Father's Little Dividend is a delightful sequel to the hilarious Father Of The Bride original, which highlights the pre-wedding craziness that Stanley (Spencer Tracy) and Ellie (Joan Bennett) Banks suffer in order to see their beloved daughter Kay (Elizabeth Taylor) wed. But the uproarious chaos returns when Kay and her husband Buckley (Don Taylor) become parents in Father's Little Dividend. When Stanley hears the news that he is going to be a grandfather, he is less than delighted with his new title. By the time the baby is born, he comes to terms with being Grandpa Banks, but Junior won't let Stanley come near him without screaming hysterically. To make matters worse, the maternal and paternal grandparents are at odds over petty things, and Stanley once again finds himself at the end of his rope. By the time Stanley briefly loses his grandson on a trip to the park, he is frantic and frazzled-worn out from the constant comical chaos of being a grandfather.

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Father's Little Dividend (1951)

Romance/Comedy · 1h 22m · 4/27/1951

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Funnier than "Father of the Bride"

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Father's Little Dividend is a delightful sequel to the hilarious Father Of The Bride original, which highlights the pre-wedding craziness that Stanley (Spencer Tracy) and Ellie (Joan Bennett) Banks suffer in order to see their beloved daughter Kay (Elizabeth Taylor) wed. But the uproarious chaos returns when Kay and her husband Buckley (Don Taylor) become parents in Father's Little Dividend. When Stanley hears the news that he is going to be a grandfather, he is less than delighted with his new title. By the time the baby is born, he comes to terms with being Grandpa Banks, but Junior won't let Stanley come near him without screaming hysterically. To make matters worse, the maternal and paternal grandparents are at odds over petty things, and Stanley once again finds himself at the end of his rope. By the time Stanley briefly loses his grandson on a trip to the park, he is frantic and frazzled-worn out from the constant comical chaos of being a grandfather.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Budget

$941,000
Cast
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Spencer Tracy

Stanley Banks
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Joan Bennett

Ellie Banks
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Elizabeth Taylor

Kay Dunstan
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Don Taylor

Buckley Dunstan
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Billie Burke

Doris Dunstan
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Moroni Olsen

Herbert Dunstan
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Richard Rober

Police sergeant
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Marietta Canty

Delilah (Banks' maid)
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Russ Tamblyn

Tommy Banks (as Rusty Tamblyn)
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Tom Irish

Ben Banks
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Hayden Rorke

Dr. Andrew Nordell
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Paul Harvey

Rev. Galsworthy
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George Bruggeman

Instructor at gym (uncredited)
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Jacqueline Duval

Baby shower participant (uncredited)
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Frank Faylen

Policeman (uncredited)
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Dabbs Greer

Green Cab taxi driver (uncredited)
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Harry Hines

Old man (uncredited)
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Paul Kruger

Policeman (uncredited)
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Dick Martin

Man holding baby Stanley at Christening (uncredited)
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Joe McGuinn

Policeman (uncredited)
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James Menzies

Boy soccer player (uncredited)
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Thomas Menzies

Red - Boy soccer player (uncredited)
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Howard M. Mitchell

Policeman (uncredited)
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Lon Poff

Old man on porch (uncredited)
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Warren Schannon

Boy (uncredited)
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Erin Selwyn

Baby shower participant (uncredited)
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Frank Sully

Infant Service diaper man (uncredited)
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Beverly Thompson

Nurse (uncredited)
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Nancy Valentine

Baby shower participant (uncredited)
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Wendy Waldron

Baby shower participant (uncredited)
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Robert Williams

Policeman at hospital (uncredited)
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George Woods

Policeman (uncredited)
Crew
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Vincente Minnelli

Director
Disc Releases
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Father’s Little Dividend

(DVD)

7/1/2016

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Father's Little Dividend

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Father's Little Dividend

(DVD)

7/7/1998

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Outlaw/Angel & the Badman

(DVD)

8/5/2008

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Father's Little Dividend

(DVD)

10/17/2000

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Father's Little Dividend

(DVD)

1/6/1999

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Father's Little Dividend

(DVD)

2/17/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

Father's Little Dividend

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Father's Little Dividend

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Father's Little Dividend

(DVD)

2/1/2000

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Father's Little Dividend

(DVD, Jewel Case)

1/22/2002

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Father's Little Dividend

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

4/27/1951

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Father's Little Dividend

(DVD)

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Father’s Little Dividend

(Blu-ray)

8/29/2023

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