IN 1950 director Vincente Minelli‘s comedy Father of the Bride (adapted from a book of the same title by Edward Streeter) told the story of a man (Spencer Tracy) dealing with his daughter’s upcoming wedding. 

The cast included  Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke and Leo G. Carroll.

Father of the Bride was one of the top grossing films of the year and received Academy Award nominations for best leading actor, best picture and best screenplay.

Steve Martin and Diane Keaton starred in the 1991 version Father of the Bride and its 1995 sequel Father of the Bride-Part 2.