High Society Blues (1930)

Genres - Musical, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Romance  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This version of Shakespeare's most famous love story is set in Scarsdale, New York. This time, the heroine comes from an old monied aristocratic family. Trouble ensues when the hero's newly wealthy, and terribly unsophisticated family from Iowa moves in next door. The young woman becomes interested in the young man when she hears him playing the ukulele. She asks him to teach her to play, and romance ensues. Naturally her snooty parents disapprove of the young man and his family of rubes. They remind the girl that she is already betrothed to a French count. This does not deter the young lovers who elope the night before her marriage to the count. Eventually the family's reconcile their differences and prosperous harmony ensues. Songs include: "I'm In The Market For You," "Eleanor," "High Society Blues," "Just Like In A Story Book," "The Song I Sing In My Dreams," and "I Don't Know You Well Enough For That."

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aristocracy, family, family-disapproval, family-feud, father, forbidden-love, France, high-society, loot, love, lover, marriage, nouveau-riche, parent, society, songwriter, suburbs, teacher, truce, wealth