Father Of The Bride (1950)

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(out of 5)


 is the put-upon father whose life is turned upside down when his magnificently beautiful daughter () announces that she is getting married. He is immediately thrust into a whirlwind of wedding preparations, mounting bills and one emotional crisis after another. Vincente Minnelli allows the film to have a picture-perfect view of American upper-class life without ever letting it get too cloying, emphasizing instead the quirkiness of his main characters and making them seem much more real than they would be in an Andy Hardy movie. Taylor is at the absolute peak of her loveliness, and Tracy couldn’t be more endearing (their scenes together are especially wonderful).


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USA, 1950

Directed by

Screenplay by , , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

Academy Award Nominations
Best Actor (Spencer Tracy as “Stanley T. Banks”)
Best Motion Picture (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Best Writing (Screenplay) (Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett)

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