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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)

Best Supporting ActorJames DunnWon
Best WritingTess Slesinger, Frank DavisNominated

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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.

Francie Nolan: [Johnny has promised to get Francie enrolled in the school she admires.] Bend down Papa.
[He does.]
Francie Nolan: My cup runneth over.

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

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Fred MacMurray campaigned for the role of Johnny Nolan and Alice Faye was at one time considered for Aunt Sissy.
After being so impressed by the dailies of the film, executives at Fox wanted to re-shoot the entire movie in Technicolor, but Elia Kazan refused.
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.
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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Released 1945
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