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Little Women (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Romance | April 1949 (USA)
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Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth... See full summary »

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Mr. Laurence (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
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Hannah
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John Brooke (as Richard Stapley)
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Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother - a very outspoken women for her time. The story is of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world. Written by Rob Hartill

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

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Drama | Family | Romance

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April 1949 (USA)  »

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Mujercitas  »

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Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This marked the last of three films for which Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse won an Academy Award for Art Direction. See more »

Goofs

When Laurie stalks off after Jo rejects his marriage proposal, his shadow is visible on the backdrop that is supposed to make it look like they are sitting outdoors. See more »

Quotes

Jo March: [repeated several times] Christopher Columbus!
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Connections

Referenced in MGM Parade: Episode #1.1 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Merry Christmastime Is Here
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Composer unknown
Sung a cappela by June Allyson, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor and Janet Leigh
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Great movie, poor casting
19 August 2000 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

A very charming and satisfying adaption of Louisa May Alcott's classic. My only complaint is the casting. The actors, aside from Beth (O'Brien), seem too old for their parts. How old is Peter Lawford in this movie anyway? Thirty? It seems a little ridiculous at times, especially when he is referred to as "that boy next door" and looks older than his tutor.


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