Jo March and her sisters Meg, Beth, and Amy live in a happy family in Concord, Massachusetts. Jo yearns to be a writer, and through the course of the years, finds much within her own family to write about
The film that is being sent is not the 1918 silent picture. That appears to be a consistent issue (note other reviews). I received the first half of the 1950 Westinghouse TV drama, which is pretty interesting (I disagree with some of the other reviews). It also includes some wonderful advertisements for Westinghouse products.
I had really hoped to see the 1918 version, but the problem appears to be systematic (I rec'd the wrong film three times)
This is painfully bad - almost to the so-bad-it's-good extent, but not quite. Which is worse, because it's just BAD. Starting with a Jo March who looks like a 45 year old comedienne from from the Catskills, to the fact that the action starts in the middle of book 2, this weird, made-for-early-television, super-condensed version is cringe-worthy. Skip it. Read the book, again.
Seriously a terrible remake of a classic. All the move remakes of the book put this sorry effort to shame. No character seems age appropriate and Beth did not seem a bit frail. This should have been left alone.
What a disappointment. I ordered this movie as it lists all the stars from the 1918 silent version and even states that it's the 1918 version on the cover. It turned out to be a TALKIE and is NOT the 1918 version. I have returned it to Amazon for a full refund. Please be aware of this if you are contemplating buying it as a silent movie.
Wonderful 1950 black-and-white episode of a television-series-adaptation of the novel, "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott, one of my favorite authors and has been since I was a little girl. This is one 60-minute episode, and is actually Episode 18 of Season 3 according to IMDB, that aired December 25, 1950 and is entitled "Little Women: Jo's Story". (The previous episode, "Little Women: Meg's Story", aired December 18, 1950.) Nancy Marchand plays the role of Jo, and this is one of her earliest performances. (SPOILER ALERT: This episode starts when Meg has already married and has twins, Amy is about to tour Europe, and Jo is about to move to New York City.)
This series is a Studio One television show sponsored by Westinghouse, and includes a charming dishwasher commercial with Betty Furness. If you have seen any of the Jane Austen television adaptations, this Little Women adaptation will remind you somewhat of those because it is shot entirely on a stage. Also, it fairly closely follows the novel.
I can't find any of the other episodes on Amazon or netflix, and I'm disappointed as I would love to see the entire series.