Father's Little Dividend

Overview

Vincente Minnelli's sequel to Father of the Bride, Father's Little Dividend, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this Alpha title is inexpensive making it worthwhile for fans of the film.
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Overview

Vincente Minnelli's sequel to Father of the Bride, Father's Little Dividend, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this Alpha title is inexpensive making it worthwhile for fans of the film.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
This sequel to Father of the Bride cannot really stand up to the original, but on its own terms, Father's Little Dividend is an amusing, lightly enjoyable little film. There's definitely a sense of déjà vu to the film, not only because it's a sequel, but because it is revisiting territory that has been trod many times. Complicating matters is the fact that there's no real plot to the film, merely a series of episodes which, on the surface, fit together but which don't really add up to a satisfying whole. Add to this some overly contrived situations -- including the climactic sequence in which the viewer is asked to believe that Spencer Tracy would leave a baby unprotected in a carriage while he plays with a group of boys -- and it's easy to see why the film falls short of classic status. Fortunately, it does have an expert cast to help it over the rough spots, with Tracy leading the way with his usual gruff-but-lovable routine. Director Vincente Minnelli seems a bit hampered by the script and by the necessity of filming in black-and-white, but he does find a number of arresting shots, and his staging of the sequence in which Elizabeth Taylor comes to feel overwhelmed by those around her is very well-handled. Dividend is not an outstanding comedy, but it is pleasant and diverting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2002
  • UPC: 089218307392
  • Original Release: 1951
  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Time: 1:21:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,062

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Spencer Tracy Stanley T. Banks
Joan Bennett Ellie Banks
Elizabeth Taylor Kay Dunstan
Don Taylor Buckley Dunstan
Billie Burke Mrs. Doris Dunstan
Moroni Olsen Herbert Dunstan
Richard Rober Police Sergeant
Marietta Canty Delilah
Russ Tamblyn Tommy Banks
Tom Irish Ben Banks
Hayden Rorke Dr. Andrew Nordell
Paul Harvey Rev. Galsworthy
George Bruggeman Gym Instructor
Frank Faylen Policeman
Dabbs Greer Taxi Driver
Harry Hines Old Man
James Menzies Mike
Tommie Menzies Red
Lon Poff Elderly Man on Porch
Frank Sully Diaper Man
Beverly Thompson Nurse
Nancy Valentine Bridesmaid
Wendy Waldron Bridesmaid
Robert B. Williams Officer
Technical Credits
Vincente Minnelli Director
John Alton Cinematographer
Pandro S. Berman Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Keogh Gleason Set Decoration/Design
Frances Goodrich Screenwriter
Albert Hackett Screenwriter
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Albert Sendrey Score Composer
George Stoll Musical Direction/Supervision
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Leonid Vasian Art Director
Ferris Webster Editor
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Chapter 1 [16:28]
3. Chapter 2 [15:17]
4. Chapter 3 [13:54]
5. Chapter 4 [17:48]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Index
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