Fa­ther of the Bride Fri­day, 8.30pm, TCM

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

This is the orig­i­nal film, made in 1950, star­ring Spencer Tracy as sub­ur­ban lawyer Stan­ley Banks who has to come to terms with the fact his dar­ling daugh­ter Kay (El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor) is get­ting mar­ried. Plans for a lav­ish wed­ding spi­ral out of con­trol, mak­ing for some very funny scenes. It was nom­i­nated for three Academy Awards; the se­quel, made in 1991, starred Steve Martin and Diane Keaton.

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