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It Grows on Trees (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy | 2 September 1952 (USA)
What happens when an American family gets two trees that grow spendable money.

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writers:

Leonard Praskins (original screenplay), Barney Slater (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Irene Dunne ... Polly Baxter
Dean Jagger ... Phil Baxter
Joan Evans ... Diane Baxter
Richard Crenna ... Ralph Bowen
Edith Meiser ... Mrs. Pryor
Les Tremayne ... Finlay Murchison
Forrest Lewis Forrest Lewis ... Dr. Burrows
Malcolm Lee Beggs Malcolm Lee Beggs ... Henry Carrollman
Frank Ferguson ... John Letherby
Bob Sweeney ... McGuire
Dee Pollock ... Flip Baxter
Sandy Descher ... Midge Baxter
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Storyline

The Baxters are a typical happy American family trying to live on too little money. Mrs. Polly Baxter acquires two mysterious trees that got into a nursery shipment by mistake. Guess what: they turn out to be money trees! After initial problems, Polly decides to spend the money. But there's one logical consequence of money grown on trees that no one's considered. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The wonderful story of a wish come true!

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

There's Nothing Like Money See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Both William H. O'Brien and William J. O'Brien appear in this film (uncredited) as reporters. See more »

Goofs

Montage of newspaper front pages includes photo of Polly posing with blooming money tree in backyard. But by time anyone (including press) became aware of her secret, the trees were already bare so no one would have had any reason to photograph her picking money off trees. See more »

Quotes

McGuire: Reilly, you've been holding out on the press which means we'll misspell your name for a full year.
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Soundtracks

Trees
(uncredited)
Music by Oscar Rasbach
in title music]
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An Excellent Favorite When We Were Young!
16 March 2004 | by richard.fuller1See all my reviews

I still think back to this film and how delightful it was.

A common American housewife (Dunne) finds two trees that grow money in a yard sale, I believe my brother and sister said.

I erroneously believed the woman was Gracie Allen. Later I would learn it was Dunne.

Wonderful what became of the money, Dunne's husband, the nosy neighbor, everything.

I wish I remembered Richard Crenna in this, but I do remember the ending very well; what became of the money trees and then the overall ending of the film.

I had read once that Dunne regretted making this movie and it is surprising to see it was her final film as well.

She may not have liked it, but we sure did.


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