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Father of the Bride ()


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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.

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Stanley T. Banks
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Ellie Banks
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Kay Banks
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Buckley Dunstan
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Doris Dunstan
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Mr. Massoula
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Herbert Dunstan
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Mr. Tringle
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Warner
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Reverend Galsworthy
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Joe
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Tommy Banks (as Rusty Tamblyn)
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Ben Banks
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Delilah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Moving Man with Screen (uncredited)
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Usher (uncredited)
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Man in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
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Miss Bellamy (uncredited)
Lucile Barnes ...
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
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Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)
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Schoolteacher (uncredited)
Joe Brown Jr. ...
Moving Man (uncredited)
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Timid Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)
Aileen Carlyle ...
Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party Guest / Usher With Coke (uncredited)
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Barman (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Lucille Curtis ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Roy Damron ...
Reception Guest (uncredited)
Boyd Davis ...
Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)
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Usher (uncredited)
Jacqueline Duval ...
Peg (uncredited)
Ella Ethridge ...
Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Betty Farrington ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Janey Fay ...
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Wedding Reception Guest (uncredited)
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Moving Man with Door (uncredited)
Mickey Golden ...
Barman (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
William E. Greene ...
Sad-Faced Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ...
Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)
Bradford Hatton ...
Florist (uncredited)
Jim Hayward ...
Moving Man (uncredited)
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Stranger (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Art Howard ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Duffy - Cameraman (uncredited)
Walter Kelley ...
Usher (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ...
Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Peggy Leon ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Beverly Luff ...
Wedding Reception Guest (uncredited)
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Usher (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ...
Fat Man (uncredited)
Mickey McCardle ...
Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Russell Meeker ...
Reception Guest (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Patricia Miller ...
Wispy Girl (uncredited)
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Engagement Party Guest (uncredited)
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Reception Guest (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Moving Man (uncredited)
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Moving Man with Marquee (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
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Woman in Nightmare Sequence (uncredited)
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Foreman of Moving Men (uncredited)
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Truck Driver (uncredited)
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Moving Man with Lamp (uncredited)
Fred Santley ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Erin Selwyn ...
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
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Usher (uncredited)
Mary Jane Smith ...
Effie (uncredited)
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Fritz the Organist (uncredited)
Harry Stanton ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Moving Man (uncredited)
Floyd Taylor ...
Usher (uncredited)
Peter M. Thompson ...
Usher (uncredited)
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Fliss (uncredited)
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Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Johnny Walsh ...
Western Union Boy (uncredited)
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Vincent Dixon (uncredited)
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Moving Man with Chandelier (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Vincente Minnelli

Written by

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Frances Goodrich ... (screenplay) and
Albert Hackett ... (screenplay)
 
Edward Streeter ... (novel)

Produced by

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Pandro S. Berman ... producer

Music by

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Adolph Deutsch

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John Alton ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ferris Webster

Editorial Department

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Robert Watts ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Cedric Gibbons
Leonid Vasian

Set Decoration by

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Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department

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Jack Dawn ... make-up creator
Sydney Guilaroff ... hair styles designer
John Truwe ... makeup artist
Terry Miles ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lorraine Roberson ... hair stylist (uncredited)
William Tuttle ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Al Shenberg ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marvin Stuart ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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F. Keogh Gleason ... associate set decorator (as Keogh Gleason)
Salvador Dalí ... designer: dream sequence (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording supervisor
Standish J. Lambert ... sound (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joe DeAce ... grip (uncredited)
Ed Hubbell ... still photographer (uncredited)
A. Lindsley Lane ... camera operator (uncredited)
Wes Shanks ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Walter Plunkett ... costumes: men's
Helen Rose ... costumes: women's

Music Department

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Alexander Courage ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jack Aldworth ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines You're invited . . . to a hilarious wedding ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le père de la mariée (France)
  • El padre de la novia (Spain)
  • Örömapa (Hungary)
  • Ojciec narzeczonej (Poland)
  • Ojciec panny mlodej (Poland)
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  • 92 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Spencer Tracy wanted Katharine Hepburn for his screen wife, but it was felt that they were too romantic a team to play a happily domesticated couple with children, so Joan Bennett got the part. See more »
Goofs At the party to announce the engagement, Stanley is fixing drinks, and opens two Cokes which spray all over him. In the next shot, the bottle opener has disappeared from the kitchen cabinet, and a bottle of Brandy appears in his hand, which he must put down to wait on the next person. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972). See more »
Soundtracks Bridal Chorus See more »
Quotes Stanley T. Banks: Who giveth this woman? "This woman." But she's not a woman. She's still a child. And she's leaving us. What's it going to be like to come home and not find her? Not to hear her voice calling "Hi, Pops" as I come in? I suddenly realized what I was doing. I was giving up Kay. Something inside me began to hurt.
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