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Father's Little Dividend (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 27 April 1951 (USA)
Shortly after coming to terms with his daughter's marriage, a father faces the prospect of becoming a grandfather.

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

Albert Hackett (screenplay), Frances Goodrich (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Spencer Tracy ... Stanley Banks
Joan Bennett ... Ellie Banks
Elizabeth Taylor ... Kay Dunstan
Don Taylor ... Buckley Dunstan
Billie Burke ... Doris Dunstan
Moroni Olsen ... Herbert Dunstan
Richard Rober ... Police Sergeant
Marietta Canty ... Delilah (Banks' Maid)
Russ Tamblyn ... Tommy Banks (as Rusty Tamblyn)
Tom Irish ... Ben Banks
Hayden Rorke ... Dr. Andrew Nordell
Paul Harvey ... Rev. Galsworthy
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Storyline

In this sequel to Father of the Bride (1950), Stanley Banks learns that his daughter Kay is going to have a baby. When they get the news everyone except Stanley is overjoyed. His wife and grandmother-to-be Ellie broadcasts it everywhere and all Stan can do is worry about the practical things like how his son-in-law Buckley can afford it. Well, having not long ago paid for the wedding, Stanley has no intention of bearing any of the expenses involved. Buckley's parents and Ellie are overjoyed at the news and virtually take over redecorating the young couple's new house. Crisis and false alarms take over their lives and when the child is born, the only person he doesn't seem to like is Stanley. A walk in the park - and absolute panic when Stanley misplaces his grandson - seems to resolve the situation. Written by garykmcd

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The blessed event of 1951...merrily surpassing "Father of the Bride"...again starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor...M-G-M of course! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Laugh Track: Father's Little Dividend See more »

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Budget:

$941,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a big hit at the box office for MGM, earning a profit of $2,025,000 ($19M in 2017) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

The baby is not christened until he is about 6 months old, named after his maternal grandfather, to his surprise. There is no clue given as to what he would have been called in the first six months of life. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Banks: [to Ellie] You're more excited about this baby than you were any of ours.
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Connections

Followed by Father of the Bride (1961) See more »

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couple life
11 January 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

Each sequel is a risky adventure. in this case, it is just a great idea. because it is a charming slice from a lovely period. because the rhytm and the humor and the performances are admirable. and the script remains seductive at whole. it is more than a comedy but...a chronicle. about perspective about a young couple, about birth and about child, about parents and about future. many well known by parents and young couples. and that does it a beautiful eulogy to family institution. so, chronicle of a couple first steps in marriage.


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