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Little Women

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
8.29 /10
Katharine Hepburn , Joan Bennett , Frances Dee
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Directed by: George Cukor
Written by: Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman from Louisa May Alcott's novel

Released: 1933
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 115


Four New England sisters grow up in pre-Civil War America.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Handsomely produced costume drama with a plethora of strong female roles, expertly directed by George Cukor. Some of the acting (including Hepburn's) may be over-emphatic and theatrical for modern tastes, but overall this is the most endearing of the various versions. Despite a few sugary moments, the sisters are intensely sympathetic, especially Hepburn's tomboyish Jo; and Edna Mae Oliver contributes a welcome touch of vinegar as nasty Aunt March. Its ability to provoke tears and laughter made it Number five on Film Daily’s annual poll of the US film critics.

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