Little Women

Little Women

DVD - 2010
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Little Women is a coming-of-age drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls' father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high-spirited grandson Laurie.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros., 2010
ISBN: 9781419817670
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA LIT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 115 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Jul 16, 2018

VERY GOOD 1933 film version of Louisa M. Alcott's famous novel of the four girls growing up to be women set in Concord, Massachusetts, during and after the American Civil War.
Katherine Hepburn is wonderfully dramatic as daughter Jo - and the three other actresses also give fine performances. I've only recently been seeking out her various films over a lengthy career and become quite a fan of her.
Edna May Oliver gives another fun performance as their cranky Aunt March - I've enjoyed seeing her do her cranky lady act in several films now, including A Tale of Two Cities and David Copperfield. When asked why she played predominantly comedic roles, she replied, "With a horse's face, what more can I play?
This is a fine George Cukor directed film version of a literary work.
I also recommend the great 1949 film version starring June Allyson, and Elizabeth Taylor at age 17, available at KCLS.

NWPL Feb 09, 2017

I love this version of Little Women! Katharine Hepburn is Jo March and love her interactions with all the other characters. And, seeing so many fabulous actresses in one film is great.

Jun 13, 2013

An endearing eighty year old adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic from director George Cukor. Although the woman was an icon, there's something I find irritating about Katharine Hepburn's manner of speaking. And she certainly loved being the center of attention. Edna May Oliver's tightly wound spinster character (Aunt March) was hilarious; I've seen her in several vintage films and she's always the same, and cracks me up every time.


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Jun 13, 2013

Jo March: "Christopher Columbus!"


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