Cinema: New Picture, Apr. 23, 1951

Father's Little Dividend (MGM) repeats the formula of last year's highly successful Father of the Bride, with the same principals, scripters and director. Unlike most sequels, it should also repeat the original's success.

Spencer Tracy again plays the suburban paterfamilias who is reluctantly but irresistibly swept past a domestic milestone on a floodtide of warm comedy. This time, just when springtime is making him chipper enough to pinch his wife (Joan Bennett) from ambush, Tracy learns that his daughter (Elizabeth Taylor) will soon make a grandfather of him.

Tracy's wife and his daughter's in-laws...

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