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Little Women (1933) Review


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Call me a heathen, but I'm a modern guy with modern sensibilities. And as such, I expect the same sensibilities from my Little Women, which I greatly prefer in its 1994 incarnation.

Sure, Winona Ryder was 23 when she starred as the "little" Jo March, but Katherine Hepburn was 26, and Kate has always looked old for her age. The credibility problem is just one issue I have with the film, which isn't terribly well-acted (Hepburn's phony crying ruins many a scene) or compellingly plotted. It speaks volumes about the quality of films in the early 1930s (when the Depression made sap look good) that Little Women was nominated for Best Picture and won Best Writing at the Academy Awards.

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Little Women Star Dee Dies


Frances Dee Gary Cooper Ronald Colman Katharine Hepburn Joel McCrea

LITTLE WOMEN star Frances Dee has died after suffering a stroke - she was 94.

The actress - who shot to fame in the 1930s - starred alongside some of old Hollywood's biggest names, including Gary Cooper, Ronald Colman and Katharine Hepburn.

Dee had a stroke three weeks ago (FEB04) and passed away on Saturday (06MAR04) in the NORWALK HOSPITAL in Connecticut, with her son PETER McCREA by her side.

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