Starring Talley Beatty
Some of the close-up shots remind us of Leni Riefenstahl's work, but this piece has nothing of the drudgerous pomp and arduous length. It's a lean and exquisitely spiritual movie. An amazing revelation of this "study" is that despite its short length, the constant concentration on pure movement, and the clever transitions, leaves the viewer feeling as winded as if a three-hour epic has just been viewed.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Produced by Louis D. Lighton
Written by Tess Slesinger and Frank Davis
Cinematography by Leon Shamroy
Editing by Dorothy Spencer
Art direction by Lyle R. Wheeler
Set decor by Thomas Little
Costumes by Bonnie Cashin
Makeup by Guy Pearce
Starring Peggy Ann Garner, Ted Donaldson,
Dorothy McGuire, James Dunn,
Joan Blondell, and Lloyd Nolan.