Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 6, 1956

High Society (MGM) is simply not top-drawer. It should have been. The formula was sound: add music and color to a tested product, in this case Philip Barry's old hit, The Philadelphia Story. Producer Sol Siegel assembled a Who's Who cast. He talked Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra into teaming in a movie for the first time, snagged the services of Grace Kelly for her last screen appearance before embarking for Monaco, paid Cole Porter a reported $250,000 for his first original movie score in eight years, and hired Louis Armstrong to blow and...

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