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An American Girl Holiday (2004)

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (original title)
Not Rated | | Family, Drama | TV Movie 23 November 2004
Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady.



("Samantha" stories from the "The American Girl Collection")

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Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from completely different backgrounds, Samantha and Nellie become fast friends. The girls turn to each other in happiness and sorrow, adventure and danger, and grow to be as close as even two sisters could be. But nothing could prepare them for the life-altering surprises that lie ahead! Written by American Girl Website

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23 November 2004 (USA)  »

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American Girls: Samantha  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Annasophia Robb is a blonde, but she wore a brunette wig in her role as Samantha. See more »


After Samantha defends Nellie and the girls against Eddie, Eddie is called by his mother to run an errand for her. Soon after he leaves, Samantha returns home and begins practicing piano but when she looks out the window she sees Eddie running around in his backyard with a kite. There is no way Eddie could have done the errand and returned home to run with a kite between Samantha leaving the Ryland home and returning to hers. See more »


[first lines]
Samantha: [Narrating as she and Eddie were running around] It all began one day last April. I was living with my Grandmary in Mount Bedford, New York. And she was determined to teach me to become a proper young lady.
[climbs up on a tree]
Samantha: But that day, in particular, I was more interested in getting away from my next-door nuisance Eddie Ryland.
Eddie Ryland: Samantha!
[finds Samantha up on a tree]
Eddie Ryland: You're so dumb, you probably think three times four is twelve.
Samantha: Three times four is twelve, Eddie. Now if you ...
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Abide with Me
Music by William H. Monk
Lyrics by Henry F. Lyte
[Hymn during church]
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Samantha Parkington Comes to life!!! A Heartwarming and touching film!
1 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

A couple hours ago I watched this movie that i rented from Blockbuster "Samantha: An American Girl Holiday" I thought AnnaSophia Robb did an excellent job as Samantha Parkington and no one i know could have done a better job. I know it was her first major movie and in some parts you could tell she was a little nervous but she played it well and so did Mia Farrow as Grandmary. The whole cast did well! Anyway the movie is about a girl named Samantha(Annasophia Robb) around 10 years old living in 1904, who has to move in with her Grandmary(Mia Farrow) because of the loss of her parents. Her Grandmary teaches Samantha how to become a proper lady. One day a girl named Nellie(Kelsey Lewis) moves in next door to work as a servant. She lives with her father and her to sisters. Soon something happens to her father and she has to be sent to an orphange. Can Samantha get her out? Watch the movie to find out! Great for all ages! May be harder for younger children to understand. Excellent classic!

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