- Original title
- Running time
- 115 min.
- United States
Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman (Novel: Louisa May Alcott)
Henry Gerrard (B&W)
Edna May Oliver,
RKO Radio Pictures
Drama | 19th Century. American Civil War
- Movie Groups
Louisa May Alcott Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- Josephine March and her three sisters Margaret, Amy, and Beth grow up with their mother's guidance while their father fights in the American Civil War (1861 to 1865). The vivacious quartet are very close and happy despite limited means. Laurie Laurence, the well off boy next door, takes a liking to Jo, and his tutor John Brooke eyes older sister Margaret during a party. Margaret marries Mr. Brooke but Jo rejects Laurie's proposal and moves to New York for new adventures. When Beth starts to lose her battle with Scarlet Fever Jo returns to her deathbed. Sister Amy returns married to Jo's one true love, Laurie, and we wonder if she will ever find someone to replace him.
: Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay. 3 Nominations
: National Board of Review (NBR): Top 10 films
: Venice Film Festival: Best Actress (Katharine Hepburn). Official Selection
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