A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944. Final Shooting script from the 1945 film. With credit on the title page for screenwriter Anita Loos, who would go uncredited in the final film.

Based on the classic 1943 coming-of-age novel by Betty Smith. Nominated for Best Screenplay, and James Dunn won for Best Supporting Actor. Peggy Ann Garner was also awarded a special Academy Juvenile Award for her lead performance.

Blue titled wrappers, noted as Shooting Final on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped production No. 944 and copy No. 111, dated April 5, 1944. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated April 5, 1944, noted as Final Script, with credits for screenwriters Tess Slesinger and Frank Davis, and "contributions by" Anita Loos. 200 leaves, with last page of text numbered 198. Mimeograph duplication. Pages Fine, wrapper Good, bound internally with two gold brads.

National Film Registry.


[Book #140644]