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Little Women (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Romance | April 1949 (USA)
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A group of sisters experience life's difficulties and its pleasures while growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Andrew Solt (screen play), Sarah Y. Mason (screen play) | 2 more credits »
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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
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Storyline

The March sisters - Jo (June Allyson), Beth (Margaret O'Brien), Amy (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), and Meg (Janet Leigh) - 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

THRILLS OF YOUNG LOVE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Women See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Producer and Director Mervyn LeRoy had been originally hired when this movie was a David O. Selznick production. Once Selznick sold the rights to this movie to MGM, all but one character was re-cast, and LeRoy was retained as director. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mr. Laurence: So I *bark*, do I, hmmmmmm?
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Soundtracks

Merry Christmastime Is Here
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Sung a cappela by June Allyson, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor and Janet Leigh
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User Reviews

Well, I like it :C)
10 August 2002 | by blossom114See all my reviews

I thought this was a beautiful movie, and very entertaining. My only real complaint is Elizabeth Taylor as Amy, (Amy is supposed to be the YOUNGEST??)I liked June Allyson as Jo, and I really liked Margaret O'Brien as Beth. I've seen the three versions of the book, and even though the one with Winona Ryder is my favorite, I really enjoyed this movie. There was one aspect that I noticed about this film. The sets are the exact same as the one with Katharine Hepburn!!!!!


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