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Little Women (1978 film)

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Country  United States
7.6/10 IMDb

Director  David Lowell Rich
Language  English
Little Women (1978 film) movie poster
Writer  Louisa May Alcott, Suzanne Clauser
Release date  October 2, 1978 (1978-10-02)

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For other motion pictures of this title, see Little Women (disambiguation)


Little Women is a 1978 American television miniseries directed by David Lowell Rich and based on the classic 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott. The teleplay was written by Suzanne Clauser and is the fifth film adaptation of the Alcott classic, the previous four having been released theatrically in 1917, 1918, 1933 and 1949. The cast includes Susan Dey, Meredith Baxter Birney, Ann Dusenberry, Eve Plumb, Dorothy McGuire, William Schallert, Greer Garson, Robert Young, Richard Gilliland and William Shatner.

The three-hour miniseries was produced by Universal Television and originally aired in two parts on NBC on October 2–3, 1978.


The miniseries chronicles the lives and loves of the four March sisters – Jo (Susan Dey), Meg (Meredith Baxter Birney), Amy (Ann Dusenberry) and Beth (Eve Plumb) – growing up in Concord, Massachusetts during the American Civil War. While their father leaves for battle, the sisters must rely on each other for strength in the face of tragedies both large and small.

The March Family

  • Susan Dey as Josephine 'Jo' March
  • Meredith Baxter Birney as Meg March
  • Eve Plumb as Elizabeth 'Beth' March
  • Ann Dusenberry as Amy March
  • Dorothy McGuire as Marmee March
  • William Schallert as Jonathan March
  • Greer Garson as Aunt Kathryn March
  • The Laurence Family

  • Robert Young as Grandpa James Laurence
  • Richard Gilliland as Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence
  • Miscellaneous

  • William Shatner as Professor Friedrich Bhaer
  • Cliff Potts as John Brooke
  • Virginia Gregg as Hannah
  • Joyce Bulifant as Mrs. Kirke
  • John de Lancie as Frank Vaughn
  • Carlene Watkins as Sally Gardiner
  • Awards


  • 1979 – Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Series
  • Nominations:

  • 1979 – Emmy Award Outstanding Cinematography for a Series
  • Home media releases

    Little Women was released on a 2-disc DVD in region 1 by Koch Vision on October 9, 2007. On August 14, 2012, Entertainment One (eOne) released the miniseries on a single disc DVD.


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