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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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(Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 22, 1949 with June Allyson and Peter Lawford reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When Jo gives Beth the music box we see Beth open it, then in the next shot we see her open it again. See more »

Quotes

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

Version of Ai no wakakusa monogatari (1987) See more »

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Josephine
(1933) (uncredited)
from Little Women (1933)
Music by Max Steiner
used as a main theme in the score
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Well, I like it :C)
10 August 2002 | by (St. Louis MO) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a beautiful movie, and very entertaining. My only real complaint is Elizabeth Taylor as Amy, (Amy is supposed to be the YOUNGEST??)I liked June Allyson as Jo, and I really liked Margaret O'Brien as Beth. I've seen the three versions of the book, and even though the one with Winona Ryder is my favorite, I really enjoyed this movie. There was one aspect that I noticed about this film. The sets are the exact same as the one with Katharine Hepburn!!!!!


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