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"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
by Betty Smith

The Irish in Film
A Complete List of Irish Films

 Title   A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The details of Irish family life in the turn-of-the-century Brooklyn tenements come alive in this adaptation of the wonderful book by Betty Smith (nee Elizabeth Keogh). In the film, the family is not labeled as such, yet the names are unmistakably Irish. Perhaps this omission is to save face. Perhaps the filmmakers thought the father, a drunkard, would be considered a negative stereotype had his heritage been named. The film clearly depicts the strong capable woman as head of the household. link to
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 Year    1945      Type    Family    Rating   NR
 Director  Elia Kazan  Writer  Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis
 Cast  Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Ted Donaldson,
  Lloyd Nolan, James Gleason, Peggy Ann Garner

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