Father's Little Dividend

1951 film by Vincente Minnelli

Father's Little Dividend is a 1951 film about a father dealing with the events of his daughter having her first child.

Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Written by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich.
The blessed event of 1951...merrily surpassing "Father of the Bride"...again starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor...M-G-M of course!  (taglines)

DialogueEdit

Buckley Dunstan: We had an argument, yes. Look if anything happens to her, I'll kill myself.
Stanley Banks: Don't worry, I'll do it for you. Did she take anything, a bag or anything?
Buckley Dunstan: She took her hatbox, umbrella & toilet case & a toothbrush.
Stanley Banks: Don't worry about it then, if she took her toothbrush, she's not headed for the river.

Stanley Banks: Now look Ellie, I know how anxious you've been to get your hooks into that baby, but the answer is NO. I've been through all that you know, the two o'clock feedings, the colic and the measles & all the rest of it & I'm not going through all of it again, especially with somebody else's baby
Ellie Banks: It wouldn't be like that, Stanley, it'll be fun to have a baby
Stanley Banks: 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!

TaglinesEdit

  • The blessed event of 1951...merrily surpassing "Father of the Bride"...again starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor...M-G-M of course!
  • M.G.M New Laugh Hit!

CastEdit

The Banks FamilyEdit

  • Stanley
  • Ellie (wife)
  • Kay (daughter)
  • Buckley Dunstan (son-in-law)
    • Stanley (grandson)
  • Tommy (son)
  • Ben (son)

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