My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Genre: Classic, family
Series or set: Of course, the book has several sequels and the story continues, but there aren’t sequels to this particular movie version.
Primary actors: June Allyson, Margaret O’Brien, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor
Length: About two hours
Based on: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Time period: 1800’s, Civil War
Year it came out: 1949
My overall opinion: This version of Little Women is a fun one. The dresses are delightfully swingy and poufy, and the actors are good. Jo is perfect. Having Elizabeth Taylor as Amy is interesting…she’s not quite right, but she does a pretty job over all. One annoying thing, well, actually, two…the girls don’t grow at all through the whole movie. Not really. And Beth looks and sometimes seems younger than Amy – Amy does a lot of speaking for her, and Beth seems like a youngest child. Which she wasn’t. So that was a mite annoying too. However, we love this version for one scene that always sends us all into gales of laughter – Laurie getting pushed off a rock after trying to romance Jo. It’s hilarious, and the biggest thing we always remember. I really like the version and recommend it!
Left to Right: Beth, Meg, Jo, Amy.