A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Directed by Elia Kazan. US. 1945. PG. 2 hours 9 minutes. Fox. Digital.
Sat., December 29, 2018
Growing up in the tough world of a Brooklyn tenement isn’t easy for a young girl (Peggy Ann Garner). Although she loves her hard-working mom (Dorothy McGuire), irresponsible dad (James Dunn) and rambunctious kid brother (Ted Donaldson), Francie yearns to break free from her dreary existence and live a better life. Based on the classic novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn marks the directorial debut of Elia Kazan (On the Waterfront, A Face in the Crowd).