Father of the Bride ()

directed by Vincente Minnelli
featuring Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Bennett, Don Taylor, Billie Burke

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Spencer Tracy received an Oscar nomination for his performance in this classic comedy. Stanley T. Banks (Tracy) is a securely middle-class lawyer whose daughter Kay (Elizabeth Taylor) announces that she's going to marry her beau Buckley Dunstan (Don Taylor). From that point on, everything in Stanley's life is turned upside down. His wife Ellie (Joan Bennett) wants Kay to have the kind of formal wedding that she and Stanley never had, and between meeting his soon-to-be in-laws, the socially prominent Herbert and Doris ...


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May 17, 2013

classic dilemma of a bride's family

Spencer Tracy gives an outstanding performance of a dad who finds his daughter has seemingly grown-up overnight. She's in love, and he feels that he is no longer "the man" in her life. Besides the fact that he isn't particularly fond of her choice of a prospective husband, the costs of the wedding keep rising. Added to those hurdles, the final insult comes when he can't fit into his old tux. Joan Bennet plays the level-headed mother. Elizabeth Taylor is, as ever, gorgeous even in black and white.

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