Watch A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Movie Online
Published 03 13, 2015
Year : 1945
Release date : 2 August 1945
Director : Elia Kazan,
Writers: Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, Betty Smith, Anita Loos,
Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan, James Gleason,
Time: 129 min.
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Movie Online
The film covers several months in the life of the Nolans, an Irish American family living in the Williamsburg neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in 1912. Katie Nolan (Dorothy McGuire) is a hard-working housewife who scrubs the floors of her tenement building and collects rags for sale to a scrap fabric dealer to help feed her family. She's married to Johnny Nolan (James Dunn), an alcoholic and waiter who is a happy man and good father but unable to earn a living to support his family. The Nolans have two children, 13-year-old Francie (Peggy Ann Garner) and 12-year-old Neeley (Cornelius) (Ted Donaldson). Katie's sister, Sissy (Joan Blondell), is a sassy, free-spirited woman who arrives in the late fall and announces she has married for the third time. This scandalizes Katie and ruptures her relationship with Sissy, but thrills the children (who love their wild and wacky aunt). Francie is worried that the landlord has cut too many branches off the tree which grows in the tenement's courtyard, and it may die. But her father says that the cutting is necessary, and the tree will grow again. A police officer new to the neighborhood, Officer McShane (Lloyd Nolan), encounters Aunt Sissy and the children one afternoon and is enchanted by the beautiful Katie. A few days later, however, he realizes that the drunken Johnny is Katie's husband and is devastated to learn Katie is married. Francie wants to go to a nicer school in a nearby neighborhood, but it means lying about where the Nolans live. Katie is opposed, but Johnny convinces her to lie. Francie impresses her new teacher with her creative writing. Katie moves the family into a cheaper apartment in the building, angering her husband. Johnny believes she is merely being stingy, but then learns Katie is pregnant. Katie suggests that Francie drop out of school to work, which saddens Johnny. Determined to get a job to support the family and keep Francie in school, Johnny leaves during a snowstorm to find work. Sissy, too, becomes pregnant, and she and Katie reconcile shortly before Christmas.