Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind
Little Women

Site Support Notebook

Following is a general list of films that might be used with Louisa May Alcott programs.
This is not a comprehensive list, nor is it an ALA-previewed or recommended list. It is a starter list for libraries interested in showing films. Please preview films for their appropriateness for your audience.

Each library wishing to show films or videos to the public related to Louisa May Alcott programs must arrange for public performance rights.

Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. now offers a Movie Public Performance Site License to libraries on an annual basis. Information is at

Please share information about films and videos with other libraries on the tour through the Google Group discussion list. The ALA Public Programs Office will also pass along to you any film information we find.

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. Director, Nancy Porter. Writer, Harriet Reisen. 2009. (Each project library will receive one copy of this film, with public performance rights.)

Little Women. Director, George Cukor. Performer, Katharine Hepburn. 1933.

Little Women. Director, Mervyn Leroy. 1949.

Little Women. Director, Gilliam Armstrong. Performers, Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon. 1994.

Little Men. Director, Norman Z. McLeod. 1940.

The Inheritance. Director, Bobby Roth. 1997.