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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:

Official site

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

When Miss Campbell introduces her fiancé Lieutenant Davies to Molly and her friends, he wears infantry branch insignia on his uniform (crossed rifles lapel insignia and a blue Combat Infantryman's Badge above his breast pocket), but later Molly and her friends tell her mother that Lt Davies is in the Air Force. See more »

Connections

Follows An American Girl Adventure (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
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Written by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias and Sam H. Stept
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
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A great family movie and a history lesson to boot!
1 December 2006 | by Ameliasmama2000See all my reviews

I watched this movie with my six year old daughter and my Mom. First let me say that this a good family movie...they seem to be rare today! We all enjoyed the story of Molly and her family set during WW II. It was a first glimpse of the WW II era for my first grade daughter. My Mom was in fourth grade when her father went off to serve in the war so she could really relate to the story and enjoyed it a great deal. At one point during the movie my mother remarked "this is quite a history lesson". The story is so interesting that most kids won't even realize that they are learning as well as being entertained.

This a a must see for everyone, not just American Girl Fans. A very interesting history lesson!


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