Little Women (1949 film)


Little Women (1949 film)

Infobox Film
name = Little Women


caption = VHS cover of the film
director = Mervyn LeRoy
producer = Mervyn LeRoy
writer = Louisa May Alcott (novel)
Victor Heerman
Sarah Y. Mason
Andrew Solt
starring = Elizabeth Taylor
June Allyson
Janet Leigh
Margaret O'Brien
Mary Astor
Peter Lawford
Rossano Brazzi
music = Adolph Deutsch
distributor = Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
released = March 10, 1949
runtime = 121 min.
country = United States
language = English
amg_id = 1:29696
imdb_id = 0041594

"Little Women" (1949) directed by Mervyn LeRoy is based on Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Sally Benson, Victor Heerman, Sarah Y. Mason, and Andrew Solt. The original music score was composed by Adolph Deutsch.

Changes from the novel

In this version of the timeless classic, Beth March (Margaret O'Brien) is portrayed as being younger than Amy March (Elizabeth Taylor), while in the book she is older. The chapters where Laurie and Amy fall in love in Europe have been omitted.

Awards

"Winner:"
* 1950 - Academy Award for Best Art Direction - Set Decoration"Nominations:"
* 1950 - Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Robert Planck, Charles Schoenbaum)

Cast

elznick version

David O. Selznick was originally going to produce the film. Filming began in September 1946 but Selznick decided he could not tackle a major production so soon after the ordeal of filming "Duel in the Sun" (1946) so he sold the property and script to MGM. The cast for the David O. Selznick version included Jennifer Jones (Jo), Diana Lynn (Amy), Bambi Linn (Beth), Rhonda Fleming (Meg), and Anne Revere (Marmee).

ee also

*Film adaptations of the book.

External links

*imdb title|id=0041594|title=Little Women
*amg title|id=1:29696|title=Little Women


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