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It Grows on Trees (1952)

Approved | | Fantasy, Comedy | 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
Dee Pollock ...
Flip Baxter
Sandy Descher ...
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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2 September 1952 (USA)  »

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There's Nothing Like Money  »

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1.37 : 1
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Both William H. O'Brien and William J. O'Brien appear in this film (uncredited) as reporters. 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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Sorry To See Irene Dunne Exit Like This
11 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Irene Dunne finished her illustrious career with this so-so movie. She should have gone out with a bang, being the classy actress she was, not in this unmemorable, almost unknown film.

This lightweight comedy is okay, but nothing special. The first half of it is far better as it gets pretty stupid in the second half. Maybe Irene could see the handwriting on the wall and quit. Even her high-pitched voice got a bit annoying in here. Rumor has it she was not happy with this film. One can see why.

The story reminded me of a 1950s television sitcom. Speaking of that, I thought David Nelson from the Ozzie & Harriet TV show was in this movie but it turned out to be a very young Richard Crenna. He looked and sounded just like Nelson.

Overall, so-so at best and a sub-par ending for a great actress.


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