A lavish fourth filming of the classic novel of New England family life in the 1860s (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 production (Mildred Natwick took over her role in the later series).
John De Lancie
Robert G Ahlers
Louisa May Alcott
Howard E. Johnson
Aired in United States October 2, 1978
Aired in United States October 3, 1978