Father of the Bride (1950 film)

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Father of the Bride is a 1950 American comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli, about a man trying to cope with preparations for his daughter's upcoming wedding.wikipedia
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Elizabeth Taylor

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The film stars Spencer Tracy in the titular role, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke, and Leo G. Carroll.
She made the transition to adult roles in the early 1950s, when she starred in the comedy Father of the Bride (1950) and received critical acclaim for her performance in the drama A Place in the Sun (1951).

Billie Burke

The film stars Spencer Tracy in the titular role, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke, and Leo G. Carroll.
Another successful film series followed with Father of the Bride (1950) and Father's Little Dividend (1951), both directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Don Taylor (American actor and director)

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The film stars Spencer Tracy in the titular role, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke, and Leo G. Carroll.
He co-starred in 1940s and 1950s classics, including the 1948 film noir The Naked City, Battleground, Father of the Bride, Father's Little Dividend and Stalag 17.

Leo G. Carroll

The film stars Spencer Tracy in the titular role, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke, and Leo G. Carroll.
In the original version of Father of the Bride (1950), he played an unctuous wedding caterer.

Vincente Minnelli

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Father of the Bride is a 1950 American comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli, about a man trying to cope with preparations for his daughter's upcoming wedding.
Widely known for directing musicals, including An American in Paris (1951), Brigadoon (1954), Kismet (1955), and Gigi (1958), he also directed comedies and melodramas, including Madame Bovary (1949), Father of the Bride (1950), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Lust for Life (1956), Designing Woman (1957), and The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963).

Joan Bennett

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The film stars Spencer Tracy in the titular role, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke, and Leo G. Carroll.
Playing the role of Ellie Banks, wife of Spencer Tracy and mother of Elizabeth Taylor, Bennett appeared in both Father of the Bride (1950) and Father's Little Dividend (1951).

Father of the Bride (novel)

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It was adapted by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett from the novel by Edward Streeter.
It was the basis for the 1950 film of the same name starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Academy Award for Best Actor

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Father of the Bride was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay.

Academy Award for Best Picture

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Father of the Bride was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay.

Spencer Tracy

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The film stars Spencer Tracy in the titular role, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke, and Leo G. Carroll.
Tracy received his first Academy Award nomination in 12 years for playing the role of Stanley Banks in Father of the Bride (1950).

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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Father of the Bride was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay.

Paul Harvey (actor)

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He was a vacationing businessman whose car is commandeered by fugitive killer Humphrey Bogart in the 1936 crime drama The Petrified Forest and the minister who marries Spencer Tracy's daughter Elizabeth Taylor in the 1950 comedy Father of the Bride and its sequel.

Marietta Canty

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Canty is perhaps best known as Delilah, Spencer Tracy's housemaid, in the comedy Father of the Bride (1950) and in its sequel Father's Little Dividend (1951).

Helen Rose

Helen Rose, who designed Taylor's gown for the film, also designed the gown for her wedding to Nicky Hilton.
She also designed clothing for Elizabeth Taylor in the movies Father of the Bride and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as well as Elizabeth Taylor's wedding dress when she married Conrad "Nicky" Hilton.

Albert Hackett

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It was adapted by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett from the novel by Edward Streeter.
The Hacketts received Academy Award for Screenplay nominations for The Thin Man, After the Thin Man (1936), Father of the Bride (1950) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1955).

Russ Tamblyn

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Russ Tamblyn as Tommy Banks
He played the younger Bart Tare (played as an adult by John Dall) in the film noir Gun Crazy (1950); around the same time, he had a minor role as Elizabeth Taylor's younger brother in Father of the Bride (also 1950) and appeared in its sequel, Father's Little Dividend (1951).

Frances Goodrich

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It was adapted by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett from the novel by Edward Streeter.
They received Academy Award for Screenplay nominations for The Thin Man, After the Thin Man (1936), Father of the Bride (1950) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1955).

She Wanted a Millionaire

* Spencer Tracy wanted Katharine Hepburn for his screen wife, but it was felt that they were too romantic a team to play a happily domesticated couple with children, so Joan Bennett, who had previously co-starred with Tracy in She Wanted a Millionaire and Me and My Gal, got the part.
They also played the top-billed romantic leads in Me and My Gal (1932), Father of the Bride (1950), and Father's Little Dividend (1951).

Edward Streeter

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It was adapted by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett from the novel by Edward Streeter.
The following year's successful film adaptation starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor spawned multiple remakes, sequels, and a TV series.

Father's Little Dividend

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Father of the Bride had a sequel the following year, called Father's Little Dividend, in which Taylor's character has a baby.
The movie is the sequel to Father of the Bride (1950).

Me and My Gal

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* Spencer Tracy wanted Katharine Hepburn for his screen wife, but it was felt that they were too romantic a team to play a happily domesticated couple with children, so Joan Bennett, who had previously co-starred with Tracy in She Wanted a Millionaire and Me and My Gal, got the part.
Bennett and Tracy made She Wanted a Millionaire that same year, with their billing reversed (Bennett billed over Tracy), and also played a married couple two decades later in Father of the Bride and Father's Little Dividend.

Father of the Bride (TV series)

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It did almost as well as the original film and was also made into a television series which aired on CBS during the 1961-62 season.
Produced by MGM Television, the series was based on the 1950 film of the same title.

Father of the Bride (1991 film)

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A remake of the same name, starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Kimberly Williams as the bride, was released in 1991.
It is a remake of the 1950 film of the same name.