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Little Women (1933) was a Drama - Family Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Kenneth Macgowan.

Academy Awards 1932/33 --- Ceremony Number 6 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best DirectorGeorge CukorNominated
Best PictureRKO RadioNominated
Best WritingVictor Heerman, Sarah Y. MasonWon
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25 Days of Christmas: Little Women (1933) (1)

By Kristen on Dec 26, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

The last one in my series of reviews on the three filmed adaptations of Little Women in honor of Christmas is the 1933 George Cukor version. ?This one is widely considered the de facto version of Little Women, and watching it after seeing the 1949 version I realized that the latter version is simply... Read full article


Little women, big?entertainment.

By Brandie on Jan 14, 2010 From True Classics

Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1868 novel Little Women has been adapted into film multiple times–by most counts, fourteen in all–and some of these versions are not readily available for today’s audiences (notably, the two silent versions from 1917 and 1918).? Of all of them, per... Read full article


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Quotes from

[first lines]
Marmee March: So you're going to Washington?
Elderly man: Yes, ma'am; my son is sick in the hospital there.
Marmee March: Oh, this will be an anxious Christmas for you.
Marmee March: [finding him a coat] I think this one will do; let's try this. Is it your only son?
Elderly man: No, ma'am. I had four; two were killed, one is a prisoner.
Marmee March: [deeply moved] You've done a great deal for your country, sir.
Elderly man: Oh, not a mite more than I ought, ma'am. I'd go myself if I was any use. Thank you for the overcoat.
Marmee March: Wait a minute...
Marmee March: [giving him some money] I hope you find him better.
Elderly man: Thank you, ma'am. God bless you; merry Christmas. Merry Christmas!
Marmee March: Merry Christmas!


Jo March: If wearing hair up means becoming a lady, I'll wear it down until I'm 100 years old.


Jo March: [repeated several times] Christopher Columbus!


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Facts about

"Theater Guild on the Air" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 21, 1947 with Katharine Hepburn again reprising her film role.
"Theater Guild on the Air" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 23, 1945 with Katharine Hepburn reprising her film role.
Shooting commenced in late June 1933 and wrapped on 2nd September.
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