Cole Porter: Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (1956)

August 26, 2008

Here is Celeste Holmes and Frank Sinatra singing “Who wants to be a millionaire” from HIGH SOCIETY by Cole Porter

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Brad Wood August 26, 2008 at 1:17 pm

I grew up with the soundtrack album of this movie (I saw it when I was 8) and loved it to death (still do in fact). It was a great pleasure to get the film itself on DVD fairly recently and get reaquainted. I like it way more than the predecessor The Philadelphia Story, which of course was also not a musical. The gag about Hepburn running the gamut of emotions from A to B comes to mind…

Cole was firing on all cylinders with this baby. Another gem: Remember Samantha. I can do a credible Bing Crosby imitation on that tune. The way the tune starts in the movie with Satchmo playing the wonderful bridge is not to be missed.

“Have you heard, it’s in the stars, Next July we collide with Mars!” I think that sequence in the library/bar with Sinatra and Crosby predisposed me to alcoholism (a fate I’ve managed to sidestep).

Brad Wood August 26, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Meant to say saw it when I was 8…

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