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High Society (Sous-titres franais)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Bing Crosby, Celeste Holm, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer, Louis Armstrong
  • Directors: Charles Walters
  • Writers: John Patrick
  • Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : General Audience (G)
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Home Video
  • Release Date: May 13 2008
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015FGCI8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,012 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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High Society (Sinatra Tribute) (DVD)

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin J Burgraff on Dec 7 2002
Format: VHS Tape
'High Society', MGM's musical remake of Philip Barry's classic 'The Philadelphia Story', is a frothy, high-spirited joy! While it lacks the inestimable star power of Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart, in replacing the male leads with the greatest crooners of all time, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, and offering Hollywood's Princess, Grace Kelly, in her last film role, MGM was NOT dropping the marquee value by much! Add to the mix the legendary Louis Armstrong, and one of Cole Porter's last great film scores (including the lushly romantic 'True Love'), and you have all the ingredients for a delightful movie experience!
Changing the film's locale from Philadelphia to Newport, the class distinction subplot of the story becomes, at best, a minor plot point, but it does provide the 'hook' of the Newport Jazz Festival to bring in Armstrong, and to add songwriting as a hobby of millionaire C.K. Dexter-Haven (Crosby). His ex, Tracy Samantha Lord (called 'Sam' in this version, so Cole Porter could recycle his tune 'Goodbye, Amanda', as 'Goodbye Samantha'), and played by the luminous Kelly, is remarrying, to boring, wooden George Kittredge (played woodenly by John Lund). An 'Enquirer'-type scandal sheet, 'The Spy', blackmails the family into allowing a writer and photographer (Sinatra and Celeste Holm) to cover the nuptials (in an improvement on the original story, where Cary Grant 'sells out' the Lords in an attempt to disrupt the wedding).
From this point on, the film follows the original version fairly closely, adding songs to 'spice up' the proceedings. Sinatra and Holm take potshots at the idle rich with 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary F. Taylor on Oct. 25 2002
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Tracy Lord is a society woman with an inflexible sense of propriety: not only has she divorced her socially liberal first husband C.K. Dexter-Haven, she has forced her mother to separate from her father over the latter's questionable behavior with a chorus girl. Now she plans to marry George Kittredge, a social climber with a sense of propriety as inflexible as her own--only to find her wedding suddenly beset by her first husband, two pesky reporters, the possibility of a paternal scandal, and a local jazz fest. If all this sounds a bit familiar, it should be no surprise. Originally written for the stage by Philip Barry under the title THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, it proved a smash hit during the 1940s on both stage and screen, and this remake follows the original very closely, only fiddling with the story and characters to the extent of introducing and rationalizing Cole Porter's musical elements.
The original non-musical film cast included Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart--a hard act to follow, to say the least. But while they don't best that teaming, stars Grace Kelly (Tracy), Bing Crosby (C.K. Dexter-Haven), and Frank Sinatra (Mike Connor, one of the reporters) carry off the roles with considerable charm. But the real strength of this film is the guest appearance of Louis Armstrong and the Cole Porter score. Only Porter would be brazen enough to write lyrics that rhyme Circe with Mercy, and while this is one of his lesser efforts it is still pretty impressive stuff, including such memorable tunes as "True Love," the satirical "Well, Did You Ever?," and such throw-away charmers as "Little One." As for Louis Armstrong, his star quality is powerful enough to put even Sinatra in the shade.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Simone on Dec 3 2003
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Absolutely one of the best movies of its ilk of all time! Great fun, light, fabulous to look at, super catchy songs, and the best collection of great actors! I LOVE High Society!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dancing Dimples on March 7 2003
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This film is packed with comedy and great music. The story line is so funny and the actors portray their characters perfectly. Crosby plays a divorced man who lives next door to his ex-wife who is soon to be married and who he is still very much in love with. But with some help from a reported who is covering the wedding, played by Sinatra, the story takes a twist.
This movie is a lot of fun!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 27 2002
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This is an absolutely shimmering musical! Grace Kelly is breathtaking and wonderful in this movie. Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby are at their best! Each Cole Porter song is divine. And Louis Armstrong! What more could you possibly want? There are so many beautiful scenes, especially Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly singing "True Love" and my favorite, the scene where Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly are elegantly and drunkenly dancing to the Rhumba "Mind If I Make Love To You?" This is such a fun movie you won't be able to stop watching it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Feb. 23 2003
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Wonderful! If you are a fan of any of the actors in the film, you will love it. If not,you should still give it a chance. High Society is definitely in my top two. This is the story of a woman from an upper class family. She goes through the most interesting two days of confusion in her personal life all the while surrounded by a fiance, an ex-husband, and an admiring reporter. The characters are lovable, the songs are excellent, and the ending is priceless. Be sure to check out the original, The Philadelphia Story, which is equally well cast.
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