Spencer Tracy is the FATHER OF THE BRIDE Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe
“No one paid any attention to the orchestra. I could have saved that 85 bucks!”
After his daughter selects a mate, the father must endure sleepless nights, sticker shock, and the disruption of his household as he navigates through the nightmare of wedding planning. In the original 1950 comedy classic FATHER OF THE BRIDE, Spencer Tracy is terrific as Stanley banks, the harried father whose plans for a small wedding go awry. As his wife and daughter, Joan Bennett and Liz Taylor aren’t given much to do except look supportive and lovely, respectively (Interestingly, both actresses played Amy in film versions of LITTLE WOMEN; Bennett in 1933 and Taylor in 1949). Don Taylor, who plays the groom, would have a long career as a TV director. Director Vincent Minnelli does a nice job of balancing the comedy and the sentimentality in FATHER OF THE BRIDE, which was a huge hit in 1950, spawning a sequel (FATHER’S LITTLE DIVIDEND) and the ubiquitous Steve Martin remake in 1995.
Now you’ll have the chance to see FATHER OF THE BRIDE in all of its big screen glory when it screens this Saturday morning (August 9th) at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, MO). The movie starts at 10:30am and admission is only $5.
Check out the original FATHER OF THE BRIDE trailer:
The Hi-Pointe’s site can be found HERE