- Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: December 25, 2012
- Originally Released: 1945
- Label: Imports
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1945 -
Best Supporting Actor: James Dunn
Uncut - 06/01/2005
"Kazan avoids romanticizing poverty, and his focus on performance is already firmly in place."
The story centers on young Francis Nolan, whose father's sudden death leaves the family to somehow survive in a harsh, desperate time. Like the tree in the back of their house, uncared for and forgotten, their struggle to survive is a valiant one. Based on Betty Smith's 1943 novel. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor--James Dunn.