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Title:
Little women
Author:
LeRoy, Mervyn, 1900-1987.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video : Turner Entertainment Co., 2003.

©1949
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Louisa May Alcott's Civil War story of four sisters who share their loves, their joys, and their sorrows.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1949.

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.

Special features: audio-only track of March 13, 1950 lux radio theater production of Little Women with the film's stars; successful women; successful films essay; theatrical trailer.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French

Spanish

Portuguese

Japanese

Chinese

Indonesian

Thai

Korean
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780790745916
UPC:
012569516021
Format :
DVD

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Summary

Of the many film versions of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, this 1949 MGM adaptation is by far the prettiest. Set in New England during the Civil War, the film relates the various adventures of the March sisters: Jo (June Allyson), Beth (Margaret O'Brien), Amy (Elizabeth Taylor) and Meg (Janet Leigh). Jo emerges as the main character, as she leaves hearth and home to try her luck as a novelist in New York. Moments of high comedy (the sisters' amateur theatricals) are counterpointed with grim tragedy (the death of the youngest March girl), with romantic interludes provided by the faithless Laurie (Peter Lawford) and the loyal Professor Bhaer (Rossano Brazzi). Unlike Selznick's 1933 Little Women or Gillian Armstrong's 1994 adaptation, this 1949 version tends to be more an extension of the old Hollywood contract-player typecasting system than a heartfelt evocation of the Alcott original. Even so, Little Women is consistently pleasing to the eye, especially when seen in its original Technicolor hues. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi