• A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Release Date: February 28th, 1945

PG |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

This adaptation of the classic novel tells the story of young Francie Nolan (Peggy Ann Garner) 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 (Dorothy McGuire), alcoholic father (James Dunn) and tough little brother (Ted Donaldson). 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, Peggy Ann Garner, James Dunn, Joan Blondell, Lloyd Nolan, Ted Donaldson, James Gleason, Ruth Nelson

Director: Elia Kazan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Emotional, Son, New York City, Touching, Moving, Family, Daughter, Growing up, Father, Mother


Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role