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Little Women (1933) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Spring Byington

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This is the first major film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's semi-autobiographical novel about the four March sisters' coming of age in 1860's New England. We see the quartet brave the Civil War without their father around, befriend the lonely rich boy next door, learn about altruism from Marmee (their mom), and deal with loss, separation and death.
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Unlike the feminist spirit that dominates the 1994 version, here the emphasis is on relationships. While the movie does deal with Jo March's drive to be a writer, it spends much more time on the girls mixing with one another, as well as with those around them, and mulling over life's prospects, especially romantic attachments.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Sister War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   war, Civil

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Europe    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Is this movie based on a    -   book

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