Friday through Sunday, January 17-19

Little Women (1933)

The classic story of four daughters in 19th century New England gave Katharine Hepburn one of the best roles of her career.

Producer David O. Selznick, who was head of production at RKO, deserves much of the credit for the enormous success of this film. It was an early example of Selznick’s faith in classic literary material, brought to the screen with taste and production values.

“Offers endless pleasure no matter how many times you’ve seen it.” Leonard Maltin.

“A lovely, graceful film, and surprisingly faithful to the atmosphere, the Victorian sentiments, and the Victorian strengths of the Louisa May Alcott novel.” Pauline Kael.

“An example of Hollywood’s best filmmaking.” Baseline Movie Guide.

With Katharine Hepburn, Paul Lukas, Joan Bennett, Frances Dee, Jean Parker, Spring Byington, Edna May Oliver, Douglass Montgomery, Henry Stephenson, Samuel S. Hinds, John Lodge, Nydia Westman.

Directed by George Cukor. Produced by David O. Selznick, Merian C. Cooper and Kenneth MacGowan. Screenplay by Sarah Y. Mason and Victor Heerman, from the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Photographed by Henry Gerrard. Music by Max Steiner. RKO. 115 minutes.

Plays Friday through Sunday (January 17-19) at 7:30; plus 3:05 matinee Sat/Sun.

Little Women (1949)

MGM’s Technicolor version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic story, with Janet Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret O'Brien and June Allyson as the March sisters.

Elizabeth Taylor wears a blond wig as vain sister Amy.

With June Allyson, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lawford, Margaret O’Brien, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor.

Directed and produced by Mervyn Le Roy. Screenplay by Andrew Solt, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman. Photographed by Robert Planck, Charles Schoenbaum. MGM. 122 minutes.

Plays Friday through Sunday (January 17-19) at 5:15 and 9:40.