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 Dunstan (Moroni Olsen and Billie Burke), his man-to-man talk with the groom, hosting the engagement party, financing the increasingly lavish wedding, and wondering if Kay and Buckley will resolve their differences before arriving at the altar, Stanley barely has time to deal with his own considerable anxieties about his advancing age and how his "little girl" became a grown woman. Director Vincente Minnelli reunited with the principal cast a year later for a sequel, Father's Little Dividend; and the movie was remade in 1991 with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton.~Mark Deming
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Languages: English & Français
Subtitles: English, Français, Español, Portugûes, Japanese, Mandarin-Taiwan, Thai & Korean (feature film only)
This is another great Spencer Tracy comedy with an excellent supporting cast of Joan Bennett & a young Elizabeth Taylor.
Tracy is perfect as the doting & worried father who us apprehensive about his daughter’s (Taylor) wedding. The scenes where he tries on his old tux he is determined to wear for the wedding & his nightmare scene is hysterical!
Joan Bennett is perfect with her wry humor as the mother trying to keep things calm & running smoothly during the wedding preparations. And Taylor is absolutely beautiful & charming in this role that she played when she was only 18 years old.
Another good family film.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
great movie. my mom and i LOVE it! Spencer Tracy is too funny