Little Women (1917 film)

Little Women is a 1917 British silent drama film directed by Alexander Butler and starring Daisy Burrell, Mary Lincoln and Minna Grey. It was the first film adaptation of the American novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It is now considered a lost film.[2]

Little Women
Directed byAlexander Butler
Produced byG.B. Samuelson
Screenplay byLouisa May Alcott
Based onLittle Women
Louisa May Alcott
StarringDaisy Burrell
Mary Lincoln
Minna Grey
Milton Rosmer
Distributed byMoss Films
Release date
17 September 1917
Running time
5 reels[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles



  1. Low p.293
  2. Cartmell & Whelehan p.81


  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1914-1918. Routledge, 2005.
  • Cartmell, Deborah & Whelehan, Imelda. Adaptations: From Text to Screen, Screen to Text. Routledge, 1999

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