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Father of the Bride (1950)

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Vincente Minnelli

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About the Movie

Oscar-winner Spencer Tracy ("Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde") received his fourth nomination as an exasperated banker who has misgivings about his engaged daughter's groom. Oscar-winner Elizabeth Taylor ("Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "National Velvet") portrays the daughter. With Oscar-nominees Billie Burke ("The Wizard of Oz") and Russ Tamblyn ("Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "Peyton Place"). Directed by Academy Award-winning director Vincente Minnelli ("An American in Paris," "Gigi") and produced by Academy Award-recipient Pandro S. Berman ("Ivanhoe," "Top Hat"). Nominated for Best Picture and Screenplay, this hilarious look at family chaos spawned a sequel. Although remade in 1991 with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, this classic is considered by many as the best.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 29
  • Fresh: 27
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A honey of a picture of American family life. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Mar 23, 2011

Fresh: Under Vincente Minelli's crisp direction, the fun rarely lets up. – TIME Magazine, Mar 23, 2011

Fresh: This ostensibly lighthearted film about Spencer Tracy's Kafkaesque attempts to bring off his daughter's wedding is one of the bleakest films of a bleak decade. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Mar 23, 2011

Fresh: Thoroughly enchanting comedy about the trials and tribulations a middle-aged family man faces when the daughter he dotes on decides to get married. – Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Mar 23, 2011

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Customer Reviews

One of my all time favorites

I absolutely love this movie. It is funny and heart warming. Steve Martin is great in this movie!

no reviews!

is this movie any good at all because why did only one person review it?i haven't seen it probably will watch it tonight just browsing web for reviews.

Good but too dated

Hey iTunes - we're looking for the more up-to-date version with Steve Martin. This is an oldie and goodie, but really toooooooo dated.

Father of the Bride (1950)
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1950

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