Little Women
Little Women (1933)

George Cukor directed this classic adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's sentimental novel with a shimmering lavishness that is a prime example of the classic Hollywood style at its best. The story concerns the lives of four New England… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 16, 1933
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2001
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

The film begins in a gentle fashion and slips away smoothly without any forced attempt to help the finish to linger in the minds of the audience.

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Emanuel Levy

Cukor directed the second and best of the four screen versions of this classic novel, starring Katharine Hepburn, who gives an extraordinary performance as the sensitive tomboy.

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TV Guide

Released during the depths of the Depression, Little Women buoyed Americans' spirits. It still does.

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Fernando F. Croce

Translucent portrait of the artist as tomboy

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Star-graced Cukor production is classic.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

A solid adaptation and crisp direction by Cukor.

Dan Jardine
Slant Magazine

One of Hollywood's original chick flicks by one of its original chick flick directors (George Cukor).

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Part comedy of manners, part morality tale, Little Women is more interested in its heroines "conquering themselves" than in a man conquering their hearts.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

A twee fantasy of frictionless sorority and romantic deaths as scant diversion from the carnage of the Civil War.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
erika bruhns
Little women are about 4 women that grew up in the Civil War period. They were face with hardships like having their father off fighting in the war, being poor… More
Dean McKenna
Sweet, funny and perfectly cast! George Cukor's <i>Little Women</i> is far and away the best of the four versions of Louisa May Alcott's… More
Jennifer Xu
Hepburn is such a clown, but the rest are inordinately dull. And one star turn does not a movie make.
John Ballantine
A story that has been done to death had its origins back in the thirties with Kate Hepburn just starting out in her acting career. It is easy to see in this… More
jay nixon
Good if dated version of the Alcott perennial. The story is faithful to the book but some of the acting and filming techniques show signs of the film's… More
Audrey Lush
A favorite book from childhood that made for a very good film adaptation. Even the dreaded remake was very good.