Little Women (1978– )
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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:

David Lowell Rich

Writers:

Louisa May Alcott (novel), Suzanne Clauser (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Meredith Baxter ... Meg March (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Susan Dey ... Josephine 'Jo' March
Ann Dusenberry ... Amy March
Eve Plumb ... Elizabeth 'Beth' March
Dorothy McGuire ... Marmee March
Greer Garson ... Aunt Kathryn March
Robert Young ... Grandpa James Lawrence
Richard Gilliland ... Theodore 'Laurie' Lawrence
Cliff Potts Cliff Potts ... John Brooke
William Shatner ... Prof. Friedrich Bhaer
William Schallert ... Jonathan March
Virginia Gregg ... Hannah
Joyce Bulifant ... Mrs. Kirke
John de Lancie ... Frank Vaughn
Carlene Watkins ... Sally Gardiner
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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, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken women for her time. The story tells of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Beth is making the slippers she later gives to Mr. Laurence, she mentions that she had knitted them for her father. However, she is clearly crocheting them. Then, when Mr. Laurence holds up the finished slippers, they are knit, not crochet. See more »

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Version of Encounter: Little Women (1955) See more »

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1 February 2004 | by mpgmpg123See all my reviews

This was a wonderful miniseries from 1978. I was a child when I saw it but remember it so well. It was re-run on the network in 1980,but not since then has it been seen to my knowledge. I too wish it was available on video or dvd. The performances were wonderful, especially Susan Dey at her finest as Jo. Also Eve Plumb was a great Beth. Greer Garson was a perfect Aunt March and Dorothy McGuire capped her wonderful career of playing so many mothers by playing one of literatures finest, Marmee of course. All of the other actors were very good as well. This is one of the best versions of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, and as the other commenters here have noted, it is very accurate to the novel. I still think the Katherine Hepburn version is the best, possibly it feels most genuinely Victorian. The June Allyson version is good too, but mainly the first hour. I think also the Winona Ryder one was also wonderful. But in this one, possibly due to the length, you really felt like the novel was coming to life, if you know what I mean. I hope this comes out on video one of these days. It is a real classic.


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