Retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of two street kids - one who becomes the recipient of a kind benefactor and the other who goes on the run on the street. The first gets taken ... See full summary »
Retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of two street kids - one who becomes the recipient of a kind benefactor and the other who goes on the run on the street. The first gets taken to a school run by kindly teachers where he learns virtue and honesty. But when the second boy suddenly is brought into the school, he starts disruptions encouraging drinking and gambling. When he is finally cast out of the school, the other boys react in various ways. Written by
John Sacksteder <email@example.com>
Louisa May Alcott's novel has been adapted on two previous occasions: directed by Phil Rosen in 1934, and directed by Norman Z. McLeod in 1940. See more »
[runs in the barn]
Dan! There you are... I thought you ran away again.
[gives him a cold stare]
Would've it mattered?
[Nat nods his head]
Sure haven't been acting like it.
What's that supposed to mean?
You fit right in! With Tommy and the rest of the green-bellies! You even got yourself a girly...
You don't need me anymore... Nobody in this rat hole does.
Have you been crying?
[gets upest, and walks toward Nat, Nat backs away]
I don't cry, you hear me! Nothing and nobody makes me cry!...
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This is a pretty good movie, nothing spectacular but a nice family movie. I didn't much like Mariel Hemingway's Jo, she didn't seem to have much of the tomboyish fun spirit that Jo is famous for. I was surprised to see Chris Sarandon, because this role of his is very different from the one I'm familiar with;Prince Humperdink. I didn't like the Mr. Bhaer of this movie, he was too different from the book character. The boy who played Nat was pretty good, and he gave me the odd feeling I had seen him before, though I have no idea where. I most liked Dan though. There is something very appealing about those tough, street-wise boys, who act all hard but you know they have a heart inside. I thought he was very well played, and I'd like to see that actor (Ben Cook) again. Good movie for kids, adults and some teens might like it too.
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