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It Grows on Trees (1952)

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Polly Baxter
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Phil Baxter
Joan Evans ...
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
Frank Ferguson ...
John Letherby
Bob Sweeney ...
McGuire
Dee Pollock ...
Flip Baxter
Sandy Descher ...
Midge Baxter
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

A Árvore da Fortuna  »

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Film debut of Richard Crenna. See more »

Goofs

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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8 November 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies I saw YEARS and YEARS ago...and have been trying to find it ever since. It was really cute - a great little family piece. I would love to be able to show it to my kids...who seem to think that money DOES grow on trees! (Boy, wouldn't it BE great if it did!)


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