Father's Little Dividend (1951) - Rotten Tomatoes

Father's Little Dividend (1951)

Father's Little Dividend




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In this comedic sequel to Father of the Bride, Stanley Banks (Spencer Tracy) is dismayed when his newfound peace and tranquillity are shattered by the announcement that his newly-married daughter Kay (Elizabeth Taylor) is going to have a baby.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 12, 1998


Spencer Tracy
as Stanley Banks
Elizabeth Taylor
as Kay Dunstan
Joan Bennett
as Ellie Banks
Don Taylor
as Buckley Dunstan
Billie Burke
as Doris Dunstan
Moroni Olsen
as Herbert Dunstan
Russ Tamblyn
as Tommy Banks
Richard Rober
as Police Sergeant
Tom Irish
as Ben Banks
Hayden Rorke
as Dr. Andrew Nordell
Paul Harvey
as Rev. Galsworthy
Frank Faylen
as Policeman
Dabbs Greer
as Taxi Driver
Frank Sully
as Diaper Man
Harry Hines
as Old Man
Nancy Valentine
as Bridesmaid
Wendy Waldron
as Bridesmaid
Lon Poff
as Elderly Man on Porch
George Bruggeman
as Gym Instructor
Donald Clark
as The Dividend
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Critic Reviews for Father's Little Dividend

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

It is not very often that the sequel to a successful film turns out to be even half as successful or rewarding as the original picture was.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

This sequel to the smash-hit Father of the Bride is inferior in every respect, but it was made quickly, cheaply and generated profit for MGM.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011

Spencer Tracy could hold his own acting opposite anyone, and in this excellent sequel to Father of the Bride, he proves that not even a baby can upstage him.

Full Review… | March 24, 2011
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Unexpectedly appealing sequel, with much warm and insightful comedy about family life, pregnancy and babies.

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
Classic Film and Television


Full Review… | March 10, 2003
Austin Chronicle

March 9, 2006
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Audience Reviews for Father's Little Dividend


This was a very enjoyable movie - Spencer Tracy was great once again as the father and very funny!

Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

Cute old shows, always so pleasant. Elizabeth Taylor paired with Spencer Tracy always work out to funny and matter-of-factly humor. Tracy makes the film.

Carmela "inhonoredglory"

The sequel to Father of the Bride, made a year later in 1951, has a child born to the bride. Sequels were rare in the 50s.

Adam Browne

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