Little Women (1949)


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In the third screen version of the Louisa May Alcott classic, June Allyson stars as Jo, the headstrong eldest daughter of the March family.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Solt, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 26, 2003
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)


as Theodore Laurence 'L...

as Meg March

as Prof. Bhaer

as Marmee March

as Aunt March

as Mr. Laurence

as Mr. March

as Dr. Barnes

as John Brooke

as Mrs. Kirke

as Sophie

as Mr. Grace

as Schoolteacher

as Young Man

as Sally Gardiner

as Mrs. Gardiner

as John Brooke
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Critic Reviews for Little Women

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

A shade less ambitious than its 1933 predecessor (which starred Katharine Hepburn and Joan Bennett), it still jerks tears with easy efficiency.

Full Review… | March 23, 2011
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

The tender story, with its frank and unashamed assault on the emotions, still has its effective moments at times when the sentiment doesn't grow a little too thick.

Full Review… | March 31, 2009
Top Critic

If anything, it has hauled back much too briskly on the strings of the heart and has strained a few muscles in the process. Its consequent agony shows.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

This version is a well-handled retelling of the classic Louisa May Alcott tale.

Full Review… | March 23, 2011
TV Guide's Movie Guide

August 21, 2005
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

July 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for Little Women

Bandbox pretty version of the Louisa May Alcott classic while not the definitive rendering of the story is still a very enjoyable film. All the lead actresses are really too old for their parts except maybe Janet Leigh but they make a good try. Elizabeth Taylor has Amy's flightiness down pat and June is scrappy as Jo while Mary Astor is effective as that tower of strength Marmee. Lucile Watson swoops in from time to time and steals scenes as that keening shrew Aunt March.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Little women are about 4 women that grew up in the Civil War period.
They were face with hardships like having their father off fighting in the war, being poor and being teenaged. When a new boy moves in next door the girl's world turns up side town. Over time they had to learn ho to deal with news things of growing up like falling in love and that they cannot live together under their parents house forever.
Good acting and plot.
It had good music in this film.
This film is really moving.
Con it can be slow some times
If you like coming age films, click flicks or really moving films, you should give this a try.

erika bruhns

Super Reviewer


This is kind of an all-star cast, to different effect. I felt like every sister had her own personality, and weirdly enough my favorite character in this one is Beth (though I hated her in the book). It's because Margaret O'Brien is really precious.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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