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      Little Women

      1978 3h 20m Drama List
      Reviews 65% Audience Score 100+ Ratings With her husband fighting in the Civil War, Marmee March (Dorothy McGuire) has her hands full raising four girls. Hot-tempered Jo (Susan Dey) dreams of being a writer, growing close to German intellectual Professor Bhaer (William Shatner). Her more temperate sister, Meg (Meredith Baxter Birney), defends younger sibling Amy (Ann Dusenberry) from Jo's fits of rage, while shy Beth (Eve Plumb) gets along well with everyone. The sisters grow up and get married, expanding their close-knit family. Read More Read Less

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      Mike P One of the better versions of the famous story, which was both an Emmy winner, a critical hit and a ratings winner when it came out in 1978. (And it even spawned a short lived TV series spinoff). And it effectively exploits the gimmick of having famous family sitcom stars as the leads: With Brady Bunch's Eve Plumb playing Beth, Partridge Family's Susan Dey playing Jo, Family and Family Ties' Meredith Baxter Britney playing Meg, and Father Knows Best's Robert Young playing Mr. Lawrence; (and Star Trek's William Shatner as Professor Bhaer). And they all put in good performances; and I appreciate that the TV movie is longer and covers more subject matter from the original source novel than the feature films do. The budget is sort of obviously cheap; but beyond that this is an excellent production. Recommended Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/08/24 Full Review Audience Member I remember watching this when I was younger as Little Women has always been a favorite of mine. I recently purchased the DVD of this to revisit it... It's not horrible but it's not great either. It's rather 70's in look and feel. I believe the 1994 version with Winona Ryder is probably my favorite but this will do... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member I thought it was better then Christian Bale and Riders adaption with keeping within the budget they had.. Shatner played a good Professor and they included Frank Vaughn. It does look and feel like 70's TV but they did a great job with what they had then. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie wasn't as good as the version with Christian Bale and Winona Ryder but it was still pretty good. It definitely got a few tears out of me. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Adequate retelling of the story but its TV origins are obvious, the winter outdoor scenes are especially clearly sets, and the leading actresses performances are only okay, the real performances to watch are old pros McGuire, Young and particularly Greer Garson whose vinegary portrait of old Aunt March is a delight. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member It's okay, but the previous and 90's versions are much better. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis With her husband fighting in the Civil War, Marmee March (Dorothy McGuire) has her hands full raising four girls. Hot-tempered Jo (Susan Dey) dreams of being a writer, growing close to German intellectual Professor Bhaer (William Shatner). Her more temperate sister, Meg (Meredith Baxter Birney), defends younger sibling Amy (Ann Dusenberry) from Jo's fits of rage, while shy Beth (Eve Plumb) gets along well with everyone. The sisters grow up and get married, expanding their close-knit family.
      Director
      David Lowell Rich
      Producer
      David Victor
      Screenwriter
      Suzanne Clauser
      Production Co
      Universal/Universal Int
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 14, 2012
      Runtime
      3h 20m