Little Women


Little Women

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George Cukor directed this classic adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's sentimental novel with a shimmering lavishness that is a prime example of the classic Hollywood style at its best. The story concerns the lives of four New England sisters -- Jo (Katharine Hepburn), Amy (Joan Bennett), Meg (Frances Dee), and Beth (Jean Parker) -- during the time of the Civil War. Jo desires to leave home to become a writer, but decides to stay to help the family. But Meg announces her plans to get married, so Jo leaves for New York City. As she settles down to a writing career, she meets Professor Fritz Bhaer (Paul Lukas), who helps her with her work. While Jo is away, Amy falls in love and marries Jo's old flame Laurie Laurence (Douglass Montgomery). But Jo is forced to return to New England when she discovers Beth is dying. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

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Joan Bennett
as Amy March
Frances Dee
as Meg March
Jean Parker
as Beth March
Paul Lukas
as Prof. Bhaer
Edna May Oliver
as Aunt March
Henry Stephenson
as Mr. Laurence
Samuel S. Hinds
as Mr. March
John Lodge
as Brooke
Marion Ballou
as Mrs. Kirke
June Filmer
as Girl at Boarding House
Harry Beresford
as Dr. Bangs
Dorothy Gray
as Girl at Boarding House
Olin Howland
as Mr. Davis
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Critic Reviews for Little Women

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Audience Reviews for Little Women

  • Nov 27, 2013
    A story that has been done to death had its origins back in the thirties with Kate Hepburn just starting out in her acting career. It is easy to see in this film where her career would take her and it is delightful despite its age.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • May 05, 2011
    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. Pros 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 b Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2009
    A favorite book from childhood that made for a very good film adaptation. Even the dreaded remake was very good.
    Audrey L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 02, 2008
    Sweet, funny and perfectly cast! George Cukor's <i>Little Women</i> is far and away the best of the four versions of Louisa May Alcott's timeless story of the March family. Katharine Hepburn is excellent as the tomboyish Jo.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

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