The 1949 movie Little Women (set in 1861) and the 1944 musical Meet Me in St. Louis (which is set in 1903) and are two popular — and surprisingly similar — movies. This article details some of the many features that these movies have in common.
Both movies revolve around individual families residing in the leafy suburbs of American cities (Concord, Massachusetts and St. Louis, Missouri). The family in Little Women consists of: father Mr. March (Leon Ames), mother Marmee (Mary Astor), and daughters (in order of descending age) Meg (Janet Leigh), Jo (June Allyson), Amy (Elizabeth Taylor), and Beth (Margaret O’Brien). The family in Meet Me in St. Louis consists of: father Mr. Alonzo Smith (Leon Ames), mother Mrs. Anna Smith (Mary Astor), son Lon, Jr. (Henry H. Daniels, Jr.), and daughters (in order of descending age) Rose (Lucille Bremer), Esther (Judy Garland), Agnes (Joan Carroll), and “Tootie” (Margaret … Read More