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Film Style: High Society (1956)


High Society is one of those classic 50s films that everyone is supposed to love. It has everything – Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, songs, dancing, music, colour, costumes, wisecracks… except I didn’t like it. I hated the music, I think Frank Sinatra is ugly, Grace Kelly was cold and prissy, Bing had the usual Hollywood syndrome of being much too old for his leading lady, and I just didn’t find it funny.

The earlier version of The Philadelphia Story with Katherine Hepburn is a vastly superior film in every way – Katherine is hilarious and sassy, Cary Grant is dashing, James Stewart is hunky, and there are no corny songs interrupting the storyline.


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