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Little Women (1949) was a Drama - Family Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Mervyn LeRoy.

Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Jack D. MooreWon
Best CinematographyRobert Planck, Charles SchoenbaumNominated
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Little Women (2019)

By Alyson on Jan 14, 2020 From The Best Picture Project

My little boy asked me what Little Women was about; he?s often curious about the movies I go see. I explained to him simply that it?s about four sisters growing up together during the Civil War. They help each other and others through hard times and celebrate the happy times. They play, laugh, fight... Read full article


As Quatro Irm?s (1933) / Little Women (1933)

By L? on Jul 20, 2019 From Critica Retro

As Quatro Irm?s (1933) / Little Women (1933) Crist?v?o Colombo! Essa ? a express?o usada pela hero?na Jo March sempre que fica surpresa ou maravilhada. Eu tamb?m usei a express?o enquanto assistia ? vers?o de 1933 de “As Quatro Irm?s”, uma hist?ria emocionante sobre vida familiar... Read full article


From the Archives: Little Women ( 1949 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Dec 20, 2018 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

June Allyson ( Jo ), Elizabeth Taylor ( Amy ), Mary Astor ( Marmee ) and Janet Leigh ( Meg ) gather around little Margaret O'Brien ( Beth ) who has just received a piano as a present from the kindly neighbor Mr. Lawrence in this still photo from MGM's Little Women ( 1949 ). From the Archives is ou... Read full article


Little Women (1949)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 11, 2018 From 4 Star Films

In the recent days, I gained a new appreciation of June Allyson as a screen talent and in her own way she pulls off Jo March quite well though it?s needlessly difficult to begin comparing her with Katharine Hepburn or Winona Ryder. Meanwhile, Mervyn LeRoy was a capable director of many quality films... Read full article


Little Women (1933)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 10, 2018 From 4 Star Films

I still remember visiting Louisa May Alcott’s home in Massachusetts and of course, my sister read her magnum opus innumerable times when we were younger but for some reason, maybe it was a fear of what the title suggested, I still never cracked it open during my childhood. But I’ve alway... Read full article


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Jo March: [repeated several times] Christopher Columbus!


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Facts about

The basket that 'Margaret O'Brien' carries around in this movie is the same basket that Judy Garland carried in The Wizard of Oz.
This version originally was to be a David O. Selznick production. Filming began in September 1946 but David O. Selznick decided he couldn't tackle a major production so soon after the ordeal of filming Duel in the Sun so he sold the property and script to MGM. The cast for the David O. Selznick version included Jennifer Jones (Jo), Diana Lynn (Amy), Bambi Linn (Beth), Rhonda Fleming (Meg), John Dall (Laurie), Anne Revere (Marmee), Charles Coburn (Laurie's grandfather), Philip Friend (Brooke) and Constance Collier (Aunt March). Only director Mervyn LeRoy and Elizabeth Patterson (Hannah) made the transition to the MGM version. Costume tests of the actors exist.
In the novel, Amy is the youngest sister, but in order to use 'Margaret O'Brien' as Beth, Beth was made the youngest.
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