Father's Little Dividend (1951)

Joan Bennett, Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke
Vincente Minnelli
Comedy, Family
Original TFD Introduction by Dana Hersey. Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor reprise their father/daughter roles in this sequel to the popular "Father of the Bride." This time around Stanley Banks (Tracy) finds himself resisting the idea of becoming a grandfather, and soon finds himself in a series of comical misadventures involving his new grandson. Legendary directory Vincente Minnelli shot this charming family film in a mere 22 days in 1950, the same year he directed his classic "An American in Paris." The cast includes Joan Bennett, Billie Burke, and a 14-year-old Russ Tamblyn. (BW)