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Little Women

The Louisa May Alcott classic makes the warmest of masterpieces

Matt Roush

BRAVO AND A four-hanky Mother’s day salute to PBS’s Masterpiece for taking a rare detour into the American archives, proving again that the march of time has been kind to Little Women.

Perhaps the most beloved sister actin all of literature, first published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s enduring masterwork of honest sentiment is a natural for film and TV. Being a classicist (as in TCM), I tend to favor George Cukor’s 1933 version with Katharine Hepburn over the 1949 (June Allyson–Elizabeth Taylor) and 1994 (Winona Ryder) remakes. And somehow I missed the 1978 miniseries with Susan dey as Jo, Meredith Baxter as Meg and Eve Plumb (!) as Beth.

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April 30, 2018

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