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Molly and Me (1945)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 21 October 1946 (Portugal)
A vivacious actress needing work becomes a housekeeper for a crusty retired politician, and gives his life the shaking-up that it needs.


Lewis Seiler


Leonard Praskins (screenplay), Frances Marion (novel)


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Complete credited cast:
Gracie Fields ... Molly Barry
Monty Woolley ... John Graham
Roddy McDowall ... Jimmy Graham
Reginald Gardiner ... Harry Phillips / Peabody, the Butler
Natalie Schafer ... Kitty Goode-Burroughs
Edith Barrett ... Julia
Clifford Brooke ... Pops
Aminta Dyne Aminta Dyne ... Musette
Queenie Leonard ... Lily
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Graham
Patrick O'Moore ... Ronnie
Lewis L. Russell Lewis L. Russell ... Sir Arthur Burroughs


Molly, an actress desperate for work, decides to get it by "playing the part" of an experienced housekeeper. It turns out that the butler at her new household is doing the same thing. Their employer, Mr. Graham, is a retired politician who, divorced from his wife and estranged from his son, lives alone with a staff of servants. Graham's life needs shaking up and, with her enthusiasm and acting talent, Molly is just the one to help him do it when the opportunity arises. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Musical


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Frances Marion wrote parts for Marie Dressler when she discovered Ms. Dressler down on her luck and ready to accept a housekeeping job. The novel, Molly, Bless Her, the basis of this film, was Marion's view of what might have happened if Dressler had accepted a job as housemaid. See more »


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Stuffy British Humor
26 June 1999 | by goody-11See all my reviews

An out of work troop of actors take over running a proper English gentleman home. They show the rather harsh man there should be more compassion for the only son he has.

While a lot of the humor is very deadpan, it's an interesting look at how simple the rich life was in the 30's and 40's.

The son Jimmy is played by a very young Roddy McDowall

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Release Date:

21 October 1946 (Portugal) See more »

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Comediantes de Alcova See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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