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It Grows on Trees (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy | 2 September 1952 (USA)
What happens when an American family gets two trees that grow spendable money.

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Polly Baxter
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Phil Baxter
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Diane Baxter
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Ralph Bowen
Edith Meiser ...
Mrs. Pryor
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Finlay Murchison
Forrest Lewis ...
Dr. Burrows
Malcolm Lee Beggs ...
Henry Carrollman
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John Letherby
Bob Sweeney ...
McGuire
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Flip Baxter
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Midge Baxter
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The Baxters are a typical happy American family trying to live on too little money. Mrs. Polly Baxter acquires two mysterious trees that got into a nursery shipment by mistake. Guess what: they turn out to be money trees! After initial problems, Polly decides to spend the money. But there's one logical consequence of money grown on trees that no one's considered. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The wonderful story of a wish come true!

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Comedy | Fantasy

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2 September 1952 (USA)  »

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There's Nothing Like Money  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Irene Dunne's final screen role. See more »

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Montage of newspaper front pages includes photo of Polly posing with blooming money tree in backyard. But by time anyone (including press) became aware of her secret, the trees were already bare so no one would have had any reason to photograph her picking money off trees. See more »

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Polly Baxter: Well, for your information, in case you're interested, I have more brains in my head than most people have in their little fingers!
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Trees
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Music by Oscar Rasbach
in title music]
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An Excellent Favorite When We Were Young!
16 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I still think back to this film and how delightful it was.

A common American housewife (Dunne) finds two trees that grow money in a yard sale, I believe my brother and sister said.

I erroneously believed the woman was Gracie Allen. Later I would learn it was Dunne.

Wonderful what became of the money, Dunne's husband, the nosy neighbor, everything.

I wish I remembered Richard Crenna in this, but I do remember the ending very well; what became of the money trees and then the overall ending of the film.

I had read once that Dunne regretted making this movie and it is surprising to see it was her final film as well.

She may not have liked it, but we sure did.


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