High Society

Director: Charles Walters
Year Released: 1956
Rating: 3.0

Fluffy re-do of The Philadelphia Story is a celebration of being wealthy and carefree and always being ready to burst into song. Dapper C.K. Dexter-Haven (Bing Crosby) shows up to interfere with the wedding of his "icy" ex-wife (Grace Kelly, loaded with Daddy Issues) and her new lover; the paparazzi (Frank Sinatra and Celeste Holm), from Spy Magazine, are also there to stir up trouble. The songs are lovely and the picture is so pristine it seems like it exists on a planet without serious trouble or suffering: the land of the affluent. I'm obliged to prefer the wit (and acting talent) of the Cukor film, though this is charming in its own right.