Little Women
Little Women (1949)

Of the many film versions of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, this 1949 MGM adaptation is by far the prettiest. Set in New England during the Civil War, the film relates the various adventures of the March sisters: Jo (June Allyson),… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: March 10, 1949
DVD Release Date: August 26, 2003
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

A shade less ambitious than its 1933 predecessor (which starred Katharine Hepburn and Joan Bennett), it still jerks tears with easy efficiency.

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TV Guide

This version is a well-handled retelling of the classic Louisa May Alcott tale.

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Variety Staff

The tender story, with its frank and unashamed assault on the emotions, still has its effective moments at times when the sentiment doesn't grow a little too thick.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

If anything, it has hauled back much too briskly on the strings of the heart and has strained a few muscles in the process. Its consequent agony shows.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Bandbox pretty version of the Louisa May Alcott classic while not the definitive rendering of the story is still a very enjoyable film. All the lead actresses… More
Aj V
Most women can relate somehow to the story Little Women, and there have been a couple of movies based on the book along with this one. This movie has a great… More
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
Marion Ravenwood
The best version of Little Women. I liked it very much. It's a period piece so of course I love the costumes.
Jennifer Xu
This is kind of an all-star cast, to different effect. I felt like every sister had her own personality, and weirdly enough my favorite character in this one is… More
Leo L
A personal favorite.

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