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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.



(teleplay), ("Molly" stories from the "American Girl Collection")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. James McIntire
Emily Bennett
Charlotte Campbell
Andrew Chalmers ...
Richard 'Ricky' McIntire
Mrs. Helen McIntire
Susan Shapiro
Linda Rinaldi
Alison Hargate
Sarah Orenstein ...
Gladys Gilford
Eliza Jane Scott ...
Ms. Lavonda (as Eliza-Jane Scott)
Aunt Eleanor
Mary Francis Moore ...
Ms. Littlefield
Elva Mai Hoover ...
Ms. Shaw


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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Molly's saddle shoes are inaccurate for the time period of 1943. Black and white saddle oxford shoes in this time had coral soles. The shoes that Molly wears in this film have white soles. White soles for saddle oxford shoes were not introduced until the 1970s. See more »


Follows An American Girl Adventure (2005) See more »


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A very touching family movie!
26 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was done extremely well. Even though the trailers make it seem like it's all about dancing, it's so much more than that. You won't want to leave your seat for anything! You'll learn to appreciate what you have, and to be willing to give that up when it is needed elsewhere. I've actually never read the Molly books, but I plan to soon! I feel that the acting was done very well. Molly and all her friends and classmates looked like regular American children. And the people that worked behind the scenes did a really excellent job in making it seem like you had been transported back to the 1940's...I was actually really surprised to come on here and find out how recent this movie was done! Overall, this movie will definitely cause you to grab a tissue and hug your family members really close, because you never know when everything will change.

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