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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945) was a Drama - Family Film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Louis D. Lighton.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Betty Smith published in 1943.
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2010.
Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||James Dunn||Won|
|Best Writing||Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis||Nominated|
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Johnny Nolan aka The Brooklyn Thrush: Well, would you like at that now.
Katie Nolan: They didn't have any right to kill it did they papa!
Johnny Nolan aka The Brooklyn Thrush: Now wait a minute. They didn't kill it. Why they couldn't kill that tree.
Katie Nolan: Promise?
Johnny Nolan aka The Brooklyn Thrush: Why sure baby. Don't tell me that tree is gonna lay down and die that easily. Look at that tree. See where it's coming from. Right up outta that cement! Didn't nobody plant it. Didn't ask the cement to grow. It just couldn't help growing so much it just pushed that old cement out of the way. Now when you bust it with something like that, can't anybody help it, like... like that little ole bird up there. He didn't ask anybody could he sing and he certainly didn't take any lessons. He's so full of singing it just has to bust out someplace. Why they could cut that ole tree right down to the ground and a root would push up someplace else in the cement.
Francie Nolan: [Johnny has promised to get Francie enrolled in the school she admires.] Bend down Papa.
Francie Nolan: My cup runneth over.
Katie Nolan: This'll be the last of them now, Francie.
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The Betty Smith novel was the object of pre-publication bidding competition among several studios, with Darryl F. Zanuck and 20th Century-Fox ultimately paying $55,000 for the rights.
Nicholas Ray came out from New York with Elia Kazan for Kazan's directorial debut. Besides his brief appearance in the cast as a bakery clerk, various sources have Ray working as assistant director and assisting Alfred Newman with the score, but studio records officially list him as dialogue director.
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