Father of the Bride Overview:

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: Right then I knew we'd lost her. She'll always love us of course, but not in the old way. From now on her love will be handed out like a farmer's wife tossing scraps to the family rooster.


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


Ellie Banks: Oh, Stanley. I don't know how to explain. A wedding. A church wedding. Well it's, it's what every girl dreams of. A bridal dress, the orange blossoms, the music. It's something lovely to remember all the rest of her life. And something for us to remember too.


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In the film, one of the gifts Kay gets as a present is a Venus de Milo statue with a clock in the stomach, which Spencer Tracy refers to as a "stinker". This same gift makes its' way into the 1991 re-make among the presents, and is still not received well.
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.
MGM gave Elizabeth Taylor a wedding gift of a one-off wedding dress designed by Edith Head (a move also designed to promote the film).
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