A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1945

Synopsis:

In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy's scandalous succession of "husbands"; the removal of the one tree visible from their tenement; and young Francie's desire to transfer to a better school...if irresponsible Papa can get his act together.

Directed by: Elia Kazan
Runtime: 128 minutes
Critics score:
Tagline: Each heart-warming character comes alive on the screen!
Cast:
Dorothy McGuire
Dorothy McGuire
Katie Nolan 
Joan Blondell
Joan Blondell
Aunt Sissy 
James Dunn
James Dunn
Johnny Nolan 
Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan
Officer McShane 
James Gleason
James Gleason
McGarrity 
Ted Donaldson
Ted Donaldson
Neeley Nolan