Shortly after coming to terms with his daughter's marriage, a father faces the prospect of becoming a grandfather.

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

Albert Hackett (screenplay), Frances Goodrich (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Spencer Tracy ... Stanley Banks
Joan Bennett ... Ellie Banks
Elizabeth Taylor ... Kay Dunstan
Don Taylor ... Buckley Dunstan
Billie Burke ... Doris Dunstan
Moroni Olsen ... Herbert Dunstan
Richard Rober ... Police Sergeant
Marietta Canty ... Delilah (Banks' Maid)
Russ Tamblyn ... Tommy Banks (as Rusty Tamblyn)
Tom Irish ... Ben Banks
Hayden Rorke ... Dr. Andrew Nordell
Paul Harvey ... Rev. Galsworthy
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Storyline

In this sequel to Father of the Bride (1950), Stanley Banks (Spencer Tracy) learns that his daughter Kay (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) is going to have a baby. When they get the news everyone except Stanley is overjoyed. His wife and grandmother-to-be Ellie (Joan Bennett) broadcasts it everywhere and all Stan can do is worry about the practical things like how his son-in-law Buckley Dunstan (Don Taylor) can afford it. Well, having not long ago paid for the wedding, Stanley has no intention of bearing any of the expenses involved. Buckley's parents and Ellie are overjoyed at the news and virtually take over redecorating the young couple's new house. Crisis and false alarms take over their lives and when the child is born, the only person he doesn't seem to like is Stanley. A walk in the park - and absolute panic when Stanley misplaces his grandson - seems to resolve the situation. Written by garykmcd

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If you chuckled at "Father of the Bride", you'll laugh right out loud at his reception of the "little dividend"...if you laughed then, you'll roar now...and if you roared then - well, there's just a prediction what will happen. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Entered into the public domain in 1979. See more »

Goofs

When Stanley and Ellie are doing the dishes, Stanley is drying saucers and stacking them to the left of the rinsing pan. In the next shot when Kay comes in, the stack of saucers has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Banks: [to Ellie] You're more excited about this baby than you were any of ours.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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A classic!
28 June 1999 | by Sean26See all my reviews

Last night on the Turner Classic Movies channel, I saw Father's Little Dividend. It was a very funny movie! Spencer Tracy shines as he plays Stanley Banks. Just as good as the original Father Of The Bride. Despite the airheadedness of the last commenter, this movie is very much worth seeing. It's a classic! Not Tracy's best movie, but it's a gem!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1951 (USA) See more »

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Laugh Track: Father's Little Dividend See more »

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Budget:

$941,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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