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In Celebration of Father’s Day, what we love about our Dads! 

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Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Classic Movie, Robert Mulligan

For being a role model of integrity: Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch (with Mary Badham as daughter Scout) in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, directed by Robert Mulligan).

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Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor in Father of the Bride, Classic Movie, Vincente Minnelli

For being ever-patient and understanding: Spencer Tracy as Stanley T. Banks (with Elizabeth Taylor as his daughter Kay) in Father of the Bride (1950, directed by Vincente Minnelli).

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Leon Ames in Meet Me in St. Louis, Classic Movie, Vincente Minnelli

For being self-sacrificing: Leon Ames as Mr. Alonzo Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis — when he realizes that moving to New York for a better job will be devastating to  his family (1944, directed by Vincente Minnelli).

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Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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If you’ve been to, oh say, any store in the last couple of weeks, you are well aware of what time of year it is — Father’s Day. And of course all the stores are telling you, in brightly colored signs, what your father needs to make that day complete — things like a new tie, a fancy touch screen watch or perhaps a tri-speed, 9 gauge wireless razor of the future. Well, what if instead of listening to all those advertisers, you listened to little ole me. Rather than buying your pops a gift that will be over-priced and under-used, why don’t you plop down and watch one of these three father-centric classic films with him instead. Trust me, time with you is worth all the new ties in the world!

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Spencer Tracy, Father of the bride, classic film, vincente minnelli

Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennet star in Father of the Bride (1950, Vincente Minnelli director)

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spencer tracy, guess whos coming to dinner, classic film, stanley kramer

Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and Katharine Houghton star in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967, Stanley Kramer director)

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Gregory Peck, classic film, the yearling, Clarence Brown

Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman star in The Yearling (1947, Clarence Brown director)

Enjoy!

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Minoo Allen for Classic Movie Hub

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