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Andrew Solt (screen play) &
Sarah Y. Mason (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
April 1949 (USA) See more »
THRILLS OF YOUNG LOVE! (original print ad - all caps)
The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- struggle to make ends meet in their New England household... See more » | Add synopsis »
Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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The best version of Little Women to date 5/2000 See more (56 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

June Allyson ... Jo

Peter Lawford ... Laurie

Margaret O'Brien ... Beth

Elizabeth Taylor ... Amy

Janet Leigh ... Meg

Rossano Brazzi ... Professor Bhaer

Mary Astor ... Marmee

Lucile Watson ... Aunt March

C. Aubrey Smith ... Mr. Laurence (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)

Elizabeth Patterson ... Hannah

Leon Ames ... Mr. March

Harry Davenport ... Dr. Barnes

Richard Wyler ... John Brooke (as Richard Stapley)
Connie Gilchrist ... Mrs. Kirke

Ellen Corby ... Sophie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Schoolgirl - Davis's Class (uncredited)
Marci Booth ... Schoolgirl - Davis's Class (uncredited)

Harlan Briggs ... Old Crony at Grace's Store (uncredited)
Rosalee Calvert ... Schoolgirl - Davis's Class (uncredited)
Frank Darien ... Old Crony at Grace's Store (uncredited)
Lisa Golm ... Mrs. Hummel (uncredited)
Eloise Hardt ... Sally Gardiner (uncredited)
June Hedin ... Schoolgirl - Davis's Class (uncredited)
Patsy Henry ... Hummel Child (uncredited)

Olin Howland ... Mr. Davis - Schoolteacher (uncredited)
Scotty Hugenberg ... Hummel Child (uncredited)
Clare Jane Karnback ... Tina (uncredited)
Gloria Moore ... Schoolgirl - Davis's Class (uncredited)
Diane Nance ... Kitty (uncredited)

Ralph Peters ... Hackman (uncredited)
Melinda Plowman ... Hummel Child (uncredited)
Norman Rainey ... Servant (uncredited)

Isabel Randolph ... Mrs. Gardiner (uncredited)
Marilyn Thorpe ... Schoolgirl - Davis's Class (uncredited)
María Torres ... Hummel Child (uncredited)
Stuart Torres ... Hummel Child (uncredited)
Arthur Walsh ... Lad Jo Refuses to Dance with (uncredited)

Will Wright ... Mr. Grace - Proprietor (uncredited)

Directed by
Mervyn LeRoy 
Writing credits
Andrew Solt (screen play) &
Sarah Y. Mason (screen play) and
Victor Heerman (screen play)

Louisa May Alcott (from the novel by)

Sally Benson  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)

Produced by
Mervyn LeRoy .... producer
Original Music by
Adolph Deutsch (musical score)
Cinematography by
Robert H. Planck (director of photography) (as Robert Planck)
Charles Edgar Schoenbaum (director of photography) (as Charles Schoenbaum)
Film Editing by
Ralph E. Winters 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Paul Groesse 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (costumes designed by)
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup creator
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles designer
Production Management
Walter Strohm .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alfred Raboch .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jack D. Moore .... associate set decorator
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Norwood A. Fenton .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Hubbell .... still photographer (uncredited)
Tom Long .... grip (uncredited)
John Schmitz .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bronislau Kaper .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... associate Technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... Technicolor color director
Amalia Kent .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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122 min (Turner library print)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | South Korea:All | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:U (VoD rating) (2011) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #13422) | USA:Passed (The National Board of Review) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

Mary Astor, who played the mother, was only 11 years older than June Allyson.See more »
Anachronisms: As Marmee is watching the girls leave to shop for Christmas presents, a modern zipper is visible up the back of her dress.See more »
Amy:How was I dressed when we had all that money?
Jo March:In diapers.
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Movie Connections:
Flow Gently Sweet AftonSee more »


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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
The best version of Little Women to date 5/2000, 22 May 2000
Author: ( from Dallas, Texas

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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