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Little Women (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Romance | April 1949 (USA)
The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- struggle to make ends meet in their New England household while their father is away fighting in the Civil War. Despite harsh times, they cling... See full summary »

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The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- struggle to make ends meet in their New England household while their father is away fighting in the Civil War. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, often with neighbor Laurie (Peter Lawford) as a companion. As they mature, they face burgeoning ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, all the while maintaining their unbreakable bond. Written by Jwelch5742

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THRILLS OF YOUNG LOVE! (original print ad - all caps)

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Mujercitas  »

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(Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This version originally was to be a David O. Selznick production. Filming began in September 1946, but David O. Selznick decided he couldn't tackle a major production so soon after the ordeal of filming Duel in the Sun (1946) so he sold the property and script to MGM. The cast for the David O. Selznick version included Jennifer Jones (Jo), Diana Lynn (Amy), Bambi Linn (Beth), Rhonda Fleming (Meg), John Dall (Laurie), Anne Revere (Marmee), Charles Coburn (Laurie's grandfather), Philip Friend (Brooke) and Constance Collier (Aunt March). Only director Mervyn LeRoy and Elizabeth Patterson (Hannah) made the transition to the MGM version. Costume tests of the actors exist. See more »

Goofs

When Jo checks in on her sleeping sisters, Amy has a clothes-pin on her nose, yet her mouth is closed, too. How is she breathing? See more »

Quotes

Amy: How was I dressed when we had all that money?
Jo March: In diapers.
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Connections

Version of Mujercitas (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

M'appari
(1847) (uncredited)
from the opera "Martha"
Music by Friedrich von Flotow
Played briefly at the opera
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A delightful movie!
19 December 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

If you can ignore the differences from the book (most noticeably that Amy isn't the youngest in the movie and many of the young people aren't old enough), this is a charming and lovely movie! The actors all did good jobs and I laughed a lot in the beginning of the movie. It has lovely costumes, fun times, and sweet romance. A delightful movie!


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