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Little Women

Released Nov 16, 1933 1h 56m Drama List
89% Tomatometer 19 Reviews 78% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings
The endearing saga of the March sisters -- Meg (Frances Dee), Jo (Katharine Hepburn), Amy and Beth -- who come of age in New England during the Civil War, is based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel. With Mr. March away fighting for the Union cause, the girls and their beloved mother, Marmee (Spring Byington), manage to keep their spirits up through dire economic and emotional crises, until Jo's literary aspirations and Meg's romance with a teacher threaten to pull the sisters apart. Read More Read Less
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Dan Jardine Slant Magazine One of Hollywood's original chick flicks by one of its original chick flick directors (George Cukor). Rated: 77/100 Aug 6, 2010 Full Review Alfred Rushford Greason Variety [An] intelligent, grown up rendition of the Louisa Alcott classic. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Geoff Andrew Time Out Cukor mines a rich vein of sentiment, never over-stepping the mark into slush, but it is Hepburn's Jo, making a subversive choice of what she wants her life to be, who ensures that the cosiness isn't everything. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Quite faithful to the book, this triumph features sparkling dialogue and moving vignettes brought to life by a superb cast. Rated: 3.5/4 Sep 9, 2023 Full Review Shadow Stage Photoplay [Little Women is] improved by its superbly beautiful screen translation, because the rich character and depth possessed by the story have been freed from the somewhat saccharine sentimentality which overlaid them in the book. Oct 8, 2020 Full Review Eduardo Guaitsel Cine-Mundial There is no proper argument: the work is limited to presenting the meek life of an extremely sentimental family. [Full review in Spanish] Oct 8, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Krinkles nice of the princess to invite us over for a picnic, gay luigi? i hope she made lots of spaghetti! luigi, look, it's from bowser. dear pesky plumbers, the koopalings and i have taken over the mushroom kingdom. the princess is now a permanent guest at one of our 7 koopa hotels. we've gotta find the princess! and YOU'VE gotta help us! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/01/23 Full Review Sachin E There is a phony cheeriness and foolish optimism throughout the film that do not match the period it is set in Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/27/23 Full Review john m Not as good as the 2019 one but this is still a nice and sweet film for this time of year. Watching these girls being played by different actresses might have to be a new hobby of mine. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Much rested on the slender shoulders of Little Women. Hollywood wanted to see if an adapted literary classic could strike box office gold. Jo March and her sisters nimbly shouldered the load. Directed by George Cukor, this won overwhelming support. It also looks and sounds its best in years via the new digital transfer from restored fine grain film elements. All gawky tomboyishness and spunk, Hepburn is Jo, the center of the Civil War era tale of heart and hearth. Released during the depths of the Depression, it buoyed Americans' spirits. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Ethan S A fairly satisfying take on the classic novel following the coming-of-age of the March sisters during and after the American Civil War. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/19/21 Full Review georgan g Amazing Kate Hepburn in a great rendition of this classic. The rest of the cast were wonderful making this a new favorite of mine! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The endearing saga of the March sisters -- Meg (Frances Dee), Jo (Katharine Hepburn), Amy and Beth -- who come of age in New England during the Civil War, is based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel. With Mr. March away fighting for the Union cause, the girls and their beloved mother, Marmee (Spring Byington), manage to keep their spirits up through dire economic and emotional crises, until Jo's literary aspirations and Meg's romance with a teacher threaten to pull the sisters apart.
Director
George Cukor
Screenwriter
Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman
Distributor
RKO Radio Pictures
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 16, 1933, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 1, 2008
Runtime
1h 56m
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