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Director:
Writer:
Valerie Tripp ("Samantha" stories from the "The American Girl Collection")
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Release Date:
23 November 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Sweet, Lovely Film See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mia Farrow ... Grandmary Edwards

AnnaSophia Robb ... Samantha Parkington
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenner Ames

Stewart Arnott

Olivia Ballantyne ... Jenny O'Malley

Jordan Bridges ... Uncle Gard
Jackie Brown ... Factory Lady
Stan Coles
Hannah Endicott-Douglas ... Bridget O'Malley

Karen Eyo ... School Principal
Michele Ferney
Angela Fusco

Keir Gilchrist ... Factory Boy
Alanna Glass
Bruce Gooch ... The Admiral
Donna Goodhand ... Mrs. Frouchy
Andrea Grant
Ashley Green ... Background

Shary Guthrie ... Teacher

Katie Henney ... Host of 'Behind the Scenes'

Melody Johnson ... Cornelia's Friend #1
Michael Kanev ... Eddie Ryland

Kelsey Lewis ... Nellie O'Malley

Rebecca Mader ... Aunt Cornelia

Debra McCabe ... Mrs. Ryland
Bruce McFee ... Factory Floor Manager
Michelle Moffat
Shae Norris ... Agatha
Mary Pitt

Jeannette Sousa ... Cornelia's Friend #2

Clare Stone ... Emma
Janine Theriault ... Cornelia's Sister

Kate Trotter ... Mrs. Vandergeld

Adrian Truss ... Police Officer
Nancy E.L. Ward ... Lillian (uncredited)

Directed by
Nadia Tass 
 
Writing credits
Valerie Tripp ("Samantha" stories from the "The American Girl Collection")

Produced by
Lisa Roberts Gillan .... executive producer
Rachael Horovitz .... executive producer
Julia Roberts .... executive producer
Deborah Schindler .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Hajian 
 
Cinematography by
David Parker 
 
Film Editing by
Susan Shipton 
 
Casting by
Rita Foung 
Todd Thaler 
 
Production Design by
Rocco Matteo 
 
Costume Design by
Trysha Bakker 
 
Makeup Department
Renee Chan .... assistant hair stylist
Patricia Keighran .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
G. Michael Currie .... assistant production manager
David Huband .... post-production supervisor
Victoria Woods .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jill Girling .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Greg Beale .... set designer
Sang Maier .... second assistant property master
Jeff Mawle .... assistant property master
Chris Pellegrini .... property master
Martin Weinryb .... set decoration buyer
 
Sound Department
Sandy Buchanan .... adr recordist
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Douglas Lunn .... boom operator
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Welker .... first assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Tim Barraball .... special effects coordinator: physical effects
 
Visual Effects by
Ian Britton .... compositor: Rocket Science VFX
Graham Cunningham .... lead 3D artist: Rocket Science VFX
Robert Greb .... digital compositor
Mary Holding .... compositor
Ariel Joson .... digital effects artist
Andrew Nguyen .... matte painting
Anthony Paterson .... visual effects supervisor: Rocket Science VFX
Tom Turnbull .... visual effects director of photography (as Thomas Turnbull)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Murat Akser .... camera trainee
Donnie Armstrong .... grip
Sam Bojin .... best boy lighting
Bob Bushfield .... electrician
Adam Jeffery .... second assistant camera
Robert Johnson .... key grip
Adam McDonald .... grip
Robert Mountjoy .... first assistant camera
Brooke Palmer .... still photographer
Marc Purdy .... best boy grip
Michael Rintoul .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Brad Gerstl .... extras casting
Philip Huffman .... casting assistant
Aaron Unrau .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvie Bonniere .... assistant costume designer
Constance Buck .... wardrobe supervisor
Ritta Koleva .... seamstress
Cara Porter .... sewer
 
Editorial Department
Marc Roussel .... assistant editor
Gord Ventura .... dailies colorist
 
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Thanh Tran .... score preparation
 
Other crew
Scott Brophy .... production coordinator
Angela Cheyne .... production secretary (as Angela Latorre)
Angela Elter .... cutter/stitcher
Marco Felvus .... on-set tutor
Jason Krauskopf .... assistant to director
Dahla MacKenna .... educational supervisor
Christine Paputsis .... photo double
Danny Pawlick .... dialect coach
Cassidy Watkins .... assistant to director
Larry David Wilson .... production assistant
Marisa Yeres .... production executive
Robert A. Norton .... legal affairs (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Samantha: An American Girl Holiday" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Several outfits and props are from the original book illustrations and catalogs, such as Samantha's nightgown and pink talent show dress, and the doll with a nutcracker (panned over near the end.)See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Not only are the coins in Eddie Ryland's money jar new, several of them are Canadian.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Nellie O'Malley:First snow. Do you think we're dreaming?
Samantha:If we are, I hope I never wake up.
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Soundtrack:
Abide with meSee more »

FAQ

What was the picture-viewing device that Uncle Gard sent to Samantha?
What history "lessons" does Samantha present?
Who are all the American Girl dolls?
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Sweet, Lovely Film, 3 December 2006
Author: MagicStarfire from United States

10 stars

I greatly enjoyed this sweet, gentle film set in 1904, about two young girls who become friends, and the troubles that befall them and how they deal with those problems.

The young actresses playing these roles did very well and made the characters seem real, and made me care about them. All the little girls were adorable.

Samantha is well off financially and lives with her grandmother (played by Mia Farrow - a treat to see her), but Samantha is an orphan and has lost both her parents in a boating accident.

Grandmother's beautiful, old mansion is out in the countryside and Samantha is a little bit lonely, when an Irish lass, Nellie, her father, and Nellie's two younger sisters arrive, to work at the neighbor's home next door.

Nellie's mother is deceased, and her family is poor, so they all have to work, despite being only children. (The film also deals with child labor.) Nellie and Samantha become fast friends, and Samantha is quite resourceful in helping her friends.

I really liked this movie and highly recommend it. Young girls will love it, and it has enough story interest that an adult will not be bored watching it either.

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