LIttle Women (1949)

MGM Synopsis:
This lush and beautifully photographed production of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel contains more star power than any of its predecessors or successors in the 20th century. The setting is Concord, Massachusetts, during the Civil War, and Marmee (Mary Astor) is attempting to raise her four teenage daughters in a time of deprivation and with her husband away fighting the war. June Allyson stars as Jo, the tomboy bookworm. Margaret O'Brien plays the selfless and tragic Beth. Elizabeth Taylor, in a perfect casting choice, plays the artistic Amy, and beautiful Janet Leigh takes on the role of responsible Meg. All of these stars turn in fine performances under the experienced coaching of director Mervyn LeRoy.

Cast left to right: June Allyson (Jo), Peter Lawford (Laurie), Janet Leigh (Meg),
Elizabeth Taylor (Amy), Margaret O'Brien (Beth) and Mary Astor (Marmee)

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4 comments:

  1. Many changes, but a beautiful version. The first I've ever watched. :) Love Jo. ^_^

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  2. I love this version, too. June Allyson is my favorite Jo. I always love June and Peter Lawford together.

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  3. From what I've heard, I'll have to check this one out!

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