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Father of the Bride (1950)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Sep 27, 2017

A camera points to the ground, gliding along to show the chaos of a recent event, the ground littered in detritus. Has the house been looted? Is this the scene of a raucous party? The camera stops on a pair of shoes, panning up to introduce the audience to the exhausted Stanley Banks (Spencer Tracy) read more

The Father of the Bride (1950)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 18, 2017

I’ve seen both versions of Father of the Bride and Steve Martin is fine and dandy but there is no better lovable curmudgeon than Spencer Tracy and he dons the role of the protective and skeptical father so effortlessly. Furthermore, all down the line this production is an impressive gathering read more

The Father of the Bride (1950)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 18, 2017

I’ve seen both versions of Father of the Bride and Steve Martin is fine and dandy but there is no better lovable curmudgeon than Spencer Tracy and he dons the role of the protective and skeptical father so effortlessly. Furthermore, all down the line this production is an impressive gathering read more

The Vincente Minnelli Blogathon: The Pleasures of Father of the Bride (1950)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Dec 19, 2016

1- Ben Banks: Can’t be June. I’ve got my final. Why not May? Ellie Banks: May’s too early. Tommy Banks: July’s out. I’m going to camp. Kay Banks: This isn’t a kids party. It’s my wedding and my friends. 2- Stanley T. Banks: No one paid any attention to the read more

1001 Classic Movies: Father of the Bride (1950)

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Jun 6, 2016

Father of the Bride (1950), starring Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, and Spencer Tracy, is one of the 1001 Classic Movies You Should See. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Ju read more

Father of the Bride (1950)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 3, 2015

Father of the Bride Directed by Vincente Minnelli Written by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett from a novel by Edward Streeter 1950/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental This fun look at some things that never change features Spencer Tracy at his best and Elizabeth Taylor perhaps read more

TCMFF 2014, Day 3 — From “Father of the Bride” to “Freaks”

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Apr 20, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014: After having ended the previous day’s movies with Eraserhead, I woke up this morning in need of a little levity.  Originally, I had been planning to see Stella Dallas, but decided to go with Father of the Bride instead.  Not only is it a very funny movie, I had never read more

Father of the Bride (1950, Vincente Minnelli)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 24, 2014

Father of the Bride is such a constant delight, it’s practically over before its problems become clear. First off, it’s definitely about the titular Father–a wonderful Spencer Tracy–who not only narrates but is in almost every scene. The wedding reception, when he’s ch read more

Father of the Bride (1950)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 24, 2013

Upon getting the news that their daughter Kay (Elizabeth Taylor) is getting married to her boyfriend Buckley (Don Taylor), Stanley and Ellie Banks (Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett) are immediately thrown into the whirlwind of planning a wedding.  While Ellie is largely enthusiastic about Kay’s read more

Weddings in Film ~ The Big Day ~ Father of the Bride (1950)

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Jun 26, 2012

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. My Weddings in Film series explores the different stages of getting married as seen through classic movies. The fifth film, Father of the Bride (1950), takes a look at all the chaos of th read more

Father of the Bride (1950)...and a reflection on mid-century Hollywood...

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Apr 8, 2011

During World War II Hollywood churned out popular pictures both entertaining and patriotic, bolstering home front morale and earning enormous box receipts. Between 1942 and 1945, Americans were spending 23% of their recreation dollars on movies and by 1946 weekly attendance was over 90,000,000. But read more

Father of the Bride (1950)...and a reflection on mid-century Hollywood...

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Apr 8, 2011

During World War II Hollywood churned out popular pictures both entertaining and patriotic, bolstering home front morale and earning enormous box receipts. Between 1942 and 1945, Americans were spending 23% of their recreation dollars on movies and by 1946 weekly attendance was over 90,000,000. But read more

Father of the Bride (1950)...and a reflection on mid-century Hollywood...

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Apr 8, 2011

During World War II Hollywood churned out popular pictures both entertaining and patriotic, bolstering home front morale and earning enormous box receipts. Between 1942 and 1945, Americans were spending 23% of their recreation dollars on movies and by 1946 weekly attendance was over 90,000,000. But read more

Father of the Bride

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Dec 31, 2010

“I would like to say a few words about weddings. I’ve just been through one. Not my own. My daughter’s. Someday in the far future I may be able to remember it with tender indulgence…” Weddings are everything a daughter dreams of and a father dreads.  With  so many bridal shows read more