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Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” on the Screen

The 1943 film version of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, adapted from the beloved book of the same title by Betty Smith, was widely acclaimed both by audiences and critics and won a number of awards.

However, contemporary readers who adore the book should note that the storyline covers about 6 years in the lives of the Nolans, while the film’s actions take place within a much shorter span of time — compressed into not much more than a year.

As such, this is a film that is an interpretation of the book, unlike Gone With the Wind  and others whose film versions remained  true to the book. Read More→


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