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An American Girl on the Home Front (2006)

Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front (original title)
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Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

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Based on several of the "Molly; An American Girl" books, this story is set in 1943 in the fictional town of Jefferson, Illinois during World War II. Molly McIntire and her family are learning to cope with the changes the war has brought to their close-knit family. Molly misses her father who went overseas to care for the wounded soldiers. As they try to keep things running smoothly, Molly enters a dance contest at school. She and her friends are lively, outgoing and always bursting with ideas. Also during this time a young girl named Emily comes from London England to live with the family and Molly learns the importance of getting along and pulling together. Written by Anon

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"Senator Claghorn", the character Molly listens to on the radio, didn't make its debut until October 1945, after the war had ended. See more »

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References Girl Crazy (1943) See more »

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Alexander's Ragtime Band
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By Irving Berlin
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A great family movie and a history lesson to boot!
1 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie with my six year old daughter and my Mom. First let me say that this a good family movie...they seem to be rare today! We all enjoyed the story of Molly and her family set during WW II. It was a first glimpse of the WW II era for my first grade daughter. My Mom was in fourth grade when her father went off to serve in the war so she could really relate to the story and enjoyed it a great deal. At one point during the movie my mother remarked "this is quite a history lesson". The story is so interesting that most kids won't even realize that they are learning as well as being entertained.

This a a must see for everyone, not just American Girl Fans. A very interesting history lesson!


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