6.8/10
20
1 user

Little Women (1918)

Jo March and her sisters Meg, Beth, and Amy live in a happy family in Concord, Massachusetts. Jo yearns to be a writer, and through the course of the years, finds much within her own family... See full summary »

Director:

Harley Knoles

Writers:

Louisa May Alcott (novel), Anne Maxwell (scenario)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Little Women (TV Mini-Series 1978)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg... See full summary »

Stars: Meredith Baxter, Susan Dey, Ann Dusenberry
Little Women (TV Mini-Series 1970)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg... See full summary »

Stars: Angela Down, Jo Rowbottom, Janina Faye
Little Women (1933)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A chronicle of the lives of a group of sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas
Little Women (1949)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A group of sisters experience life's difficulties and its pleasures while growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg... See full summary »

Stars: Keiko Han, Eiko Yamada, Mayumi Shô
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg... See full summary »

Stars: Chiyoko Kawashima, Mami Koyama, Yûko Takagi
Little Women (1994)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst
Little Women (1917)
Drama | Romance | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The lives and loves of four sisters during their pastor father's absence.

Director: Alexander Butler
Stars: Daisy Burrell, Mary Lincoln, Minna Grey
Little Women (TV Series 1958)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg... See full summary »

Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Kate Cameron, Andree Melly
Little Women (TV Movie 1958)
Musical | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg... See full summary »

Director: William Corrigan
Stars: Zina Bethune, Jeannie Carson, Joel Grey
Little Women (TV Series 1950)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg... See full summary »

Stars: Sheila Shand Gibbs, Jane Hardie, Norah Gorsen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Isabel Lamon ... Meg March
Dorothy Bernard Dorothy Bernard ... Jo March
Lillian Hall Lillian Hall ... Beth March
Florence Flinn Florence Flinn ... Amy March (as Florence Flynn)
Henry Hull ... John Brooke
Conrad Nagel ... Laurie Laurence
Kate Lester ... Marmee
George Kelson George Kelson ... Mr. March
Julia Hurley ... Aunt March
Lynn Hammond Lynn Hammond ... Prof. Baer
Nellie Anderson Nellie Anderson ... Hannah (as Mrs. Anderson)
Frank DeVernon Frank DeVernon ... Mr. Lawrence (as Frank de Vernon)
Edit

Storyline

Jo March and her sisters Meg, Beth, and Amy live in a happy family in Concord, Massachusetts. Jo yearns to be a writer, and through the course of the years, finds much within her own family to write about: the romance of Meg with the young tutor John Brooke, the tragic illness of gentle Beth, and Amy's marriage to Jo's bosom companion Laurie. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'accalmie See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lynn Hammond, who plays Prof. Baer, had previously played Mr. March on Broadway in 1912-13 and appeared in a 1916 Broadway revival. See more »

Goofs

Although the film is set in the 1860s, a telegram shown reveals the name of the then current (1918) president of the Western Union telegraph company, Newcomb Carlton (b. 1869). See more »

Connections

Version of Great Performances: Little Women (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Little Women Missing in Action
15 December 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"Louisa M. Alcott's 'Little Women', a story well-loved by sixteen-year-olds, idealists, and admirers of the Pollyanna and Elsie Dinsmore philosophy, has been picturized into a photoplay which possess the charm of an old miniature, the simplicity of life before women wanted the vote, and the tearful sweetness of 'Home Sweet Home'. In fact, it is so nearly classic of the photoplay that we wish it could be just a little bit better. For, it must be admitted, the unrolling film moves too slowly in spots," according to Hazel Simpson Naylor's review in "Motion Picture Magazine" (February 1919).

"There is a tendency upon the part of the director, Harry Knoles, to allow his characters to sit about the home chair too long, for a photoplay should always be on the wing of development. Also, the part of Professor Baer is not made distinctive enough. Otherwise, 'Little Women' will live up to your mind picture of the book. Especially does Dorothy Bernard ideally typify our beloved Jo, while Isabel Lamon as Meg, Lillian Hall as Beth, and Florence Flinn as Amy are all excellently cast. Conrad Nagel makes an ideal Laurie."

These sentiments were echoed in "Motion Picture Classic" (February 1919), where reviewer Frederick James Smith found fewer faults. "Dorothy Bernard is delightful as Jo, and Conrad Nagel is a very likable Laurie," he declared, praising the film's "gentle atmosphere." A major early silent film actress, Ms. Bernard looks beautiful in photographs promoting the movie.

"The New York Times" (November 11, 1918) reported the film was "a good piece of work" that would likely delight readers of the original books, with "satisfactory" acting, albeit possessing "too much conscious posing and a lack of character delineation" at times. Most interestingly, the "Times" reported the film was made, "Owing to the co-operation of the Alcott Memorial Committee in permitting scenes of the photoplay to be made in and about the author's home in Concord, Mass.," thus giving it an authentic 1860s New England atmosphere. Produced by William A. Brady, this film is unfortunately presumed lost.

****** Little Women (11/10/18) Harley Knoles ~ Dorothy Bernard, Isabel Lamon, Conrad Nagel, Henry Hull


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed