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The cover of the DVD case.
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Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front is an American Girl Movie based on the character Molly McIntire and her stories.

Cast

Crew

Plot

Books Included in the Film

Like the other movies, Molly's focuses mostly on one main book and one secondary book, with a few events pulled from the others. In this case, the plot revolves around Changes for Molly, while Emily and her character development are lifted from Happy Birthday, Molly!.

Movie/Book Differences

  • In Changes for Molly, it is only offhandedly mentioned that Miss Campbell's fiance died in the war; in the movie, the students get the information during the spelling bee.
  • Brad McIntire is completely removed.
  • In the books, both of Emily's parents are alive. In the movie Emily's mother is dead.
  • In Changes for Molly, Molly becomes ill the day of the "Hurray For The USA!" performance and does not get to perform. In the movie, she performs with no complications.
  • Emily has gone to stay with her aunt by the time of the "Hurray For The USA!" performance in the books; in the movie she is a participant.
  • In the books, Dad has already gone overseas since 1942[1] due to the war and is not physically seen until he returns home in Changes for Molly. In the movie, the whole family is together until Dad is called for service overseas, and the McIntires see him off.
  • In Brave Emily, Emily mentions her father is a doctor. In the movie Emily mentions her father works as a bus driver.
  • Mrs. McIntire takes in Emily when Mrs. Shaw's son returns home due to war injuries; there is no mention of Emily's Aunt Primrose or her illness. Molly gets no prior knowledge about Emily's arrival.
  • Alison Hargate is portrayed as a blonde in Molly's books, in the film she has brown hair.  She is also snobbier in the movie.  In the books, she is an average dancer, in the movie, she is Molly's main competition for Miss Victory.
  • In the books, Miss Lavonda has her own dance studio. In the movie, it is simply a class at Molly's school.
  • Molly is not shown to have the same difficulties with math in the movie as she does in Molly's school story.  Instead, she is one of the strongest spellers in the school.

Television Release

The movie premiered on November 26, 2006, on the Disney Channel.

DVD Release

The DVD was released on November 28, 2006.

A deluxe DVD edition of the movie was released on May 2, 2011, to celebrate American Girl's 25th anniversary.

Items Associated With the Movie

Books

DVD Covers

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Deluxe DVD edition.
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Trivia

  • "Senator Claghorn", whom Molly listens to on the radio, did not debut until October 1945. The movie is set in 1943.
  • The first song Molly listens to at the "Dance for Victory Contest" is Sing Sing Sing (With a Swing).

Links

References

  1. In Happy Birthday, Molly!, Emily mentions she's only been away from her family for a few weeks while Molly hasn't seen Dad for two years. Emily's arrival at the McIntire household was in the spring of 1944.


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