Father of the Bride (1950)

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The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding.


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  • "Father of the Bride" Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor 1950 MGM MPTV
  • Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy in Father of the Bride (1950)
  • Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy in Father of the Bride (1950)
  • "Father of the Bride" Elizabeth Taylor 1950 MGM MPTV

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26 January 2009 | Nazi_Fighter_David
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| In one of her most natural performances, Liz is a cheerful light, buoyant in movement…
"Father of the Bride" is a mainly delightful family comedy which benefits from a strong central performance...

One night at dinner, daughter Kay casually announces her engagement... Father and mother react on cue...

Following practically all the events of Edward Streeter's charming novel, the Oscar-Nominated screenplay is a series of comic and warm set pieces: the loving father asks his daughter to invite his future son-in-law for dinner; girl's parents meet boy's parents; prospective bride quarrels with prospective groom... The vignettes are applied with the light Minnelli touch at its most charming, and they are acted with captivating nonchalance by the incomparable Spencer Tracy in the title role and by the beautiful performances of Joan Bennett, Liz Taylor, and Don Taylor…

As the complaining middle class father, thoughtful to his daughter's welfare and watchful as to the distributing of his money, Tracy is incredibly amusing... Torn by jealousy, Tracy is all good-natured father exhausted by the complete weight of the problems leading up to the happy day...

But it's an ensemble show, and as the typical spoiled daughter of a typical mid-American bourgeois, Elizabeth has one of her joyful screen moments, altering and urging her beloved ones with such gentle, persuasive, winning, and gracious manners…

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