Little Women

Synopsis: The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- struggle to make ends meet in their New England household while their father is away fighting in the Civil War. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, often with neighbor Laurie (Peter Lawford) as a companion. As they mature, they face burgeoning ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, all the while maintaining their unbreakable bond.
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Director(s): Mervyn LeRoy
Production: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

till the end of Act Five...

you haven't the slightest idea

who you are.

- Does Meg know?

- Of course I do.

Then I want to know, too.

Why should I always be so "igonorent"?

Simply because if you know who you are,

the play is over.

It's too long anyway.

- Please, after all, it's my play.

- And the best we've had yet.

Jo's a regular Shakespeare.

It's nothing, really.

Now, ready?

Are you ready?

I'm Hugo.

I come in,

and with wicked intentions, I say...

Then I move closer.

- Come and get your tea, girls.

- Don't we ever have coffee anymore?

Coffee is scarce and dear.

The ships are needed in the war.

There ain't no time to go to Brazil

and bring back coffee for Miss Amy March.

And some folks

seem to have nothing better to do...

than to pry into other folks' business.

- Who is it, Hannah?

- That Laurence boy.

- What Laurence boy?

- Mr. Laurence's grandson.

I didn't know the old fusspot

had a grandson.

He just came last week.

But from what I can find out,

he must be a fine one.

- Why? What's he done?

- First he ran away from school.

That's the bravest thing I've ever heard of.

Couldn't trace him anywhere.

When they did find him,

he was in an Army hospital, wounded.

He'd joined up under another name

and lied about his age.

How perfectly splendid!

I should like to do the same.

Fine soldier you'd make.

- Jo, don't!

- It's our private property.

- I can look out of it as much as I like.

- You're every bit as bad as he is.

There he is.

Amy, Beth, stand back a little.

Well, I'm glad he's a boy.

I'd like to know a boy for a change

and have a little fun.

Don't say such things.

I wonder how I could get to know him.

I wish our cat would get lost

and he'd bring it back.

Then we'd get to talking.

I don't think that's very romantic.

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Andrew Solt

Andrew Solt (born 13 December 1947) is an American producer, director, and writer of documentary films. Solt has had a long career in television. A frequent focus of his documentaries is rock and roll music, its history and star performers.Solt owns the rights to The Ed Sullivan Show library, and has produced more than 100 hours of new programming from the archive. more…

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