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Writers (WGA):
Ann Peacock (written by)
Valerie Tripp (Kit Kittredge stories)
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Release Date:
2 July 2008 (USA) See more »
Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Abigail Breslin ... Kit Kittredge

Julia Ormond ... Margaret Kittredge

Chris O'Donnell ... Jack Kittredge

Jane Krakowski ... Miss Dooley

Wallace Shawn ... Mr. Gibson

Max Thieriot ... Will Shepherd

Willow Smith ... Countee

Glenne Headly ... Mrs. Howard

Zach Mills ... Stirling Howard

Kenneth Welsh ... Uncle Hendrick

Madison Davenport ... Ruthie Smithens

Joan Cusack ... Miss Bond

Stanley Tucci ... Jefferson Berk

Dylan Smith ... Frederich

Douglas Nyback ... Billy

Dylan Roberts ... Reporter

Martin Doyle ... Teacher

Colin Mochrie ... Mr. Pennington
Martin Roach ... Hobo Doctor

Austin Macdonald ... Roger
Brieanne Jansen ... Frances Stone
Erin Hilgartner ... Florence Stone

Peter MacNeill ... Sheriff
Erin McMurtry ... Garden Club Lady
Joanna Swan ... Garden Club Lady
Eddie Max Huband ... Blonde Bully (as Eddie Huband)
Frank McAnulty ... Wallet Man
Anna Louise Richardson ... Soup Kitchen Woman (as Anna-Louise Richardson)
David Talbot ... Neighbor

Darryn Lucio ... Deputy

John Healy ... Mr. Stone

Colette Kendall ... Mrs. Stone
Quincy Bullen ... Newsboy
Elisabeth Perez ... Classmate
Jordan Rackley ... Classmate
Eddie Graff ... Sax-Playing Hobo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liam Powley-Webster ... Hobo boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Patricia Rozema 
Writing credits
Ann Peacock (written by)

Valerie Tripp (Kit Kittredge stories)

Produced by
Ellen L. Brothers .... producer
Lisa Roberts Gillan .... producer (as Lisa Gillan)
Jodi Goldberg .... co-producer
Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas .... producer
Julie Goldstein .... producer
Terry Gould .... co-producer
Julia Roberts .... executive producer
Marisa Yeres .... executive producer
Original Music by
Joseph Vitarelli 
Cinematography by
David Boyd 
Film Editing by
Julie Rogers 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
Production Design by
Peter Cosco 
Art Direction by
Michele Brady 
Set Decoration by
Odetta Stoddard 
Costume Design by
Trysha Bakker 
Makeup Department
Teresa Buccione .... hair stylist
Cliona Furey .... head of hair department
Claudia Gedge .... second assistant makeup artist
Marie Nardella .... makeup department head
Rita Pacitto .... hair stylist
Kelly Shanks .... hair stylist
Julia Valente .... first assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Jonathan Ferrantelli .... post-production supervisor
Ned Harvey .... post-production manager
Mark L. Mitchell .... post production executive
Michael Wray .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Campbell .... second assistant director
Craig Newman .... third assistant director
Andrew Shea .... first assistant director
Art Department
Tory Bellingham .... property master
Mike Butt .... head carpenter
Rossana DeCampo .... key scenic artist
Tucker Doherty .... set designer
Neil Floyd .... art department apprentice
J. Ryan Halpenny .... assistant art director
Suzanne Hodson .... set decoration buyer
Yasmyn Lee .... art department coordinator
Yasmyn Lee .... trainee assistant art director
Yassara Monteleone .... graphic designer
John Moran .... graphics
Jeff Poulis .... assistant property master
Robert Shipman .... on-set dresser
Robert S. Smith .... carpenter
Blaine Twyne .... location head carpenter
Rob Valeriote .... stand-by carpenter
Bill Vance .... construction coordinator
Deborah Vance .... construction accountant
Sound Department
Daniel Cioffi .... sound editor: pre-dubs
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Josh Frieser .... looping
Denise Fuller .... sound editor: pre-dubs
Dan Fulton .... assistant sound editor
Glen Gauthier .... sound mixer
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... supervising sound editor
Brandon Hess .... sound editor: pre dubs
Georgia Hilton .... predub sound mixer
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Craig Kyllonen .... ADR recordist
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Derril Sellers .... sound editor: pre-dubs
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Casey Zanowic .... sound editor: pre dubs
Special Effects by
Mark Mitton .... magic consultant
David Reaume .... special effects technician
Sophie Vertigan .... special effects first assistant
Visual Effects by
Dennis Berardi .... supervising vfx producer: Mr. X Inc.
Sarah Coatts .... visual effects producer: PIC
Anand Dorairaj .... digital compositor
Mike Duffy .... flame artist: Mr X Inc.
David Fix .... senior systems administrator: Mr. X Inc
Annu Gulati .... digital compositor
Victoria Holt .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Karen Kriss .... visual effects producer
Matt Schofield .... matte painting supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Aaron Weintraub .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Matthew W. Johnson .... smoke artist (uncredited)
Jeffrey G. Barnett .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Berube .... electrician
Zena Bielewicz .... second assistant camera
Vincent Borg .... electrician
Dave Bouskill .... rigging electric best boy
Russel Bowie .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Brad Crosbie .... c camera first assistant
Antony Ellis .... camera operator: "c" camera
Candide Franklyn .... camera operator: "a" camera
Lee Guenette .... best boy
Michael Hall .... camera operator: "b" camera
Bob Harper .... key grip
Wilton Higgins .... grip
Ben Lichty .... second assistant camera
Ron Schroeder .... grip
Paul Spaven .... rigging gaffer
Darren Spriet .... camera loader
John Sztejnmiler .... generator operator
Franco Tata .... gaffer
Casting Department
Beth Bowling .... casting: New York
Jeremy Gordon .... casting associate
Kathy Kaplan .... casting associate
Kim Miscia .... casting: New York
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Nadia Lubbe Simon .... casting: New York (as Nadia Lubbe)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvie Bonniere .... assistant costume designer
Constance Buck .... wardrobe supervisor
Donna Butt .... costume supervisor
Loreen Lightfoot .... costume cutter
Cara Porter .... costume stitcher
Carol Wong .... costume buyer
Editorial Department
Pete Conlin .... post production
Nate Davis .... digital intermediate scanner
Ron Dulin .... assistant editor
Ned Harvey .... post-production coordinator
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Mato .... film timer
Brian Boyd .... digital preview colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Lesley Barber .... composer: additional music
Lesley Barber .... orchestrator
Charlie Bisharat .... musician: violin soloist
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Bridgette Bryant .... vocalist
Matt Chiaravalle .... music producer
Joseph S. DeBeasi .... music editor
Brad Dechter .... source arrangements
Greg Dennen .... assistant score engineer
George Doering .... musician
Bruce Dukov .... musician: violin soloist
Robert Fernandez .... score mixer
Ken Gruberman .... music preparation
Paul Intson .... music editor
Bob Joles .... music preparation
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor (as Evyen J Klean)
David Low .... music contractor
Neil Parfitt .... assistant to composer
Lucas Richman .... conductor
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Nicholas Viterelli .... music editor
Emily Weedon .... piano instructor
Peter Erskine .... musician (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bill Boyd .... picture car captain
John Brunt .... driver
Matthew Garland .... driver
Jay Krueger .... driver
Tim Schau .... transportation
William L. Tataryn .... driver
Dave Wilson .... picture car mechanic
Other crew
Florian Bailleul .... title designer
Lex Batten .... project supervisor: Technicolor
David Ben .... consultant: magic
Laurel Bresnahan .... studio teacher
Paul Chodirker .... legal services
Sarah Christie .... assistant: Ms. Rozema
Catherine Crawford .... assistant location manager
Lynna' Davis .... coach: rollerskating (as Lynna Davis)
Ramona Diaconescu .... script supervisor: second unit
Sean Dooley .... assistant: Ms. Goldsmith-Thomas
Terri Douglas .... adr loop group
Joe Everett .... unit publicist
Julio Ferrario .... creative director: main titles
Natsu Furuichi .... assistant: producer
Megan Gallagher .... adr voice group
Daniel Godwin .... production secretary
Joel Goldes .... dialect coach: pre-production
Matt Graver .... assistant location manager
Pamela B. Green .... main title producer
Kristin Johansen .... adr actor
Oliver Kane .... set production assistant
Andrew Magarian .... acting coach
Aishleen McCann .... production assistant
Robert Milicevic .... craft service
Christie Moreau .... adr artist
Sean Oliver .... adr artist
Karen Perez .... location manager
Diane Pitblado .... on-set dialect coach
A.J. Reynolds .... assistant to producer
Kimber Sider .... assistant: Ms. Rozema
Nora Smith .... assistant: Ms. Goldsmith-Thomas
Kitty Spiropoulos .... production accountant
David Steinberg .... legal services
Alan Sutton .... fire safety coordinator
Mary Anne Themann .... coach: rollerskating
Rebecca Thornell .... script clearance
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Casey Wallace .... production assistant
Trevor White .... color dailies
Amy Wright .... choreographer
Chris Sprister .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"An American Girl Mystery" - International (English title) (short title), UK (short title), USA (short title)
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101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Netherlands:AL | Singapore:G | USA:G (certificate #44219)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Madison Davenport dyed her blonde hair brown for her role as Ruthie Smithens.See more »
Errors in geography: The bank that's foreclosing the houses is located at 510 Main Street in Cincinnati, between Eighth and John Streets. 510 Main is actually between Fifth and Sixth Streets.See more »
Jefferson Jasper Berk:Miss Bond? I have never levitated a mobile librarian before.
Miss May Dooley:Have you ever levitated a dance instructor?
Jefferson Jasper Berk:Yes, but that's a long story.
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Movie Connections:
References It Happened One Night (1934)See more »
Side by SideSee more »


If her real name is Margaret, how did she come to be called "Kit"?
Are the songs in the movie songs that would have been popular in 1934?
Did hobos really leave signs on people's mailboxes for other hobos to read?
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25 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Grapes of Wrath, Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 9 July 2008
Author: georgebush from Antarctica

Kit Kitredge, An American Girl is a classic. This film falls into the category of its a Wonderful Life, Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Grapes of Wrath. The acting is fine but not formal. The mother of Kit surely deserves an Academy Award. This mom is real and not just another self superior empty mom as played in an empty way in some family films like the mom in Drill bit Taylor. She is the opposite of the mom in Drill Bit Taylor. This mom in Kit Kitredge is wise. She has elegance but is also real in her struggles. This is a mom that anyone could look up to. She reminds me of the strong performances of Andy Griffith. Her final scene was one of the strongest acting moments in film history and I have seen over 8,000 films. She shows the full range of emotion and gives a performance reminding me of Claudette Colbert in the 1944 Since you went Away. The film also has a style similar to the live show Annie.

This film moves at a fast enough pace to keep all ages happy. It reveals the era of the Depression with total respect for the people of the era. My family lived through the depression so I know this is authentic. It is a little like the old Nancy Drew but with tremendous involvement with all the characters. The film takes the high road in which moral decisions are clearly understood. There is also a mystery and it is interesting. All the acting is fine and there are a great variety of actors of all ages.. This film reminds me that movies are not suppose to be aimed at one particular age group in order to improve ticket sales. This is just a good old fashioned movie.

Frank Capra would be proud of this film of the underdog against a series of obstacles. The only sad thing is that it has sold so few tickets. I suspect this film will linger for a long time and rent many DVDs. It is a film that could be shown to people many years from now. I highly recommend this movie. American girl refused to sell out their integrity in order to sell tickets. I hope American Girl makes more films. Great film.

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