Little Women (1919)

Drama | 5 January 1919

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HISTORY

William A. Brady also produced a stage version of the novel, which was dramatized by Marian de Forest and opened in New York on 14 Oct 1912. The film was shot in and around the Alcott home in Concord, MA. The home of Ralph Waldo Emerson was also shown. It opened at the Strand Theatre in New York on 10 Nov 1918 and played for several weeks until Famous Players-Lasky Corp. purchased it and released it as a Paramount-Artcraft Special on 5 Jan 1919. Alcott's novel has been filmed many times, including a 1917 British version starring G. B. Samuelson, with Alexander Butler directing; a 1933 RKO version starring Katharine Hepburn and directed by George Cukor; and a 1949 version starring June Allyson and Elizabeth Taylor, with Mervyn LeRoy directing. ...

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William A. Brady also produced a stage version of the novel, which was dramatized by Marian de Forest and opened in New York on 14 Oct 1912. The film was shot in and around the Alcott home in Concord, MA. The home of Ralph Waldo Emerson was also shown. It opened at the Strand Theatre in New York on 10 Nov 1918 and played for several weeks until Famous Players-Lasky Corp. purchased it and released it as a Paramount-Artcraft Special on 5 Jan 1919. Alcott's novel has been filmed many times, including a 1917 British version starring G. B. Samuelson, with Alexander Butler directing; a 1933 RKO version starring Katharine Hepburn and directed by George Cukor; and a 1949 version starring June Allyson and Elizabeth Taylor, with Mervyn LeRoy directing.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Aug 18
p. 890.
ETR
23 Nov 18
p. 1959, 1995
MPW
23 Nov 18
p. 856.
MPW
26 Oct 18
p. 544.
New York Times
11 Nov 18
p. 13.
NYDM
23 Nov 18
p. 774.
Variety
15 Nov 18
p. 45.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 January 1919
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
25 December 1919
LP13355
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,433
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Mr. and Mrs. March live with their four daughters Jo, Beth, Meg, and Amy in rural, antebellum New England. Mr. March accepts a position in Washington, and when he becomes ill, Mrs. March resolves to visit him. In order to raise money for the trip, Jo sells her own hair, but this proves unneccessary when Aunt March finally agrees to finance the journey. Mr. March returns to New England and rejoins his family, which later is saddened by Beth's death. Eventually, Jo, Meg, and Amy grow into womanhood and ...

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Mr. and Mrs. March live with their four daughters Jo, Beth, Meg, and Amy in rural, antebellum New England. Mr. March accepts a position in Washington, and when he becomes ill, Mrs. March resolves to visit him. In order to raise money for the trip, Jo sells her own hair, but this proves unneccessary when Aunt March finally agrees to finance the journey. Mr. March returns to New England and rejoins his family, which later is saddened by Beth's death. Eventually, Jo, Meg, and Amy grow into womanhood and marry.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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