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Father of the Bride (1950)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 16 June 1950 (USA)
The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding.

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Spencer Tracy ... Stanley T. Banks
Joan Bennett ... Ellie Banks
Elizabeth Taylor ... Kay Banks
Don Taylor ... Buckley Dunstan
Billie Burke ... Doris Dunstan
Leo G. Carroll ... Mr. Massoula
Moroni Olsen ... Herbert Dunstan
Melville Cooper ... Mr. Tringle
Taylor Holmes ... Warner
Paul Harvey ... Rev. Galsworthy
Frank Orth ... Joe
Russ Tamblyn ... Tommy Banks (as Rusty Tamblyn)
Tom Irish ... Ben Banks
Marietta Canty ... Delilah
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Proud father Stanley T. Banks (Spencer Tracy) remembers the day his daughter, Kay (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), 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 <col@imdb.com>

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fatherhood | stress | gift | dream | church | See All (31) »

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You're invited . . . to a hilarious wedding ! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Jack Benny badly wanted the lead role, but was deemed unsuitable. See more »

Goofs

Buckley calls the character "Kay" Liz when she comes down the stairs to meet him for their date early in the movie. He has just met the parents for the first time. See more »

Quotes

Ben Banks: Can't be June. I've got my final. Why not May?
Ellie Banks: May's too early.
Tommy Banks: July's out. I'm going to camp.
Kay Banks: This isn't a kids party. It's my wedding and my friends.
Stanley T. Banks: Ellie, what did you mean by?
Kay Banks: No one has to raise a finger. When the time comes, I'll do everything. And I mean everything.
Ellie Banks: I can imagine that.
Ben Banks: I'm not going.
Kay Banks: Listen! I don't care if you come or not!
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Connections

Remade as Father of the Bride (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Enjoyable
28 August 2007 | by pushnlacsSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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