"Father of the Bride" This rollicking comedy directed by Vincente Minnelli was nominated for numerous Oscars including best picture and was one of the biggest commercial hits of the year. Though the film didn't really stretch Taylor as an actress, she is luminous as Kay Banks, the beautiful only daughter of attorney Stanley (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Ellie (Joan Bennett). The film was released to coincide with Taylor's first marriage, to Nicky Hilton. The following year, the cast and director reunited for "Father's Little Dividend."
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