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An American Girl on the Home Front (2006)

Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Family, War | TV Movie 26 November 2006
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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.

Director:

Joyce Chopra

Writers:

Anna Sandor (teleplay), Valerie Tripp ("Molly" stories from the "American Girl Collection")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maya Ritter ... Molly McIntire
David Aaron Baker ... Dr. James McIntire
Tory Green ... Emily Bennett
Sarah Manninen ... Charlotte Campbell
Genevieve Farrell ... Jill McIntire
Andrew Chalmers Andrew Chalmers ... Richard 'Ricky' McIntire
Molly Ringwald ... Mrs. Helen McIntire
Hannah Fleming Hannah Fleming ... Susan Shapiro
Samantha Somer Wilson ... Linda Rinaldi
Josette Halpert ... Alison Hargate
Sarah Orenstein ... Gladys Gilford
Eliza Jane Scott Eliza Jane Scott ... Ms. Lavonda (as Eliza-Jane Scott)
Amy Stewart ... Aunt Eleanor
Mary Francis Moore Mary Francis Moore ... Ms. Littlefield
Elva Mai Hoover ... Ms. Shaw
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Family | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Molly: An American Girl Victory See more »

Filming Locations:

Unionville, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Brad, Molly's brother in the books isn't in the movie. See more »

Goofs

A film crew member holding a microphone rig can be seen in 43:17 to 43:19, i.e. the scene where Emily is attending classes at Molly's school and is asked by her classmates if she knows then-Princess Elizabeth and the royal family. See more »

Connections

Follows An American Girl Holiday (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
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Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Music by John Stafford Smith
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Best American Girl Movie So Far
28 November 2006 | by carolchic19See all my reviews

I've enjoyed the Samantha and Felicity movies but the Molly movie rocked. Maybe it's just that I am a sucker for WWII movies, but it is also that I thought this was just a perfect movie for 21st century American children to get an idea of what it is like to live during wartime. Maya Ritter did a credible job in the title role; I also enjoyed David AaronBa ker as Molly's dad, and Sarah Manninen as Molly's teacher. But truly, Tory Green did steal the show as Emily, an English girl who stays with the McIntires to keep her safe from the London bombings. Disney should scoop this child up for one of their tweener shows. Very enjoyable, with some cute moments, and some poignancy. I would think most parents will enjoy watching this with their American girls!


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