High Society (1955)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Release Date - Apr 17, 1955 (USA - Unknown), Apr 17, 1955 (USA)  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

This Bowery Boys opus gets under way when Sach (Huntz Hall) is informed that he is heir to a fortune. Sach and his buddy Slip (Leo Gorcey) head to the mansion of the late Terwilliger Debussy Jones to sign the necessary legal papers. Here they discover that the rightful heir is young Terwilliger III (Ronald Keith), who is being cheated out of his legacy by crooked relative Stuyvesant Jones (Dayton Lummis) and his confederate Clarissa (Amanda Blake). After all sorts of slapstick complications, honesty prevails. Believe it or not, High Society earned an Academy Award nomination for "Best Original Story," all because the Academy confused this Bowery Boys endeavor with the big-budget Frank Sinatra/Bing Crosby/Grace Kelly musical of the same name.



fortune [wealth], heir, inheritance, high-society, mansion, culture [social culture], family, mistaken-identity, criminal, expose [revelation], fish-out-of-water, nephew, masquerade, slums