Father’s Little Dividend (1951)


fld“You can go over and see the baby at their apartment when they get it all washed & ironed, but it’s not coming here and THAT’S FINAL!” – Stanley Banks

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Feb 2015)

Brief Synopsis – In the sequel to Father of the Bride (1950), we see how the characters deal with the next stage in life by becoming grandparents and parents.

My Take on it – Apparently with the success of the first movie, it was decided that after marriage comes babies, so they made a sequel showing how a family prepares and deals overall with a little addition to their ranks.

Unlike in the first movie, many of the aspects of this movie feel very outdated after 65 years and the storyline itself was less captivating and interesting.

As always, Spencer Tracy is excellent here and somehow always still gave his best even with mediocre material.

Bottom Line – Not as interesting as the first one and many of the scenes feel very dated. Tracy is great as usual though. Overall it seems quite mediocre.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This is one of a handful of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer productions of the 1950-1951 period whose original copyrights were never renewed and are now apparently in Public Domain; for this reason this title is now offered, often in very inferior copies, at bargain prices, by numerous VHS and DVD distributors who do not normally handle copyrighted or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer material. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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