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Father of the Bride (Keepcase)
Father of the Bride
Actors: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Genres: Comedy, Drama
NR     2006     1hr 32min

"I would like to say a few words about weddings," a weary man says from the middle of a muddle of rice and scattered bottles. What follows is a warm, witty look at what it means to be Father of the Bride. Spencer Tracy is ...  more »


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Actors: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Creators: John Alton, Ferris Webster, Pandro S. Berman, Albert Hackett, Edward Streeter, Frances Goodrich
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance, Classics
Studio: Turner Home Ent
Format: DVD - Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/29/2006
Original Release Date: 06/16/1950
Theatrical Release Date: 06/16/1950
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Cantonese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Taiwanese Chinese
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Member Movie Reviews

Evelyn Y. from ABILENE, TX
Reviewed on 2/4/2015...
Well, first let me say that I LOVE old movies! This is no exception! It is a sweet movie from a past time period that reflects that sweetness...I also love the remake, so this story just has a feel goodness to it! I am keeping it in my library to show my granddaughter when she is older!
Juli P. (Carpe-DVD) from AURORA, IL
Reviewed on 9/7/2010...
Such a fun, fun movie. Who doesn't like Spencer Tracy? Even as an old codger of the father of the bride (he's excellent!). Taylor is beautiful and the other actors all do a wonderful job in this original movie that was remade more recently. If you think the new movie is good, you HAVE to see the original!

Movie Reviews

Some Things Never Change
H. F. Corbin | ATLANTA, GA USA | 07/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just saw for the first time ever this movie made in 1950; directed by Vincente Minnelli; and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett. Ms. Taylor was only 18 when she made this film and was frightening and eternally beautiful. She is so petite that she almost could adorn her own wedding cake. The movie, however, as the title implies, belongs to Mr. Tracy who plays her father who cannot bear to see his little daughter grow up and get married. There is a lot of most fathers in Mr. Tracy's character. He has some great lines and some funny scenes and endears himself to us with his gentle humor-- the footage where he gets stuck in his kitchen making drinks and doesn't get to make a speech about his beloved daughter, just to point out one delightful instance. He is such a bungler-- can't get to Ms. Taylor at the wedding reception to bid her goodbye either.I did not find this 54 year-old movie dated at all. Some things never change. Love may be eternal and most families the world over act pretty much the same when it comes to seeing their children leave home."
Spence steals the show
Candace Scott | Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA | 09/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First, a warning: this is the colorized version of this classic black and white film, so avoid it if you're a film connoisseur. The original black and white version is infinitely superior to this poorly done colorization.Now, the good news. This film showcases Spencer Tracy's remarkable acting ability and he delivers a witty and intelligent performance as Elizabeth Taylor's long-suffering father. Spence has several monologues which are a joy to watch. His acting gift (along with Charles Laughton) is an absolute wonder and it's always a pleasure to watch him. Joan Bennet is adequate in a supporting role and Elizabeth Taylor is breathtaking as the 18-year-old soon to be wed daughter. Liz's performance is actually quite good and her interplay with Tracy is especially effective.Yes, this movie is dated in places, but Tracy's performance is worth watching the entire movie. He is in nearly every scene and transforms a seemingly average movie into something really special."
Good heart, good laughs, good fun
Brian Hulett | Oinklahoma | 05/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The more I see of Spencer Tracy, the more underrated I think he was as an actor. And this is the kind of film where he excelled, the everyman comedy with sentimental touches of drama and romance. "Father Of the Bride" is not a cutting edge social commentary, just a humorous slice of life regarding a middle class Joe whose daughter is the apple of his eye, and the man in her life is suddenly someone else. The inherent tension and humor in this situation and all that follows makes for a sweet film with no sour spots except that its B&W nature makes it impossible to fully appreciate young Liz Taylor's remarkable eyes. The Steve Martin remake is OK, but there was only one Spencer Tracy, and if only for that difference this original version is much preferred. A classic for the ages, and one that all ages can enjoy."