Stroud Film Festival – High Society (1956)

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Saturday 14th March

8.00pm – 10.00pm  (Doors 7.00pm)

With pop-up bar serving cocktails and mocktails  Dress code: black tie. This screening will have limited seating so book early.

High Society is a glossy Technicolor-and-VistaVision musical remake of The Philadelphia Story (1940), decked out with million-watt star power. The story revolves around the wedding plans of socialite Tracy Lord (Grace Kelly). Tracy is all set to marry stuffy George Kittridge (John Lund), while magazine writer Mike Connor (Frank Sinatra) intends to cover the ceremony. Tracy’s ex-husband C.K. Dexter-Haven (Bing Crosby) is also in town for the Newport Jazz Festival. The Jazz Festival subplot features Louis Armstrong, participating in the Cole Porter score which includes the Crosby-Sinatra duet “Well, Did You Evah?,” the Crosby-Armstrong teaming “Now You Has Jazz,” the Kelly-Crosby romantic ballad “True Love,” and the Sinatra solo “You’re Sensational.”