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Elizabeth Taylor - Father's Little Dividend (1951)

Elizabeth Taylor , Spencer Tracy , Vicente Minnelli  |  NR |  DVD
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Billie Burke
  • Directors: Vicente Minnelli
  • Writers: Albert Hackett, Edward Streeter, Frances Goodrich
  • Producers: Pandro S. Berman
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Cobra Entertainment LLC
  • DVD Release Date: April 29, 2011
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004YKQF
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,795 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Elizabeth Taylor - Father's Little Dividend" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Reprising his role from the 1950 release, FATHER OF THE BRIDE, Spencer Tracy rejoins Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor and Don Taylor in a charming sequel to MGM's original gem. Tracy portrays Elizabeth Taylor's father, Stanley Banks, who is still recovering from the effects of giving up his "little girl," Kay, to Buckley Dunstan, played by Don Taylor. Upon hearing the news that the newlyweds are expecting, Tracy opposes the new arrival, feeling the stresses of middle age and family life, but he eventually accepts the inevitable. Throughout the film Tracy maintains a wonderful balance between humor and humanity with an unequaled performance. Vincente Minnelli also returns as the film's director.

"Delightful"
- Leonard Maltin

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality Media April 22, 2005
Format:DVD
Very disappointed. While one of my favorite movies, it was almost

unwatchable due to the poor audio and video. It was almost as if it were a tenth generation copy from a poor original. I will not buy anything else produced by this company.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Movie but DVD is DREADFUL! Don't Buy this! April 27, 2007
By KatCool
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
How to ruin a perfectly marvelous movie? Make a poor quality DVD. The picture is so washed out most details are lost and the sound so low I had to turn up the volume to 99 just to hear it whisper. THIS DVD IS VERY BAD! Please just record this gem the next time it comes on TCM and save your money. It is a shame such a wonderful film has been treated in such a poor manner.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this movie..HATE this DVD October 23, 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This is one of my all time favorite movies...the sequel to Father of the Bride with all the same cast back again. However what a mess this DVD is. The quality is horrible. Some scenes are so lightened up you can't even see faces! Parts of the movie were also cut out, such as when Liz Taylor is sitting in the swing with Spencer Tracy outside while her new house is being built. You can also see cuts and scratches in the film. I also bought Father of the Bride on DVD at the same time and what a difference! The quality is wonderful! I guess that is becuase it was released by Warner Brothers and not some 2 bit unknown company. I hope Warner Brothers will put out of a copy of this great movie some day! Until then I will content myself with the VHS version I taped off of a cable movie channel 10 years ago!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed April 13, 2007
Format:DVD
The first time I saw this movie, it was on TV. I remembered enjoying it very much. This led to my purchasing the DVD. I was, however, very disappointed in the DVD. The quality of the recording was so bad I gave up half way through the movie. The picture quality was poor and the sound was even worse. It was difficult to understand the dialogue. I am sorry to report this. I was hoping for so much more.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars don't buy Alpha Video products November 28, 2007
Format:DVD
I bought the movie Father's Little Dividend from Amazon made by Alpha Video. The picture was almost all bright light and the sound was terrible too. It was like a copy of a copy of a copy. I won't buy from Amazon again if I should receive another such poor quality product. I suggest to Amazon not to do business with Alpha Video.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars MGM has not released this DVD, or any! October 17, 2007
Format:DVD
MGM in 1979 failed to renew the copyright on this movie, and all DVD releases of Father's Little Dividend are bad copies (including, but not limited to, Madacy, Delta, and Alpha).

DO NOT BUY, THE QUALITY IS WORSE THAN VHS, THE VIDEO AND AUDIO ARE SERIOUSLY FLAWED.

Please write to Warner Home Video (formerly known as MGM/UA) and ask them to release Father's Little Dividend to DVD.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE MADACY ENTERTAINMENT!!! July 4, 2002
Format:DVD
DO NOT buy this DVD. Another inferior product by Madacy: bleached out picture and tinny sound. Weren't DVD's supposed to be better quality than VHS?!?!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware: Horrible Sound Quality June 17, 2002
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This is a wonderful movie that I love watching. However, this version has the worst sound quality I have ever heard. The picture is fine, but the sound constantly goes up and down and even squeals at times. Either I got a bad DVD or all of the DVD's from this set are bad. I would not buy the DVD because of the sound.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
I love this movie. It is one of my all time favorites. Who doesn't like Spencer Tracy. He is so funny!!!
Published 1 month ago by Debbie Galloway
3.0 out of 5 stars gift
I purchased this movie for a birthday gift for a 90 year old. I thought she might enjoy once again seeing this Spencer Tracy/Elizabeth Taylor movie.
Published 1 month ago by grandma
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute old movie
Cute movie. A bit unrealistic in the end, but still sweet. I enjoyed it as a follow up to the original Father of the Brode with the same cast.
Published 1 month ago by Emily
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed this movie
loved the relationship between the daughter and her father; loved that everyone dressed up all the time; thought some parts dragged on, esp. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lorre R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldie but goodie
Classic movie and will always be a family fun watching movie. I could watch this movie over and over again.
Published 3 months ago by shelley picariello
3.0 out of 5 stars A frank and charming look back at parenting in the early 1950s
"Father's Little Dividend"
(1951)
. . .

This sequel to Spencer Tracy's better-known comedy hit, 1949's "Father Of The Bride," is an odd film -- not a great... Read more
Published 5 months ago by DJ Joe Sixpack
4.0 out of 5 stars Very cute and sweet
I love these old movies. It was made before ET made all her really horrible missteps and divorced all her husbands and ended up a lonely old lady in a wheelchair. Read more
Published 6 months ago by L. Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Stanley Banks, 'That's My Boy, That's My Boy!"
I have noticed that there are a number of one-star reviews of this film, however, don't be misled!!!! Those versions are not DigicomTV versions. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jennifer
5.0 out of 5 stars A+++
It was a great movie that had me and my fiance laughing so much, especially how the daughter and father acts :)
Published 7 months ago by oliviablaze
1.0 out of 5 stars New Movie Format: Gray & Gray
Alpha Video's abysmal copy is definitely not Black & White. The quality of this DVD is fine if you don't mind watching a beloved movie that appears to have been created by... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jayne Christine
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