Father of the Bride 1950

views updated

Father of the Bride ★★★½ 1950

A classic, quietly hilarious comedy about the tribulations of a father preparing for his only daughter's wedding. Tracy is suitably overwhelmed as loving father Stanley Banks and Taylor radiant as the bride, Kay. A warm vision of American family life, accompanied by the 1940 MGM short “Wedding Bills.” Followed by “Father's Little Dividend” (1951) and later a TV series. Remade in 1991. 106m/C VHS, DVD . Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Bennett, Billie Burke, Leo G. Carroll, Russ Tamblyn, Don Taylor, Moroni Olsen; D: Vincente Minnelli; W: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett; C: John Alton.