Little Women Overview:

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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Little Women (2019, Greta Gerwig)

on Apr 3, 2020 From The Stop Button

Little Women has two parallel timelines. There?s the present, starting in post-Civil War New York City with teacher and pulp writer Saoirse Ronan living in boarding house (where she also teaches). Then it flashes back to Ronan?s life seven years earlier, at home in rural Massachusetts; she?s the sec... Read full article

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

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Jo March: [repeated several times] Christopher Columbus!

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Facts about

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 22, 1949 with June Allyson and Peter Lawford reprising their film roles.
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.
One of the three films June Allyson considered her personal favorites of her films.
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