High Society

Original Film Production

High Society [video art]

A Musical Comedy Film
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Screenplay by John Patrick, based on Philip Barry's stage play The Philadelphia Story

A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Release
(August 1956; 107 minutes; Color)
Produced by Sol C. Siegel
Directed by Charles Walters
Cinematography by Paul Vogel
Costumes by Helen Rose
Choreography by Charles Walters
Art Direction by Cedric Gibbons and Hans Peters
Set Design by Edwin B. Willis and Richard Pefferle
Music Direction by Johnny Green and Saul Chaplin


Bing Crosby (C. K. Dexter Haven III), Grace Kelly (Tracy Lord), Frank Sinatra (Mike Connor), Celeste Holm (Liz Imbrie), John Lund (George Kittredge), Louis Calhern (Uncle WIllie), Sidney Blackmer (Seth Lord), Margalo Gilmore (Mrs. Lord), Lydia Reed (Caroline Lord), and Louis Armstrong

True Love [sheet music]

Musical Numbers

  • Overture
  • "High Society Calypso" - Armstrong
  • "I Love You, Samantha" - Crosby
  • "Little One" - Crosby
  • "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" - Sinatra, Holm
  • "True Love" - Crosby, Kelly
  • "You're Sensational" - Sinatra
  • "Now You Has Jazz" - Crosby, Armstrong
  • "Well, Did You Evah?" - Sinatra, Crosby [revised lyrics; originally written for Du Barry Was a Lady]
  • "Mind If I Make Love to You?" - Sinatra

Cut Songs

  • "Caroline" [dropped during production; replaced by "Little One"]
  • "Let's Vocalize"[dropped during production]
  • "So What?" [unused]
  • "Who Has?" [unused]
  • "How Could I?" [unused]

Soundtrack Recording

High Society [film soundtrack album]

  • LP, 1956 [Capitol W-750 (mono)]
  • 45 RPM (4 discs), 1956 [Capitol EDM 750 (mono)]
  • 45 RPM, 1956 [Capitol F3507, "True Love" / "Well, Did You Evah?]
  • LP, 1961 [Capitol LCT 6116 (mono)]
  • LP, 1961 [Capitol SW-750 (stereo)]
  • Compact Disc, 1995 [Capitol CDP 0777 7 93787 2 2]
  • Compact Disc, 199? [World Star Coll. (UK) 99056]
  • Triple Compact Disc, 199? [EMI Music Group (Australia) 8140792] (includes soundtracks to Can-Can and Pal Joey)
  • Go to the High Society Recordings page for track information on these releases.

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