Father of the Bride
Film / 2.45pm / BBC2
director Vincente minnelli’s classic family comedy may not be as sharp as it once seemed but, backed by a witty script and a choice cast, it still shimmers. Spencer Tracy is Stanley Banks, the beleaguered dad of the title, attempting to put on a wedding befitting his little princess, played by a radiant Elizabeth Taylor, who was just 17 at the time. He wrestles with money, while slowly becoming aware of the emotional cost of giving his daughter away.
Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy