- Little Women (1933 film)
name = Little Women
caption = Little Women film poster
Merian C. Cooper
Louisa May Alcott(novel)
Sarah Y. Mason
RKO Radio Pictures
16 November, 1933
runtime = 117 min.
language = English
amg_id = 1:29694
imdb_id = 0024264
"Little Women" is a monochrome (b&w) with sound 1933 film made by
RKOand directed by George Cukorfrom a screenplay by Sarah Y. Masonand Victor Heerman, based upon Louisa May Alcott's classic novel of the same name.
1933- Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay
1933- Academy Award for Best Picture
Katharine Hepburn- Josephine 'Jo' March:The star, at age 25. This was her fourth film, very early in her career, for which she won the 1934 - Golden Medal - Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival. She displays the athletic physicality for which she became known.
Joan Bennett- Amy March
Paul Lukas- Prof. Bhaer
Jean Parker- Elizabeth 'Beth' March
Frances Dee- Margaret 'Meg' March/Brooke
Douglass Montgomery- Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence
Spring Byington- Marmee March
Henry Stephenson- Mr. Laurence
Back of DVD
"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 charming 1933 version of Louisa May Alcott's novel won overwhelming support (plus an Oscar for Best Adaption Screenplay). It also looks and sound its best in years via this new digital transfer from restored fine-grain film elements and optical audio tracks. All gawky tomboyishness and spunk, Katharine Hepburnis Jo, the center of the Civil War-era tale of heart and hearth (revisited in 1949 and 1994 versions)."
*2001 DVD Turner Entertainment Co & WB - Region 1; ISBN 0-7907-4589-5; UPC 1256951592; Extras: scoring session music cues.
*Film adaptations of the book.
*imdb title|id=0024264|title=Little Women
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