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Stanley and Ellie Banks (Tracy and Bennett) are an upper-middle-class Long Island couple with three children, the eldest of whom is 20-year-old daughter Kay (Taylor). Kay rather casually admits to her parents that she is engaged to marry one Buckley Dunstan. The main plot involves the increasingly chaotic preparations for a fancy upscale wedding, and Stanley's increasing anxiety over the enormous bill that he, as the bride's father, has to pay. Eventually it becomes clear, however, that the real cause of Stanley's stress is separation anxiety over his only daughter growing up and leaving the nest.

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Stanley and Ellie Banks (Tracy and Bennett) are an upper-middle-class Long Island couple with three children, the eldest of whom is 20-year-old daughter Kay (Taylor). Kay rather casually admits to her parents that she is engaged to marry one Buckley Dunstan.Dunstan (Don Taylor). The main plot involves the increasingly chaotic preparations for a fancy upscale wedding, and Stanley's increasing anxiety over the enormous bill that he, as the bride's father, has to pay. Eventually it becomes clear, however, that the real cause of Stanley's stress is separation anxiety over his only daughter growing up and leaving the nest.


Stanley and Ellie Banks (Tracy and Bennett) are an upper-middle-class Long Island couple with three children, the eldest of whom is 20-year-old daughter Kay (Taylor). Kay rather casually admits to her parents that she is engaged to marry one Buckley Dunstan. The main plot involves the increasingly chaotic preparations for a fancy upscale wedding, and Stanley's increasing anxiety over the enormous bill that he, as the bride's father, has to pay. Eventually it becomes clear however that the real cause of Stanley's stress is separation anxiety over his only daughter growing up and leaving the nest.

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Stanley and Ellie Banks (Tracy and Bennett) are an upper-middle-class Long Island couple with three children, the eldest of whom is 20-year-old daughter Kay (Taylor). Kay rather casually admits to her parents that she is engaged to marry one Buckley Dunstan. The main plot involves the increasingly chaotic preparations for a fancy upscale wedding, and Stanley's increasing anxiety over the enormous bill that he, as the bride's father, has to pay. Eventually it becomes clear however clear, however, that the real cause of Stanley's stress is separation anxiety over his only daughter growing up and leaving the nest.


One of the first grown-up roles for Elizabeth Taylor, who neatly averted FormerChildStar syndrome and made a smooth transition into playing adult roles. Followed a year later by a well-received sequel, ''Father's Little Dividend''. Received a remake in 1991 with [[Film/FatherOfTheBride1991 the same title]], with Creator/SteveMartin playing the Spencer Tracy part.

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One of the first grown-up roles for Elizabeth Taylor, who neatly averted FormerChildStar syndrome and made a smooth transition into playing adult roles. Followed Minnelli and the cast reunited a year later by for a well-received sequel, ''Father's Little Dividend''. Dividend'', which centers around Stanley's consternation at becoming a grandfather.

Received a remake in 1991 with [[Film/FatherOfTheBride1991 the same title]], with Creator/SteveMartin playing the Spencer Tracy part.



* TitleDrop: Stanley tells one of his sons that he's looking forward to "my turn to present you to the father of the bride as my only contribution."

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* TitleDrop: Stanley tells one of his sons that he's looking forward to "my turn to present you to the father of the bride as my only contribution.""
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* DeadpanSnarker: Stanley, both in dialogue and in narration.



* {{Narrator}}: Stanley comments on the proceedings in voiceover throughout the film.

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* {{Narrator}}: Stanley comments on the proceedings in voiceover throughout the film.


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One of the first grown-up roles for Elizabeth Taylor, who neatly averted FormerChildStar syndrome and made a smooth transition into playing adult roles. Followed by a well-received sequel, ''Father's Little Dividend''. Received a remake in 1991 with [[Film/FatherOfTheBride1991 the same title]], with Creator/SteveMartin playing the Spencer Tracy part.

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One of the first grown-up roles for Elizabeth Taylor, who neatly averted FormerChildStar syndrome and made a smooth transition into playing adult roles. Followed a year later by a well-received sequel, ''Father's Little Dividend''. Received a remake in 1991 with [[Film/FatherOfTheBride1991 the same title]], with Creator/SteveMartin playing the Spencer Tracy part.


Stanley and Ellie Banks (Tracy and Bennett) are an upper-class Long Island family with three children, the eldest of whom is 20-year-old daughter Kay (Taylor). Kay rather casually admits to her parents that she is engaged to marry one Buckley Dunstan. The main plot involves the increasingly chaotic preparations for a fancy upscale wedding, and Stanley's increasing anxiety over the enormous bill that he, as the bride's father, has to pay. Eventually it becomes clear however that the real cause of Stanley's stress is separation anxiety over his only daughter growing up and leaving the nest.

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Stanley and Ellie Banks (Tracy and Bennett) are an upper-class upper-middle-class Long Island family couple with three children, the eldest of whom is 20-year-old daughter Kay (Taylor). Kay rather casually admits to her parents that she is engaged to marry one Buckley Dunstan. The main plot involves the increasingly chaotic preparations for a fancy upscale wedding, and Stanley's increasing anxiety over the enormous bill that he, as the bride's father, has to pay. Eventually it becomes clear however that the real cause of Stanley's stress is separation anxiety over his only daughter growing up and leaving the nest.


-> "I always used to think that marriages were a simple affair. Boy meets girl. Fall in love. They get married. Have babies. Eventually the babies grow up and meet other babies. They fall in love. Get married. Have babies. And so on and on and on. Looked at that way, it's not only simple, it's downright monotonous. But I was wrong. I figured without the wedding."

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-> "I ->''"I always used to think that marriages were a simple affair. Boy meets girl. Fall in love. They get married. Have babies. Eventually the babies grow up and meet other babies. They fall in love. Get married. Have babies. And so on and on and on. Looked at that way, it's not only simple, it's downright monotonous. But I was wrong. I figured without the wedding."
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''Father of the Bride'' is a 1950 film directed by Creator/VincenteMinnelli, starring Creator/SpencerTracy, Joan Bennett, and Creator/ElizabethTaylor, based on a 1949 novel by Edward Streeter.

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''Father of the Bride'' is a 1950 film directed by Creator/VincenteMinnelli, starring Creator/SpencerTracy, Joan Bennett, Creator/JoanBennett, and Creator/ElizabethTaylor, based on a 1949 novel by Edward Streeter.


One of the first grown-up roles for Elizabeth Taylor, who neatly averted FormerChildStar syndrome and made a smooth transition into playing adult roles. Followed by a well-received sequel, ''Father's Little Dividend''. Received a remake in 1991 with [[Film/FatherOfTheBride the same title]], with Creator/SteveMartin playing the Spencer Tracy part.

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One of the first grown-up roles for Elizabeth Taylor, who neatly averted FormerChildStar syndrome and made a smooth transition into playing adult roles. Followed by a well-received sequel, ''Father's Little Dividend''. Received a remake in 1991 with [[Film/FatherOfTheBride [[Film/FatherOfTheBride1991 the same title]], with Creator/SteveMartin playing the Spencer Tracy part.

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-> "I always used to think that marriages were a simple affair. Boy meets girl. Fall in love. They get married. Have babies. Eventually the babies grow up and meet other babies. They fall in love. Get married. Have babies. And so on and on and on. Looked at that way, it's not only simple, it's downright monotonous. But I was wrong. I figured without the wedding."

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[[caption-width-right:350:Stanley is not happy about this.]]

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* FavoritismFlipFlop: Kay and Buckley are going out. Stanley suggests she wears a coat because it's cold, but Kay declines. When Buckley says she should, she does, causing Stanley to have an emotional moment as he realizes he's losing his daughter.


''Father of the Bride'' is a 1950 film directed by Creator/VincenteMinnelli, starring Creator/SpencerTracy, Joan Bennett, and Creator/ElizabethTaylor.

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''Father of the Bride'' is a 1950 film directed by Creator/VincenteMinnelli, starring Creator/SpencerTracy, Joan Bennett, and Creator/ElizabethTaylor.
Creator/ElizabethTaylor, based on a 1949 novel by Edward Streeter.

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