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Title A tree grows in Brooklyn [(DVD) videorecording] / 20th Century Fox ; screen play by Tess Slesinger and Frank Davis ; produced by Louis D. Lighton ; directed by Elia Kazan.

Publication Info. Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, [2010]
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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 128 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Elia Kazan collection ; v.2.
System Details DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital mono.
Language In English, with optional subtitles in English (SDH), French or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Cast Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Peggy Ann Garner, Lloyd Nolan, James Gleason, Ted Donaldson.
Credits Director of photography, Leon Shamroy ; editor, Dorothy Spencer ; music, Alfred Newman.
Note Adapted from the novel by Betty Smith.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1945.
Also available: hardcover book (100 pages : ill. ; 20 x 29 cm.) entitled: Elia Kazan / written by David M. Gillen.
Extras include: Commentary by film historian Richard Schickel, with Elia Kazan, Ted Donaldson, and Norman Lloyd; The making of A tree grows in Brooklyn; An appreciation of Dorothy McGuire; Movietonews: Betty Smith acknowledges artist renderings of the characters from her novel; Movietonews: Motion picture Academy Awards, Oscars for film achievements; sneak peek.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Summary Based on Betty Smith's novel, the film tells the story of a girl who strives for a better life, despite her family's poverty, which is caused in part by her father's alcoholism.
Awards Academy Awards, 1946: Best actor in supporting role (Dunn).
National Film Registry selection, 2010.
Subject Smith, Betty, 1896-1972 -- Film adaptations.
Families -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Alcoholics -- Family relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Local Subject ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 1946.
Genre Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Kazan, Elia, director.
Lighton, Louis D. (Louis Duryea), 1895-1963, producer.
Slesinger, Tess, 1905-1945, screenwriter.
Davis, Frank, 1897-1984, screenwriter.
McGuire, Dorothy, 1918-2001, actor.
Dunn, James, 1901-1967, actor.
Garner, Peggy Ann, actor.
Blondell, Joan, actor.
Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970, composer.
Smith, Betty, 1896-1972. Tree grows in Brooklyn.
Gillen, David M. Elia Kazan.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Added Title Betty Smith's A tree grows in Brooklyn
Tree grows in Brooklyn (Motion picture)
Standard No. 024543706465 (set)
Music No. 2270650 20th Century Fox
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