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Mr. and Mrs. March live with their four daughters Jo, Beth, Meg, and Amy in rural, antebellum New England. Mr. March accepts a position in Washington, and when he becomes ill, Mrs. March resolves to visit him. In order to raise money for the trip, Jo sells her own hair, but this proves unneccessary when Aunt March finally agrees to finance the journey. Mr. March returns to New England and rejoins his family, which later is saddened by Beth's death. Eventually, Jo, Meg, and Amy grow into womanhood and marry.
Frank De Vernon
William A. Brady also produced a stage version of the novel, which was dramatized by Marian de Forest and opened in New York on October 14, 1912. The film was shot in and around the Alcott home in Concord, MA. The home of Ralph Waldo Emerson was also shown. It opened at the Strand Theatre in New York on November 10, 1918 and played for several weeks until Famous Players-Lasky Corp. purchased it and released it as a Paramount-Artcraft Special on January 5, 1919. Alcott's novel has been filmed many times, including a 1917 British version starring G. B. Samuelson, with Alexander Butler directing; a 1933 RKO version starring Katharine Hepburn and directed by George Cukor; and a 1949 version starring June Allyson and Elizabeth Taylor, with Mervyn LeRoy directing.