthy man]], but her ex-husband Dexter (Crosby) is still in love with her and tries to win her back. Simultaneously, Tracy's family is blackmailed into allowing a reporter and photographer for Spy Magazine cover her wedding as an exclusive. LoveTriangle confusion ensues among the cast.

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American musical comedy, a remake of the play and/or earlier movie, ''ThePhiladelphiaStory'' ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' , starring Creator/GraceKelly, BingCrosby and FrankSinatra, with the songs written by ColePorter. Upper class Tracy Lord (Kelly) is getting married to George, an [[SelfMadeMan independently wealthy man]], but her ex-husband Dexter (Crosby) is still in love with her and tries to win her back. Simultaneously, Tracy's family is blackmailed into allowing a reporter and photographer for Spy Magazine cover her wedding as an exclusive. LoveTriangle confusion ensues among the cast.



* TheMusical: Of 'ThePhiladelphiaStory', and/or Philip Barry's original play of the same name.

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* TheMusical: Of 'ThePhiladelphiaStory', ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'', and/or Philip Barry's original play of the same name.



* PragmaticAdaptation: In regard to ThePhiladelphiaStory. Tracy's revenge plot is entirely removed; the presence of the reporters is explained separately. Seth Lord is also simplified and less present in the story, largely due to ValuesDissonance regarding his [[YourCheatingHeart extra-marital affairs]]; similarly Dexter's alcoholism is removed.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: In regard to ThePhiladelphiaStory.''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory''. Tracy's revenge plot is entirely removed; the presence of the reporters is explained separately. Seth Lord is also simplified and less present in the story, largely due to ValuesDissonance regarding his [[YourCheatingHeart extra-marital affairs]]; similarly Dexter's alcoholism is removed.
21st Jul '14 1:43:58 PM Aquila89
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* AboveTheInfluence: Mike doesn't take advantage of a drunk Tracy, even though he's pretty drunk as well.



* AllStarCast: BingCrosby, FrankSinatra, Creator/GraceKelly and LouisArmstrong were all famous by this point; and both Celeste Holm and John Lund, although lesser known, had been already in several critically acclaimed productions before this.

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* AllStarCast: BingCrosby, FrankSinatra, Music/BingCrosby, Music/FrankSinatra, Creator/GraceKelly and LouisArmstrong Music/LouisArmstrong were all famous by this point; and both Celeste Holm and John Lund, although lesser known, had been already in several critically acclaimed productions before this.
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