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Father of the Bride (1950)

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A father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, and the financial and organizational pain of arranging her wedding.



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Proud father Stanley Banks remembers the day his daughter, Kay, got married. Starting when she announces her engagement through to the wedding itself, we learn of all the surprises and disasters along the way. Written by Col Needham <>

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Release Date:

16 June 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El padre de la novia  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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28 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Father Of The Bride(1950)- Tracy was awesome as usual, though Taylor didn't get to look as glamorous as she did in other films(Of course that wasn't her character anyway.)

Overall the film was enjoyable and better than the remake(s). Plus I dig Minnellis elegant direction, I like the elegance of most Golden Age directors though here Minnelli isn't as noticeable as he is in his musicals.

There's not much to write about this film, its a simple enjoyable comedy and now Im pretty much just wasting space so that my review will be accepted lol.

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