Little Women

Synopsis: Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by thier beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie.
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Director(s): George Cukor
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
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115 min

Now you are so tall and turn up your hair,

you must remember you're a young lady.

No, I'm not. And if turning up my hair

makes me so, I'll wear it down till I'm 100.


As for you, Amy, your absurd words

are as bad as Jo's slang.

Your airs are funny now,

but you'll grow into an affected goose...

...unless you take care.

If Jo is a tomboy and Amy's a goose,

what am I, please?

You're a dear and nothing else.

We're three ungrateful wretches

who don't deserve you.

Wait until I become a famous author

and make my fortune.

Then we'll all ride in fine carriages,

dressed like Flo King...

...snubbing Amy's friends and telling

Aunt March to go to the dickens.

Let's rehearse.

We'll start with the fainting scene.

You're as stiff as a poker in that, Amy.

Well, I can't help it.

I've never seen anyone faint...

...and I don't intend to make myself

black-and-blue tumbling as flat as you do.

It's easy if you'll only watch me. Come on.

- Lf I can drop gracefully, I'll...

- Now, when I come in...'ll see the horrible look in my eyes

and you shrink back trembling.

Go ahead.

Get into the mood, Amy.

Now, when I start toward you,

with wicked intentions...

Oh, Amy, you...

...draw back in horror,

covering your eyes with your hands.

"Roderigo, Roderigo!

"Save me, save me!"

There, now you see? Now, it's easy.

Now, here I come.

"Roderigo, Roderigo!

"Save me, save me!"

- You were marvelous.

- That was lovely.

Glad to find you so merry, my girls.

- Darling.

- Marmee.

- How is your cold, Meg?

- Much better.

Beth, dear, kiss me, baby.

Thank you, Jo. Thank you, dear.

- You look tired to death, Jo.

- No, Marmee, I'm not tired.

- Your slippers are all ready now.

- That's my Bethie, dearie.

Did you have a hard day, Marmee?

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Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (; November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she also grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Alcott's family suffered from financial difficulties, and while she worked to help support the family from an early age, she also sought an outlet in writing. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard, under which she wrote novels for young adults that focused on spies, revenge, and cross dressers. Published in 1868, Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts, and is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The novel was very well received and is still a popular children's novel today, filmed several times. Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist and remained unmarried throughout her life. She died from a stroke, two days after her father died, in Boston on March 6, 1888. more…

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