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Little Women (1949)
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GLSILVA wrote: "After all the hype I had heard about the Jane Austin novel and different film versions of the book I found myself very disappointed with the movie."
GLSILVA-- Your review contains a glaring error which discounts your thoughts. LITTLE WOMEN is a Louisa May Alcott novel, not a Jane Austen work. If you missed this essential point, I am afraid you missed the gem of the story Ms. Alcott delivered via this particular version and lovely film adaptation of Alcott's classic.
Margaret O'Brien captures the essence of the sweet, good Beth. Her final scenes with Jo left me weeping. Laurie was one of my first literary crushes. As handsome as Peter Lawford was, I do wish they had casted younger for his role. June Allyson plays it younger than her years and is believable as the angst-filled, wild-eyed, young at heart, asked to grow up before her time writer Jo.
I hope watching this movie inspires people to read LITTLE WOMEN. Now THAT'S a story-- a film on paper. No actors needed. Alcott breathed these characters to life via words. I love watching the movie but there is nothing like this book if you want to experience a full-scale "cinematic" experience.