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Father of the Bride (16-Jun-1950)

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Writers: Frances Goodrich; Albert Hackett

From novel: Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter

Music by: Adolph Deutsch

Producer: Pandro S. Berman

Keywords: Comedy, Wedding

Upper middle class lawyer Stanley Banks' daughter Kay announces her engagement with Buckley Dunstan; the family plans a small wedding but the size and the costs rapidly escalate, and Stanley finds himself less and less in control. Told in flashback. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay. Remade with Steve Martin as Father of the Bride (1991).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joan Bennett
Actor
27-Feb-1910 7-Dec-1990 Little Women
Billie Burke
Actor
7-Aug-1885 14-May-1970 Glinda, the Good Witch of the North
Leo G. Carroll
Actor
25-Oct-1892 16-Oct-1972 Waverly on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Melville Cooper
Actor
15-Oct-1896 31-Mar-1973 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Paul Harvey
Actor
10-Sep-1882 5-Dec-1955 American character actor
Taylor Holmes
Actor
16-May-1878 30-Sep-1959 Nightmare Alley
Moroni Olsen
Actor
27-Jun-1889 22-Nov-1954 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Frank Orth
Actor
21-Feb-1880 17-Mar-1962 Insp. Faraday on Boston Blackie
Russ Tamblyn
Actor
30-Dec-1934   Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Elizabeth Taylor
Actor
27-Feb-1932 23-Mar-2011 Cleopatra
Spencer Tracy
Actor
5-Apr-1900 10-Jun-1967 Two consecutive Best Actor Oscars

CAST

Spencer Tracy   ...   Stanley T. Banks
Joan Bennett   ...   Ellie Banks
Elizabeth Taylor   ...   Kay Banks
Don Taylor   ...   Buckley Dunstan
Billie Burke   ...   Doris Dunstan
Leo G. Carroll   ...   Mr. Massoula
Moroni Olsen   ...   Herbert Dunstan
Melville Cooper   ...   Mr. Tringle
Taylor Holmes   ...   Warner
Paul Harvey   ...   Rev. Galsworthy
Frank Orth   ...   Joe
Russ Tamblyn   ...   Tommy Banks
Tom Irish   ...   Ben Banks
Marietta Canty   ...   Delilah

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