Cinema: New Picture, May 29, 1950

Father of the Bride (M-G-M). Hustled into the theaters before Heroine Elizabeth Taylor's real-life bridal bouquet had time to wilt, this adaptation of Edward Streeter's gently sardonic 1949 bestseller* has all it takes to send moviegoers hustling right in after it. In the expert hands of Scripters Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, the story of an adoring parent's ordeal is still pointedly human, delightfully funny.

The picture opens with the camera poking among the abused remnants of a wedding reception—empty bottles, broken glasses, cigarette butts—and finally settling on the most pathetic: the father (Spencer Tracy) of the bride (Actress Taylor)....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!