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Father of the Bride (1950) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Edward Streeter published in 1949.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorSpencer TracyNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
Best WritingFrances Goodrich, Albert HackettNominated
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Father of the Bride (1950)

on Sep 27, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

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 full article


The Father of the Bride (1950)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 18, 2017 From 4 Star Films

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 full article


The Father of the Bride (1950)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 18, 2017 From 4 Star Films

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 full article


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

By Virginie Pronovost on Dec 19, 2016 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

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 o... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: Father of the Bride (1950)

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 6, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

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). June is... Read full article


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Quotes from

Stanley T. Banks: Who giveth this woman? "This woman." But she's not a woman. She's still a child. And she's leaving us. What's it going to be like to come home and not find her? Not to hear her voice calling "Hi, Pops" as I come in? I suddenly realized what I was doing. I was giving up Kay. Something inside me began to hurt.


Stanley T. Banks: 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, but not now. I always used to think that marriages were a simple affair. Boy meets girl. Fall in love. They get married. Have babies. Eventually the babies grow up and meet other babies. They fall in love. Get married. Have babies. And so on and on and on. Looked at that way, it's not only simple, it's downright monotonous. But I was wrong. I figured without the wedding.


Stanley T. Banks: No one paid any attention to the orchestra. Ellie could have saved that 85 bucks!


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Facts about

"Theater Guild on the Air" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 25, 1951 with Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor reprising their film roles.
The premiere of this film took place two days after Elizabeth Taylor's real-life marriage to "Nicky" Conrad Hilton Jr.. The publicity surrounding the event is credited with helping to make the film so successful.
Jack Benny badly wanted the lead role but was deemed unsuitable.
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