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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 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 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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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

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Followed by Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight (2014) See more »

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Tea for Two
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Written by Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar
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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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Country:

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Language:

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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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