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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Film

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" is a 1945 film, the first film directed by Greek-American director Elia Kazan, starring James Dunn, Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, and Peggy Ann Garner.

Writings

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" is a 1943 novel written by Betty Smith. The story focuses on an impoverished but aspirational third-generation-American adolescent girl and her ethnically-blended family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City during the first two decades of the 20th century. The book was an immense success.

  • also known as "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (HarperCollins Reader's Guide)"; "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)"; "A tree grows in Brooklyn, a novel"
  • language: English Language
  • characters:
    • Mary Frances "Francie" Nolan
    • Katie Rommely Nolan
    • Sissy Rommely
    • Johnny Nolan
    • Cornelius "Neeley" Nolan
  • genre: Fiction
  • subjects: Classics, Literary
  • released in (72 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a 1951 theater production of the play by Betty Smith and George Abbott.
    • award:
      • Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Performances in Supporting Roles nomination for Nomi Mitty
      • Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Performances in Supporting Roles, received by Nomi Mitty
  2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a 2011 theater production of the play by George Abbott and Betty Smith.
    • award: - Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical

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Google previewFrom Good Ma to Welfare Queen (2000)

A Genealogy of the Poor Woman in American Literature, Photography and Culture by Vivyan Campbell Adair

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the story of the Nolan family, a young Irish American mother, father, son and daughter who honorably and steadfastly fight against the destructive forces or urban poverty in Brooklyn. The book's prose, like the story ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2006)

by Hugh Rawson, Margaret Miner

—Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943 9 ☆ The ailanthus tree has many negative features: seeds that scatter in profusion, weak limbs, and unpleasantly odiferous flowers. But it is an inner city survivor. The redwoods, once seen, leave ...

Google previewThe Edward G. Robinson Encyclopedia (2002)

by Robert Beck

Robinson, Jane Eyre, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Robe , and Sergeant Rutledge. Marsh,. Marian. (¡9¡3– ) played opposite John Barrymore in Svengali and was the ingenue Jenny Townsend in Five Star Final, with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Invasive Species (2011)

From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels by Susan L. Woodward, Joyce A. Quinn

The book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith in 1943, is based on Ailanthus. 5–15 minutes, before the plant seals off the area.

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