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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Elia Kazan

Writing Credits  

Tess Slesinger ... (screen play) and
Frank Davis ... (screen play)
 
Betty Smith ... (adapted from the novel by)
 
Anita Loos ... (contributor to dialogue) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Dorothy McGuire ... Katie Nolan
Joan Blondell ... Aunt Sissy
James Dunn ... Johnny Nolan
Lloyd Nolan ... Officer McShane
James Gleason ... McGarrity
Ted Donaldson ... Neeley Nolan
Peggy Ann Garner ... Francie
Ruth Nelson ... Miss McDonough
John Alexander ... Steve Edwards
B.S. Pully B.S. Pully ... Christmas Tree Vendor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert J. Anderson ... Augie (uncredited)
Jessie Arnold ... Nurse (uncredited)
John Berkes ... Mr. Creckenbox (uncredited)
Linda Bieber Linda Bieber ... Girl (uncredited)
Wyrley Birch ... Old man on second floor landing (uncredited)
Ferike Boros ... Grandma Rommely (uncredited)
Al Bridge ... Cheap Charlie (uncredited)
Virginia Brissac ... Miss Tilford (uncredited)
Lillian Bronson ... Librarian (uncredited)
Boots Brown Boots Brown ... Boy (uncredited)
Sally Ann Brown Sally Ann Brown ... Girl (uncredited)
Sheila Brown Sheila Brown ... Girl (uncredited)
Bobby Burns ... Library Patron (uncredited)
George M. Carleton ... Doctor (uncredited)
Jack Carr Jack Carr ... Undetermined (uncredited)
James B. Carson James B. Carson ... Undetermined (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Werner (uncredited)
Peter Cusanelli Peter Cusanelli ... The Barber (uncredited)
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ... Mrs. Waters (uncredited)
Harry Denny Harry Denny ... Undetermined (uncredited)
Joy Duguay Joy Duguay ... Girl (uncredited)
Al Eben Al Eben ... Union Man (uncredited)
Fernanda Eliscu ... Undetermined (uncredited)
Edythe Elliott Edythe Elliott ... Nurse (uncredited)
Robert Ferrero Robert Ferrero ... Raider (uncredited)
Elvin Field Elvin Field ... Boy (uncredited)
Norman Field Norman Field ... Principal (uncredited)
Jean Fowler Jean Fowler ... Undetermined (uncredited)
Paul Graeff Paul Graeff ... Raider (uncredited)
Vincent Graeff Vincent Graeff ... Henny Gaddis (uncredited)
Joseph J. Greene Joseph J. Greene ... Hassler (uncredited)
Irving Gump Irving Gump ... Undetermined (uncredited)
Edith Hallor ... Christmas Tree Customer (uncredited)
Ethyl May Halls Ethyl May Halls ... Undetermined (uncredited)
Charles Halton ... Mr. Barker (uncredited)
Mary Lou Harrington Mary Lou Harrington ... Girl (uncredited)
Harry Harvey Jr. Harry Harvey Jr. ... Herschel Knutson (uncredited)
Paul Hilton Paul Hilton ... Boy (uncredited)
Janice Hood Janice Hood ... Girl (uncredited)
Teddy Infuhr Teddy Infuhr ... Boy in Soda Fountain (uncredited)
Edna Jackson Edna Jackson ... Tynmore Sister (uncredited)
Mickey Kuhn ... Boy at Christmas Tree Throw (uncredited)
Eva Lee Kuney Eva Lee Kuney ... Girl (uncredited)
Jacqueline Larkin Jacqueline Larkin ... Girl (uncredited)
Jack Lawrence Jack Lawrence ... Bakery Clerk (uncredited)
Susan Lester Susan Lester ... Flossie Gaddis (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Carney The Junkman (uncredited)
Gerald Mackey Gerald Mackey ... Raider (uncredited)
Robert Malcolm ... Doctor (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Undetermined (uncredited)
Mae Marsh ... Tynmore Sister (uncredited)
Patricia McFadden Patricia McFadden ... Sheila (uncredited)
Mickey McGuire Mickey McGuire ... Raider (uncredited)
George Meader George Meader ... Principal (uncredited)
George Melford ... Mr. Spencer (uncredited)
Robert Milasch ... Citizen (uncredited)
Sue Moore Sue Moore ... (uncredited)
Ronnie Pattison Ronnie Pattison ... Boy (uncredited)
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Priest at Funeral (uncredited)
Constance Purdy Constance Purdy ... Undetermined (uncredited)
Gordon Rader Gordon Rader ... Boy (uncredited)
Nicholas Ray ... Bakery Clerk (uncredited)
Ruth Rickaby ... Undetermined (uncredited)
Walt Robbins Walt Robbins ... Junkman (uncredited)
Nancy June Robinson Nancy June Robinson ... Girl (uncredited)
Erskine Sanford ... Undertaker (uncredited)
Tony Santoro Tony Santoro ... Waiter (uncredited)
Harry Seymour Harry Seymour ... Floorwalker at 5 & 10 Cent Store (uncredited)
Danny Shaw Danny Shaw ... Raider (uncredited)
Art Smith ... Charley (uncredited)
William Smith ... Boy (uncredited)
Robert Strange ... Doctor (uncredited)
Robert Tait Robert Tait ... Street Singer (uncredited)
Gloria Talbott ... Teen-Age Girl in Classroom (uncredited)
Dink Trout Dink Trout ... Undetermined (uncredited)
Joyce Tucker Joyce Tucker ... Girl (uncredited)
Paul Weigel Paul Weigel ... Candy Store Proprietor (uncredited)
Martha Wentworth ... Sheila's Mother (uncredited)
Cecil Weston Cecil Weston ... Undetermined (uncredited)

Produced by 

Louis D. Lighton ... producer

Music by 

Alfred Newman

Cinematography by 

Leon Shamroy ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Dorothy Spencer ... film editor

Art Direction by 

Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

Set Decoration by 

Thomas Little ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by 

Bonnie Cashin ... (costumes)

Makeup Department 

Guy Pearce ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Saul Wurtzel ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Frank E. Hughes ... associate set decorator
Nick Kalten ... head of landscape department (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Bernard Freericks ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)

Special Effects by 

Edwin Hammeras ... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Edward Snyder ... transparency projection shots (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Fred Sersen ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department 

Curt Fetters ... second camera (uncredited)
E. Truman Joiner ... key grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Sam Benson ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Lyman Hallowell ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Edward B. Powell ... orchestral arrangements (as Edward Powell)
Murray Spivack ... music mixer (uncredited)
Vinton Vernon ... music mixer (uncredited)

Other crew 

Gertrude Kingston ... research assistant (uncredited)
Arthur Pierson ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Nicholas Ray ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson ... research director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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