Little Women (1949)
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as Theodore Laurence 'Laurie'
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 Mr. Grace
as Young Man
as Sally Gardiner
as Mrs. Gardiner
Critic Reviews for Little Women
A shade less ambitious than its 1933 predecessor (which starred Katharine Hepburn and Joan Bennett), it still jerks tears with easy efficiency.
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.
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.
This version is a well-handled retelling of the classic Louisa May Alcott tale.
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.
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.
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.
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