This unabashedly sentimental adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel remains, to this day, an example of Hollywood's best filmmaking, as it tells the captivating Civil War-era story of four independent New England sisters--Jo (Katharine Hepburn), Amy (Joan Bennett), Meg (Frances Dee), and
Beth (Jean Parker) March. Jo, who wants to leave home and become a writer, stays on for the good of the family, but when Meg plans to marry, Jo leaves for New York, fearing that the family will disintegrate. There she meets a professor who helps her with both her anger and her writing. Meanwhile,
Amy falls in love with and marries Jo's old sweetheart (Douglass Montgomery). Beth, h...