Oscar-winner Spencer Tracy (GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?, DR. JEKYLL AND MR HYDE) received his fourth nomination as an exasperated banker who has misgivings about his engaged daughter's groom. Oscar-winner Elizabeth Taylor (CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, NATIONAL VELVET) portrays the daughter. With Oscar-nominees Billie Burke (THE WIZARD OF OZ) and Russ Tamblyn (SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, PEYTON PLACE). Directed by Academy Award-winning director Vincente Minnelli (AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI) and produced by Academy Award-recipient Pandro S. Berman (IVANHOE, TOP HAT). Nominated for Best Picture and Screenplay, this hilarious look at family chaos spawned a sequel. Although remade in 1991 with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, this classic is considered by many as the best.
Nominated: Best Actor (Tracy), Best Picture, Best Screenplay, 1951 Academy Awards
A honey of a picture of American family life. -- Bosley Crowther, THE NEW YORK TIMES