• A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    1945. USA. Elia Kazan. 128 min.

Introduced by Matthew Kennedy

Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 2:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    1945. USA. Directed by Elia Kazan. With Dorothy McGuire, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan, Peggy Ann Garner. Kazan's debut film provided Blondell with one of her best mature roles as Aunt Sissy (although she was only thirty- eight years old). This sensitive adaptation of Betty Smith's best-selling novel about adolescence and tenement life won Oscars for Dunn and Garner. Blondell noted that Kazan "let me have a moment or two of tenderness, of maturity, that nobody had ever given me before." 128 min.

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