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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Mervyn LeRoy had been originally hired when this film was a David O. Selznick production. Once Selznick sold the rights to the picture to M-G-M, all of the characters were recast, but LeRoy was retained as director. See more »

Goofs

At breakfast with popovers, they are served coffee. The actress holds the handle with a pot holder, yet holds the spout end with her bare hand. Is one hand numb to heat and the other is not? See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in El crimen del cine Oriente (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

None But the Lonely Heart (Nur Wer die Sehnsucht Kennt)
(1869) (uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ("Romance for Voice and Piano, Op. 6. No. 6) (1869)
Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1795-96)
Played on piano and Sung by Rossano Brazzi in German and English
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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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