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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)

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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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

25 Days of Christmas: Little Women (1949)

on Dec 10, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published December 4th, 2012 I decided to watch all three film adaptations of Little Women as a subset of my 25 Days of Christmas.? I’ve seen them all separately, but this will be the first time I watch them in a small time-span allowing me to note similarities and differences in to... Read full article

Little Women (1933)

on Dec 3, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

The last in my series of reviews on the three adaptations of Little Women is the 1933 George Cukor version. ?This one is widely considered the de facto interpretation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, and watching it after seeing the ’49 version I realized that the latter is simply a remake ... Read full article

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Jo March: [repeated several times] Christopher Columbus!

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One of the three films June Allyson considered her personal favorites of her films.
In the scene where Beth (Margaret O'Brien) tells Jo (June Allyson) that she doesn't mind dying, June Allyson's tears were real. She was so moved by Margaret O'Brien's performance that she was sent home early, still crying, and had to pull over several times on her journey home as her tears rendered her unable to drive.
The snow in this movie was actually cornflakes.
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