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Title:
Father of the bride
Author:
Minnelli, Vincente.
Uniform Title:
Father of the bride (Motion picture : 1950)
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2003]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Chaos reigns when the beautiful daughter of a family casually announces her plans to marry. What follows is a warmly humorous story, with wedding preparations, ruffled egos and the unavoidable meeting with the prospective in-laws.
General Note:
Originally produced as motion picture in 1950.

Based on the novel by Edward Streeter.

Special features include: newsreels (President Truman meets father of the bride, and Wedding bells for movie star Elizabeth Taylor); theatrical trailer; behind-the-scenes notes.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780790744643
UPC:
012569508224

012569678972
Format :
DVD

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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, Rovi


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