Meet Jo, Beth, Amy and Meg. They're the March sisters, the Little Women of Mervyn LeRoy's Academy Award -winning* Technicolor version of the cherished Louisa May Alcott novel. Set during the Civil War, it chronicles the Marches' lives and loves, underscoring the era's expectations about a woman's place in the world. Golden-tressed Elizabeth Taylor portrays pretentious Amy, Janet Leigh is earnest Meg, and Margaret O'Brien is dear, tragedy-stricken Beth. June Allyson plays spunky Jo, resolved to be a writer but unaware that the elusive muse she seeks is the life she shares with her sisters and mother (Mary Astor). A movie of "admirable beauty" (New York Post) and irresistible warmth, Little Women looms large.