Little Women

Little Women

DVD - 2003
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Louisa May Alcott's Civil War story of four sisters who share their loves, their joys, and their sorrows.


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Dec 24, 2018

Set during the American Civil War (1861-1865) - "Little Women" is a very sweetly sentimental story concerning the lives and loves of the 4 March sisters (who all bear no common family resemblance to each other, whatsoever).

Little Women's story takes place in the quaint, little town of Concord, Massachusetts.

With its extravagant $2.8 million budget - This lush MGM production (from 1949) was fairly entertaining, for the most part.

Nov 09, 2018

1949's "Little Women" was based on the Louisa Alcott novel of the same name (which had been written by Alcott back in 1868).

Set in the quiet town of Concord, Massachusetts (during the American Civil War) - This Technicolor "Chick Flick" was about as pretty as a picture postcard. Its story concerned the personal dramas and growing pains of the 4 lovely March sisters, Jo, Amy, Meg, and Beth.

Upon its initial release - "Little Women" was a huge box-office hit. It won Oscars for both "Direction" (Mervyn LeRoy) and "Set Decoration" (Cedric Gibbons).

A 17-year-old Elizabeth Taylor (in blonde wig) was cast as sister, Amy.

Jul 30, 2018

GREAT 1949 color film version of Louisa May Alcott's classic story of March sisters. Fine production and fab acting by great cast, including June Allyson as Jo, Elizabeth Taylor at age 17 (who I didn't recognize at first with her golden hair), and many others.
The 1933 film version starring Katherine Hepburn is also a fine watch and available from KCLS.

Feb 05, 2018

I liked this family drama DVD. It is good for all ages. It portrays the importance of family. It shows how family can help a lot in hard times. There is a war during the story with families being parted from each other. They are affectionate with each other. It slightly shows how Victorian Society is and this particular choose to be better than that. It is about falling in love and ones ambitions in life. One of the daughters gets to travel to Europe with her Aunt. It is a biography of the author. It is well acted. The script is well written.

Jun 16, 2014

Mervyn Leroy got it right when he filmed Louisa May Alcots Autobiographical account of her childhood. Although the movie had been already done a favorably reviewed with Katherine Hepburn, Mervyn Leroy went ahead a made the movie classic of this great story. He picked a great cast June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor, and Janet Leigh. All the above females play sisters home alone with the mom with their father fighting in the Civil War. So we will follow the family for the first few years starting in 1860. It is a wonderful story, that I wouldn't think of ruining it for you with more plot details. Although three movie versions are in the KCLS catalog, this is my favorite. I think you will find it a wonderful holiday movie!


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