Little Women

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  • 1949
  • 2 hr 2 min
  • 7.2  (8,219)
  • 61

Little Women from 1949 is a heartwarming, coming-of-age film based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. The movie focuses on the lives of the four ambitious and strong-minded March sisters as they navigate the challenges of growing up during the Civil War era. June Allyson stars as Jo March, the fiery and independent second oldest sister who dreams of becoming a writer. Peter Lawford plays Laurie, the charming and handsome neighbor who becomes a close friend to the March family. Margaret O'Brien portrays the youngest sister, Beth, whose gentle spirit and love for music touches the hearts of everyone she meets.

The movie begins as the March family struggles to make ends meet while their father is away fighting in the Civil War. Despite their financial struggles, the sisters find happiness in each other's company and are determined to live life to the fullest.

As the sisters mature, they encounter a series of trials and tribulations that test their strength and resilience. Jo is torn between her dreams of becoming a successful writer and her love for Laurie, who has his eyes set on her younger sister, Amy (played by a young Elizabeth Taylor). Meg (Janet Leigh), the oldest sister, struggles to find her place in society and balance her desire for wealth and status with her love for a humble schoolteacher named John Brooke (Richard Stapley). And Beth's kindness and compassion are put to the test when she falls seriously ill.

Throughout their journey, the sisters rely on each other for support and inspiration. They learn the importance of family, friendship, and the timeless values of love, sacrifice, and perseverance. The movie captures the essence of the original novel with its themes of devotion, sisterhood, and the transformative power of love.

The performances in Little Women are exemplary. June Allyson brings Jo's spirited personality to life with her fearless demeanor and passion for adventure. Margaret O'Brien's portrayal of the gentle and loving Beth is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. And Peter Lawford's portrayal of Laurie captures the character's charm and sense of humor.

The film's production values, including the period costumes and set design, are also top notch. The music score, composed by Adolph Deutsch, provides a fitting accompaniment to the movie's stirring emotional moments.

Overall, Little Women is a timeless classic that continues to charm audiences of all ages. Its message of sisterhood, family, and love is just as relevant today as it was in 1949. The movie is a must-watch for fans of the novel, and for anyone who appreciates a good coming-of-age story.

Little Women is a 1949 romance movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 2 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 61.

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