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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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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 ... Reverend Galsworthy
Frank Orth ... Joe
Russ Tamblyn ... Tommy Banks (as Rusty Tamblyn)
Tom Irish ... Ben Banks
Marietta Canty ... Delilah
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Storyline

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 <col@imdb.com>

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fatherhood | stress | gift | dream | church | See All (28) »

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

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El padre de la novia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Russ Tamblyn later appeared on Twin Peaks. One episode was directed by Diane Keaton, who appeared in the 1991 remake. Tamblyn also worked opposite Miguel Ferrer, whose father Jose Ferrer beat out Spencer Tracy for Best Actor. See more »

Goofs

When the Bank's are driving to meet Buckley's parents, Ellie says they are looking for the house numbered 394. When they get to the destination, the number on the house displays 709. See more »

Quotes

Ellie Banks: Stanley! You don't have to shout! Nobody's deaf! It's mortifying with
[indicates Delilah in the kitchen]
Ellie Banks: in there!
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Referenced in Frasier: Father of the Bride (1999) See more »

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Wedding March
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Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Every Father's Worse Nightmare
4 December 2001 | by bsmith5552See all my reviews

"Father of the Bride" is Spencer Tracy's picture. His performance as the overwhelmed father of the bride is outstanding.

The plot is simple. Stanley Banks'(Tracy) daughter Kay (the beautiful teen-aged Elizabeth Taylor) announces her impending marriage to Buckley Dunstan (Don Taylor). Mother (Joan Bennett) gets into the act and before you know it the bills are mounting and father is going greyer by the minute. There is the usual pre-marriage argument between the two lovers, the ever increasing guest list, a frantic rehearsal and finally the big day itself with father trying to maintain his sanity throughout.

The supporting cast is excellent. Leo G. Carroll is good as the befuddled caterer, Melville Cooper does a funny bit as the church deacon and the still beautiful Billie Burke along with Moroni Olsen appear as the parents of the Groom.

"Father of the Bride" under the able direction of Vincente Minnelli, is the kind of family comedy that we rarely see anymore.


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