FATHER'S LITTLE DIVIDEND (1951) B/W 82m dir: Vincente Minnelli

w/Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke, Moroni Olsen, Frank Faylen, Marietta Canty, Russ Tamblyn

Refreshing sequel to FATHER OF THE BRIDE, in which new bride Elizabeth Taylor becomes a mother and, of course, Stanley Banks --- played marvelously once again by Tracy --- becomes a grandfather. All the characters are present and played by the original actors, and the laughs come fast and furious. Director Minnelli, writers Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and cinematographer John Alton also came on board for this second film, again filling the jobs they did so well in FATHER OF THE BRIDE. This isn't up to the high standard of the earlier film, but there are many pleasures here.