Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn Overview:

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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorJames DunnWon
Best WritingTess Slesinger, Frank DavisNominated
.

BlogHub Articles:

The No, YOU'RE Crying! Blogathon: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

By Caftan Woman on May 12, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Debbie Vega of Moon in Gemini is hosting a blogathon devoted to those films that touch our hearts so deeply that tears spring from our eyes. She is calling it The No, YOU'RE Crying! Blogathon and it runs from May 12th to the 14th. Grab a box of tissues and click here. I love the trailers of the cl... Read full article


See all A Tree Grows In Brooklyn articles

Quotes from

Katie Nolan: Flossie Gaddis died last night.
Johnny Nolan aka The Brooklyn Thrush: The poor baby. It was nice that her Mama got her all them pretty dresses.
Katie Nolan: Only now the poor thing will have to lie in Potter's Field!
Johnny Nolan aka The Brooklyn Thrush: But at least she had the dresses!


[first lines]
Katie Nolan: This'll be the last of them now, Francie.


Francie Nolan: Neeley ...
Neeley Nolan: Uh-huh?
Francie Nolan: Am I good-looking?
Neeley Nolan: Aw, what's eatin' ya?
Francie Nolan: No, honest, Neeley, I wanna know.
Neeley Nolan: [after considering her for a few moments] You'll pass.
Francie Nolan: You're sweet, Neeley.
Neeley Nolan: Aw, cut the mush.


read more quotes from A Tree Grows In Brooklyn...

Facts about

Besides Gene Tierney, Mary Anderson and Jeanne Crain were rumored for the Katie Nolan role, while it was reported that Phil Regan was the leading candidate for the role of Johnny. Alice Faye was the first actress considered for the role of Katie, not Aunt Sissie, according to the Hollywood Reporter in 1943.
Director Elia Kazan and Betty Smith, author of the novel the film was based on, were classmates at the Yale School of Drama.
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.
read more facts about A Tree Grows In Brooklyn...
Share this page:

book or play


See All Film Adaptations >>
Best Supporting Actor Oscar 1945






See more Best Supporting Actor awards>>
National Film Registry

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Released 1945
Inducted 2010
(Sound)




See All Films in National Registry >>
Also directed by Elia Kazan




More about Elia Kazan >>
Also produced by Louis D. Lighton




More about Louis D. Lighton >>
Related Lists
Create a list



See All Related Lists >>
Also released in 1945




See All 1945 films >>
More "Book-Based" films



See All "Book-Based" films >>
More "New York" films



See All "New York" films >>
More "Coming of Age" films



See All "Coming of Age" films >>
More "Alcohol" films



See All "Alcohol" films >>