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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Each heart-warming character comes alive on the screen! Feb. 28, 1945 USA 128 Min.
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Elia Kazan


Dorothy McGuire isKatie Nolan
Katie Nolan
Joan Blondell isAunt Sissy
Aunt Sissy
James Dunn isJohnny Nolan
Johnny Nolan
Lloyd Nolan isOfficer McShane
Officer McShane
James Gleason isMcGarrity
Ted Donaldson isNeeley Nolan
Neeley Nolan
Peggy Ann Garner isFrancie Nolan
Francie Nolan
Ruth Nelson isMiss McDonough
Miss McDonough
John Alexander isSteve Edwards
Steve Edwards
B.S. Pully isChristmas Tree Vendor
Christmas Tree Vendor
Ferike Boros isGrandmother (uncredited)
Grandmother (uncredited)


In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa’s alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy’s scandalous succession of “husbands”; the removal of the one tree visible from their tenement; and young Francie’s desire to transfer to a better school…if irresponsible Papa can get his act together.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Original title A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
IMDb Rating 8.1 6,220 votes
TMDb Rating 7.8 26 votes

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