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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


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MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Director: Elia Kazan

This adaptation of the classic novel tells the story of young Francie Nolan who yearns for life beyond her Brooklyn apartment building. While her daily routine is difficult, she makes the best of her situation, living with her hard-working mother, alcoholic father and tough little brother . Encouraged by her kind but irresponsible dad, Francie struggles to keep her hopes up and persevere despite all the odds against her.

Cast :

  • Dorothy McGuire
  • Katie Nolan
  • Peggy Ann Garner
  • Francie Nolan
  • James Dunn
  • Johnny Nolan/The Brooklyn Thrush
  • Joan Blondell
  • Sissy Edwards
  • Lloyd Nolan
  • Officer McShane
  • Ted Donaldson
  • Neeley Nolan
  • James Gleason
  • McGarrity
  • Ruth Nelson
  • Miss McDonough
  • John Alexander
  • Steve Edwards
  • B.S. Pully
  • Christmas Tree Vendor
  • Ferike Boros
  • Grandma Rommely (uncredited)
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