|Company||New South Wales Film Corporation, Greater Union Organisation (GUO), M & L Pty Limited|
Molly (1983 film)
Molly is a 1983 Australian family film about a singing dog which marked the acting debut of Claudia Karvan.
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.
- 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
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.