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Little Women (1949)

Passed  -  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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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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(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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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

At the ball, one of the tunes being played is the Pig Song from Johann Strauss II's "The Gypsy Baron" (1885). See more »

Quotes

Theodore Laurence 'Laurie': [upon seeing Jo's hair cut short] Christopher Columbus!
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Soundtracks

Long, Long Ago
(1883) (uncredited)
Music by Thomas Haynes Bayley
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User Reviews

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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