Father's Little Dividend

1951

Comedy / Drama / Romance

5
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100% · 10 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61% · 1K ratings
IMDb Rating 6.5/10 10 4300 4.3K

Top cast

Georgia Holt as Baby Shower Guest
Elizabeth Taylor as Kay Dunstan
Joan Bennett as Ellie Banks
Russ Tamblyn as Tommy Banks
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749.95 MB
1280*934
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 21 min
Seeds 4
1.36 GB
1480*1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 21 min
Seeds 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Monkey-39 8 / 10

Cute, dated (which makes it cuter)

Spencer Tracy blusters around quite nicely in this fluffy sequel to Father of the Bride. It's most interesting to watch as a sort of time capsule, to see the attitudes and quirks of the early 1950s. I love the scene where Liz Taylor describes to her father how her doctor believes in the bizarre new concept of childbirth, wherein the mother is actually conscious during the process, and then she is with her baby as much as possible during the coming days. It's quite funny, then, to the viewer, as Tracy's eyes widen in horror -- and episodes like this pepper the film. It's not a masterpiece, but it's cute, and for fans of the genre, it's just fine.

Reviewed by vsnunez 7 / 10

Funny, sweet, but not LOL

This is not a "great" movie, but it is light-hearted fun, and worth watching. The studio was trying to cash in on Tracy's new-found cachet as a comic actor. I liked that his character stood for reason and tolerance - could just as easily been bombast and intolerance. Instead of coercing his daughter, he takes the time to let her see how it all works out, much as in "Father of the Bride." There's certainly a place in my heart for a man like that. In fact, Tracy reminds me of my father at his best. I do wonder at all the varying concerns - the rush to the hospital by all parties, the nervous mother and father in the months to the baby's arrival. Aside from the black and white filming, there are some other things that really date this movie, such as the casual use of tobacco and alcohol. It was interesting to see Hayden Rorke in his pre- "I dream of Jeannie" days, and with a bit less of a featherbrained character. Paul Harvey ("Good Day!") and Bob Hope make appearances too. The doctor's guidance surprised me with the degree of prenatal care - 8 glasses of water a day, plenty of walking, vitamins. I'd have guessed that back in the day, they'd have the gals kicking back with a beer to just relax. Also, when the son-in-law phones in from the maternity ward, he's all bubbly; when I called my dad to tell him about my kids arriving, I could barely talk, I was so choked up. My dad told me later he was a little worried that something bad had happened. Ah, well. I also understand a little better why my dad was so taken with Elizabeth Taylor, she's just a knockout in this movie, young, big dark eyes, so pretty. Folks may think that such movies suffer by their age, but I think it's interesting to see how people lived and what their attitudes were, kind of like being with my grandpa again. Not so obsessed with health, more about genuine concern for one another. I'm glad TCM runs these movies.

Reviewed by Nazi_Fighter_David 7 / 10

A sequel that retains the freshness of the original

Detailing the life of the newlyweds (does he really love her?) and the traumas attendant upon the birth of the first baby, "Father's Little Dividend" is a movie as nicely relaxing and easy to get on with as its predecessor, "Father of the Bride."

Months after the wedding of his daughter, Tracy is at last making a recovery from the effects of that marriage when he is told that his daughter and son-in-law are to have a baby… At first Tracy is opposed to the whole idea, but he adjusts to the inevitable… Then many problems arise and even the birth of the baby does not solve all the matters that cause worry and perplexity…

In "Cynthia" or "A Date with Judy," Liz Taylor—a bride-to-be or as eager wife and mother—she's a healthy, normal young woman, something of a forerunner to Elinor Donahue's bright, bubbly Betty of "Father Knows Best."

Once again, Spencer Tracy stole the picture as he came to face the enthusiasm and exuberance of grandfatherhood

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