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An American Girl on the Home Front (2006)
"Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family | War  -  26 November 2006 (USA)
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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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Dr. James McIntire
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Emily Bennett
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Charlotte Campbell
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Andrew Chalmers ...
Richard 'Ricky' McIntire
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Mrs. Helen McIntire
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Susan Shapiro
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Linda Rinaldi
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Alison Hargate
Sarah Orenstein ...
Gladys Gilford
Eliza Jane Scott ...
Ms. Lavonda (as Eliza-Jane Scott)
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Aunt Eleanor
Mary Francis Moore ...
Ms. Littlefield
Elva Mai Hoover ...
Ms. Shaw
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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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After a dance class, Alison asks Molly if Emily would come over for some tea. When Alison taps Molly's shoulder, she uses her left hand. When the view switches to Molly, she's using her right hand. See more »

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References My Friend Flicka (1943) See more »

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Evokes the Period Beautifully
27 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am unfamiliar with the series of "American Girl" books, so I viewed this film strictly on its own merits, just to see how accurately it depicts the American home front of World War II. Believe me, it does so astonishingly well. Frankly, I did not expect much from such a modest, unheralded release, but "An American Girl on the Home Front" is a sincere effort that should shame the shallow-minded producers of Hollywood rubbish. The screenplay is convincing, the performances and direction are uniformly excellent, and the sense of period is wonderfully captured, with evocative props, staging, and costumes. The people on screen seem utterly real instead of cardboard stereotypes, and the plot kept me guessing. I genuinely felt for these characters - even bringing tears to the eyes - and the film made me wish for a simpler, more innocent time than what we experience today. Watch this film, and grieve for a long-lost America that will never be again.


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