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Four-Star Films : 'A Tree Grows In Brooklyn'

August 13, 1995|Kevin Thomas

Elia Kazan made his screen directorial debut with this classic 1945 film of Betty Smith's popular novel about a teen-ager (Peggy Ann Garner, pictured) who has a drunken Irish-American father (an Oscar-winning James Dunn, also pictured) and dreams of a life beyond the tenements. This beautifully evoked, meticulous period piece photographed by the veteran Leon Shamroy also stars Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell and Lloyd Nolan (AMC Monday at 5 and 8:30 p.m.).

Other selected four-star films airing this week:

Shadow of a Doubt / AMC, Sunday, 4:30 p.m.; early Monday, 1 a.m.

Aladdin / Disney, Sunday, 7 p.m.

Sullivan's Travels / AMC, Monday, noon; Tuesday, midnight.

Under the Volcano / A&E, early Tuesday, 2 a.m.

My Darling Clementine /Disney, Tuesday, 11:30 p.m.

Raging Bull / TNT, Thursday, 11 p.m.

America, America / AMC, Friday, midnight.

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