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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn(1945)

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Brief Synopsis

A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.

Cast & Crew

Elia Kazan Director
Dorothy McGuire Katie Nolan
Joan Blondell Aunt Sissy
James Dunn Johnny Nolan
Lloyd Nolan Officer McShane
James Gleason McGarrity
Ted Donaldson Neeley Nolan
Peggy Ann Garner Francie [Nolan]
Ruth Nelson Miss McDonough
John Alexander Steve Edwards
B. S. Pully Christmas tree vendor
Ferike Boros Grandma Rommely
Charles Halton Mr. Barker
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 28 Feb 1945
Release Date:  1945 Production Date:  AFI; EB*
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  128 or 132 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  11,583    
Duration(reels):  13    

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  • An absolute must

    John Wilson 2013-08-24

    All one needs to view this 1945 near-masterpiece is an appreciation for brilliant film-making. I assure you, you will lose yourself completely in the story... MORE>

  • must - see film

    JACQUELYN 2013-05-11

    This is a perfect movie. It pulls you in from the beginning and does not let up. The setting is dull and dingy, a reflection of the sad lives of the... MORE>

  • Still Feeling the Effects!

    Paula 2012-11-18

    I saw this for the very first time yesterday and I'm still moved. Poignant, engaging film, it set my heart on fire. A must see for all! I just marked... MORE>