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Little Women

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(NBC, 10/2/1978 and 10/3/1978, 2 Parts, 120 mins each, 4 hours). A lavish fourth filming of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel of family life during the Civil War (previously made in 1919, 1933 and 1949), and the sixth (at least) TV presentation, sparking a weekly series that began in January 1979. Dorothy McGuire, playing Marmee here and in the series, had been scheduled to portray Meg in David O. Selznick’s abortive 1947 movie version, while Greer Garson made her TV-movie debut in this sugarplum production (Mildred Natwick took over her role in the later series). Robert Young here was reunited with McGuire, with whom he had costarred in the 1940s in “Claudia,” “Claudia and David” and “The Enchanted Cottage.” (He also costarred with Garson in “That Forsyte Woman.”) This version ran in two parts over four hours.

Production Companies Groverton Productions, Universal Television. Director David Lowell Rich. Producer David Victor. Teleplay Suzanne Clauser. Based on the Novel by Louisa May Alcott. Photography Joseph Biroc. Music Elmer Bernstein. Editor Donald Douglas., Jim Benson. Art Director Howard E. Johnson. Costumes Edith Head.

Cast Meredith Baxter Birney (Meg March), Susan Dey (Jo March), Ann Dusenberry (Amy March), Eve Plumb (Beth March), Dorothy McGuire (Marmee), Robert Young (Grandpa Lawrence), Greer Garson (Aunt March), Richard Gilliland (Laurie), Cliff Potts (John Brooke), William Shatner (Professor Bhaer), William Schallert (Reverend March), Virginia Gregg (Hannah), Joyce Bulifant (Mrs. Kirke), John de Lancie (Frank Vaughn), Carlene Watkins (Sally Gardiner), Logan Ramsey (J.T. Dashwood), Carol Baxter (Mrs. Hummel), Ben Wright (Doctor), Henry Sutton (Symms), Chesley Uxbridge (Concierge), Steven Monde, Robert G. Ahlers, Beth Windsor, Mallory Sanoler, Christian Vance.

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