Molly (1983)

Movie


Molly (1983)

When weary Old Dan collapses at Central Railway Station he entrusts his beloved dog Molly to young Maxie. Maxie takes up the challenge, developing a soft spot for her special new companion - a dog with the rare ability to sing in tune.
Australia
IMDb  6.7 /10
Creators
Director Ned Lander
Writer Phillip Roope
Writer Mark Thomas
Writer Hilary Linstead
Writer Ned Lander
Information
Release Date1983-12-27
Runtime1h 28mins
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyNew South Wales Film Corporation, Greater Union Organisation (GUO), M & L Pty Limited
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Maxie Ireland
Molly
Molly
Self
Bill Ireland
Robin Laurie
Robin Laurie
Stella
Tanya Lester
Tanya Lester
Gina
Jake Blundell
Jake Blundell
Rudi
Mic Conway
Mic Conway
Neville (as Microphone Conway)
Jim Conway
Jim Conway
Roy
Ray Marshall
Ray Marshall
Errol
Ken Snodgrass
Ken Snodgrass
Laurie
Michael O'Neill
Michael O'Neill
Lyle

Molly (1983 film)

Molly is a 1983 Australian family film about a singing dog which marked the acting debut of Claudia Karvan.


Plot synopsis

When weary Old Dan collapses at Central Railway Station he entrusts his beloved dog Molly to young Maxie. Maxie takes up the challenge, developing a soft spot for her special new companion - a dog with the rare ability to sing in tune.


Cast

  • Claudia Karvan as Maxie Ireland
  • Les Dayman as Bill Ireland
  • Reg Lye as Old Dan
  • Garry McDonald as Jones
  • Robin Laurie as Stella
  • Jake Blundell as Rudi
  • Tanya Lester as Gina
  • Mic Conway as Neville
  • Jim Conway as Roy

Production

Molly was a real life singing dog owned by Phillip Roope who would appear on the Mike Walsh television show. The movie was originally budgeted at $500,000 but this grew as the filmmakers became more ambitious. Filming was difficult with much rewriting on set.