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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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

All of the sisters (June Allyson, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor, and Janet Leigh) reportedly got along terrifically, like a real sorority. Allyson, who was several years older than most of her co-stars, managed to relate to the younger women and form strong bonds with them. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Bhaer is reading Jo's writings, the pinky ring disappears and reappears on his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Theodore Laurence 'Laurie': [upon seeing Jo's hair cut short] Christopher Columbus!
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Featured in Private Screenings: Child Stars (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Flow Gently Sweet Afton
(1786) (uncredited)
Music by Alexander Hume
Lyrics by Robert Burns (1786)
Sung by the children in class
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The best version of Little Women to date 5/2000
22 May 2000 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is THE best version I have ever seen, including the latest remake w/winona ryder. The Allyson/1949 version captures the time, mood and setting perfectly and comfortably - Whereas the 90's version was too "90's". There was a lot more sarcasm, too much of "we women being held back" dialogue and overall coarseness. The June Allyson version, in my opinion, is still the one for me.

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