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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
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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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Fantasy | Comedy

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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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Mildly Entertaining Swansong for the Legendary Dunne
7 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This cute little film is just that...cute, nothing more. Its simple plot reminds me of a made-for-TV movie that famous actors appear in long after their stars have faded. Irene Dunne's star was still burning bright when she made this film and it is probably the result of her not being able to get quality roles as she matured. Again, she plays the perfect wife and mother. But she does manage to combine perfectly naivete and cunning as she puts one over on husband Dean Jagger by hiding the wealth she is accumulating from the two trees in their garden which bear money. Miss Dunne convincingly conveys the average housewife's struggle to make ends meet in a family where the well meaning husband just doesn't make quite enough money. And we the audience don't find fault with her desire to provide for the necessities. After all, she isn't conning her husband and the US Treasury for frivolous reasons. It's great to see a very young Richard Crenna in the role of her son-in-law to be. Dunne carries the entire film. It's hard to imagine her vivacious self being married to such a dullard as Jagger. Dunne's "Polly" is someone who has never lost her childlike wonder and even after the money growing on trees scam goes bust, she's at it again at film's end when she comes upon a lantern (a la Aladdin) which she just has to rub to make her wishes come true.


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