Father of the Bride

Monday, July 22nd at 7pm (hosted) & Tuesday, July 23rd at 1pm

When beautiful Kay Banks (Elizabeth Taylor) announces her engagement to Buckley Dunstan (Don Taylor), her doting middle-class father, Stan (Spencer Tracy), must contend with a variety of problems, ranging from money issues to wedding planning difficulties. As things get hectic, Stan’s wife, Ellie (Joan Bennett), tries to be the calm in the center of the storm. At the heart of the comedy, though, is Stan’s emotional tie to his little girl, and his realization that she has indeed grown up. With a terrific script, great performances from Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor, and assured direction from Vincent Minnelli, Father of the Bride endures as a sparkling comedy of its era. (1950, 1h 33m)

MONDAY NIGHT PRESENTER: Since 1985, Mike Gooding has worked at WVEC 13 News Now, where he serves as senior military & political reporter. He has covered wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. He attended Old Dominion University.