My Old Addiction

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn


(out of 5)

The book that has been clasped to many an earnest child’s breast was brought to the screen with vitality and vivid emotional detail in 1945, lorded over by young ‘s performance in the lead role. She plays a mistreated young girl growing up in working-class Brooklyn whose life is affected by the goings-on in her grimy apartment building and surrounding neighbourhood, none more memorable to her than her miserably unhappy alcoholic father () and her patient and hardworking mother (). This one seems to become more and more a family favourite with every passing year.

USA, 1945

Directed by Elia Kazan

Screenplay by , , based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (James Dunn as “Johnny Nolan”)

Best Writing (Screenplay) (Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis)


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