- 1. Excuse me.
- 2. I was looking for
the Weekly Volcano office.
- 3. I wish to see Mr. Dashwood.
- 4. A friend of mine desired me
to offer a story by her.
- 5. She... She wrote it.
- 6. - She'd be glad to write more if this suits.
- Not a first attempt, I take it.
- 7. No, sir. She has sold to Olympic
- 8. and got a prize for a tale
at the Blarneystone Banner.
- 9. A prize?
- 10. Yes.
- 11. Sit.
- 12. We'll take this.
- 13. Oh, you will?
- 14. With alterations. It's too long.
- 15. Uh... but you've cut...
- 16. I took care to have
a few of my sinners repent.
- 17. The countryjust went through a war.
- 18. People want to be amused,
not preached at.
- 19. Morals don't sell nowadays.
- 20. Perhaps mention that
to your friend.
- 21. What compensation...?
How do you...?
- 22. We pay 25 to 30 for things
of this sort.
- 23. We'll pay 20 for that.
- 24. You can have it. Make the edits.
- 25. Should I tell my friend that you'll take
another if she had one better than this?
- 26. We'll look at it.
Tell her to make it short and spicy.
- 27. And if the main character's a girl,
make sure she's married by the end.
- 28. - Or dead. Either way.
- Excuse me?
- 29. What name would she like put to the story?
- 30. Oh, uh... Yes, none at all, if you please.
- 31. Just as she likes, of course.
- 32. Oh, well... ha, ha.
- 33. Good morning, sir. Good day.
- 34. Yes!
- 35. My Beth would like you very much.
- 36. - I'd like a room for two people.
- Perfect. That's 4.50 a week.
- 37. - And that's a good price.
- Isn't that a little expensive?
- 38. This is a boardinghouse, not a charity.
- 39. I need the rent on time.
- 40. Good afternoon, Miss March.
- 41. Oh, good afternoon.
- 42. You're on fire.
- 43. Thank you.
- 44. You're on fire!
- 45. Oh! Oh!
- 46. - Thank you.
- I have the same habit. You see?
- 47. Oh.
- 48. Kitty and Minnie are waiting.
- 49. - Oh... My students need me.
- Always working.
- 50. Money is the end and aim of
my mercenary existence.
- 51. No one gets ink stains like yours
just out of a desire for money.
- 52. My sister Amy's in Paris,
and until she marries someone wealthy,
- 53. it's up to me to keep the family afloat.
- 54. Goodbye.
- 55. The Decadents have ruined Paris,
if you ask me.
- 56. These French women couldn't lift
- 57. - Amy!
- 58. I said, these French women
couldn't lift a hairbrush.
- 59. - Oh, yes. Very true, Aunt March.
- 60. Don't humor me, girl.
- 61. What do they write,
your troublemaking family?
- 62. Mother doesn't say anything
- 63. - I feel I should go back, but they all say, "Stay."
- You can do nothing if you go back.
- 64. The girl is sick, not lonely.
- 65. And you shouldn't go home until you
and Fred Vaughn are properly engaged.
- 66. Yes, and until I've completed
all of my painting lessons of course.
- 67. Ye... Oh, yes, yes.
- 68. Of course.
- 69. - Stop the carriage! Laurie!
- What are you doing?
- 70. - Laurie, Laurie, Laurie!
- 71. - Laurie!
- 72. Amy!
- 73. How are you?
- 74. - You've grown so much.
- You wrote you'd meet me at the hotel.
- 75. - I couldn't find you.
- You didn't look hard enough.
- 76. - I didn't recognize you. You're so beautiful now.
- Stop it.
- 77. - I thought you liked that.
- Where's your grandfather?
- 78. In Germany. He's still traveling.
I'm traveling on my own now. Just relaxing.
- 79. - Flirting and gambling and drinking.
- Yes. Don't tell your mother.
- 80. Are you chasing some young girl
- 81. No.
- 82. I couldn't believe Jo turned you down.
I'm so sorry.
- 83. Don't be, Amy. I... I'm not.
- 84. Amy!
- 85. Amy March!
- 86. - Come back here right this instant! Come.
- Aunt March.
- 87. Come on.
- 88. - Aren't you looking grand?
- Get him off me!
- 89. We need to be somewhere. Off you go!
- 90. Come to the New Year's Eve party.
Everyone will be there, including Fred.
- 91. Pick me up at the hotel at 8,
The Chavain. Oh...
- 92. Oh, and, Laurie, dress for festivities!
- 93. Top hats and silks!
- 94. I will. I'll wear my best silk.
- 95. It's Laurie.
- 96. I know.
- 97. Twenty yards of the blue silk, as well as pink.
Someone will be by for it later.
- 98. Oh, Meg, that'd look lovely on you.
I know just the dressmaker to send you to.
- 99. - You'll be the prettiest wife in Concord.
- Oh, I...
- 100. John needs a new coat for winter,
and Daisy and Demi need new clothes, I...
- 101. - And his wife needs a new dress.
- I can't. It's...
- 102. I just can't.
- 103. He'll be so pleased with how you look,
he'll forget all about the expense.
- 104. I don't suppose it's too much
- 105. Will 20 yards do?
- 106. - Yes.
- Very good.
- 107. Fifty dollars? What was I thinking?
- 108. - Mommy!
- 109. Oh, my loves.
- 110. Go play.
- 111. Beth!
- 112. Beth?
- 113. There lies your way, due west.
- 114. Then westward ho!
- 115. Grace and good disposition attend,
- 116. You'll nothing, madam,
to my lord by me?
- 117. Stay, I prithee, tell me
what thou thinkest of me.
- 118. That you do think you are not what you are.
- 119. - If I think so, I think the same of you.
- Then think you right, I am not what I am.
- 120. Like, a big one.
Like, a big one... Like that.
- 121. Excuse me?
- 122. I only speak English. I'm sorry, what?
- 123. - What did you say?
- Come dance!
- 124. Oh!
- 125. I know exactly who I wanna dance with.
- 126. - Who will you dance with, Jo?
- I never dance.
- 127. Why can't we all go? It's not fair.
- 128. - Just wear your regular shoes.
- These fit last winter.
- 129. My nose will not look refined.
- 130. - I like your nose.
- Now, Jo.
- 131. Don't touch me, thanks. I already
feel ridiculous. I don't wanna look it.
- 132. - You could be pretty if you tried.
- Don't want to. Won't do it.
- 133. I don't want to go,
but I wish I could hear the music.
- 134. - I'll keep it in my head and sing it for you.
- Ought they to smoke like that?
- 135. It's the dampness drying.
- 136. What a queer smell, like burnt feathers.
- 137. Now I'll take this off
and you'll see a perfect ringlet.
- 138. Why is her hair off?
- 139. - Meg, I'm so sorry.
- What have you done?
- 140. Sorry. You shouldn't have
asked me to do it.
- 141. Marmee!
- 142. I can't go, I'm spoiled!
- 143. My hair!
- 144. Don't stare, don't put your hands behind your back,
don't say "Christopher Columbus" or "capital."
- 145. - All right.
- Don't shake hands. Don't whistle.
- 146. Meg March, you look so pretty.
- 147. Meg.
- 148. Thank you.
- 149. No, it's so early. No.
- 150. Fine.
- 151. - Ooh! Sorry. I didn't know anyone was here.
- Not at all. Stay if you like.
- 152. - I won't disturb you?
- No. I don't know many people here.
- 153. - I felt rather strange at first, you know?
- Mm-hm. So do I.
- 154. - Miss March, isn't it?
- Yes, Mr. Laurence, but I'm not Miss March.
- 155. - I'm only Jo.
- And I'm not Mr. Laurence, I'm only Laurie.
- 156. Don't you dance?
- 157. I don't know how you do things here yet.
I've spent most of my life in Europe.
- 158. Europe! Oh, that's capital!
- 159. Shouldn't use words like that.
- 160. - Says who?
- Oh, Meg. She's my older sister. Here.
- 161. Um...
- 162. Oh, that's her. See?
- 163. - The girl in the violet dress.
- 164. It's very pretty.
- 165. She reminds me to be good,
so Father will be proud when he returns.
- 166. Where is he?
- 167. He volunteered for the Union Army.
- 168. I wanted to go fight with him. I can't get over
my disappointment in being a girl.
- 169. Jo, would you like to dance with me?
- 170. I can't because... Mm.
- 171. Because of what?
- 172. - You won't tell?
- 173. I scorched my dress. See? There.
- 174. Meg told me to keep still,
so no one would see it.
- 175. You can laugh if you want to.
It's funny, I know.
- 176. I have an idea of how we can manage.
- 177. - What?
- My foot.
- 178. - I've hurt my ankle.
- 179. How am I gonna get home?
- 180. I don't see what you can do, except get
a carriage or stay here all night.
- 181. - Carriages are too expensive.
- Let me take you. It's right next door.
- 182. Oh, no, thank you. We cannot accept.
- 183. You must take mine, please?
- 184. No. It's so early.
You can't mean to leave yet.
- 185. I always leave early. I do, truly.
- 186. What choice do you have, hm?
- 187. - I told you those shoes were too small...
- Goodness gracious.
- 188. What have you done?
- 189. She's lame and can't walk.
- 190. Clear that chair.
You're supposed to be asleep.
- 191. All right, help your sister,
then back to bed.
- 192. Make room. Meg is a wounded soldier.
- 193. I sprained my ankle.
- 194. Meg, you'll kill yourself
for fashion one of these days.
- 195. Here. Hannah, we need ice!
- 196. - Oh, come in. Come in.
- Is it all right?
- 197. Apologies for the chaos.
I enjoy baking in the middle of the night.
- 198. - Don't mind the clutter, Mr. Laurence. We don't.
- Laurie, please.
- 199. - Can I call you Teddy?
- 200. You must be part of their theatricals.
They could use an extra player.
- 201. - I'm Amy.
- 202. You'll have to fight Jo
for the male roles or play a girl.
- 203. - Have a scone.
- Yes, thank you.
- 204. And ice.
- 205. - Laurie, how are your ankles? Do you need ice?
- No, thank you, ma'am.
- 206. Just call me "mother" or Marmee.
- 207. - And you wore those pink shoes too, didn't you?
- It's cold.
- 208. - Do you want more ice?
- But they look so good, okay?
- 209. It feels like being a fine young lady
to come home from a party in a carriage
- 210. and have maids wait on me.
- 211. For the writer in the attic.
- 212. Because you enjoyed
the play so much tonight,
- 213. I wanted you to have this.
- 214. It will help you study character
and paint it with your pen.
- 215. I would love to read what you're writing,
if you'll trust me.
- 216. I promise honesty and whatever
intelligence I can muster.
- 217. Yours, Friedrich.
- 218. - Fred, would you like a glass?
- I will. Thank you.
- 219. Would you excuse me a second?
- 220. Laurie.
- 221. Amy.
- 222. I waited an hour for you.
- 223. I feel caught.
- 224. Hm...
- 225. Amy, please. Amy.
- 226. - Do you want to know what I think of you?
- What do you think of me?
- 227. - I despise you.
- Why do you despise me?
- 228. Because with every chance of being good,
happy and useful,
- 229. - you are lazy, faulty and miserable.
- 230. - Interesting.
- Selfish people like to talk about themselves.
- 231. - Am I selfish?
- Yes, very selfish.
- 232. - With your money, talent, beauty, and health...
- Oh, you think I'm beautiful.
- 233. Yes, you like that, you old vanity.
- 234. With all these good things to enjoy,
you can find nothing to do but dawdle.
- 235. - I'll be good for you, Saint Amy. I'll be good.
- Aren't you ashamed of a hand like that?
- 236. No, I'm not.
- 237. Looks like it's never done a day of work
in its life, and that ring is ridiculous.
- 238. Jo gave me this ring.
- 239. I feel sorry for you.
I really do.
- 240. I just wish you'd bear it better.
- 241. You don't have to feel sorry.
You'll feel the same way one day.
- 242. No, I'd be respected
if I couldn't be loved.
- 243. What have you done lately,
oh, great artiste?
- 244. Perhaps you're fantasizing
about spending Fred Vaughn's fortune.
- 245. Fred Vaughn, ladies and gentlemen!
- 246. Fred, I...
- 247. I'm so sorry.
- 248. Those are just stories, of course.
- 249. But I'm working on a novel.
- 250. And your novel...
- 251. it will be like this?
- 252. Yes.
- 253. So far, anyway.
- 254. With plots like this?
- 255. - Duels and killing and...
- It sells, so...
- 256. - Why don't you sign your real name?
- My mother wouldn't like it.
- 257. It's too gory for her.
- 258. I wanna help with the money I make,
not worry her.
- 259. Mm...
- 260. You know, I don't like them.
- 261. Honestly...
- 262. I mean, I think that they're not good.
- 263. Uh... But...
- 264. They're...
- 265. They're published in the papers,
- 266. and people have always said that
- 267. Oh, I think you're talented.
- 268. Which is why I'm being so...
- 269. Well, I can't afford to starve
- 270. Are you upset?
- 271. Of course I'm upset. You just...
- 272. - You just told me you didn't like my work.
- Jo, I thought you wanted honesty.
- 273. I... Yes, I do.
- 274. Has no one ever talked to you
like this before?
- 275. Yes, I've been rejected plenty
- 276. Do you have anyone to take you seriously,
Jo, to talk about your work?
- 277. And who made you high priest
of what's good and what's bad?
- 278. - No one, and I'm not...
- Then why are you acting like it?
- 279. Your reaction indicates that you must
think there is some truth...
- 280. My reaction indicates that you are
a pompous blowhard.
- 281. Shakespeare wrote for the masses.
- 282. Shakespeare was the greatest poet who ever lived
because he smuggled his poetry in popular works.
- 283. - I'm no Shakespeare.
- Thank goodness. We already have him.
- 284. If you know so much about it,
then why don't you just do it yourself?
- 285. Because I'm not a writer.
- 286. - I don't have the gifts you have.
- No, you don't.
- 287. You will always be a critic,
never an author.
- 288. The world will forget that
you ever even lived.
- 289. - Oh, I'm sure they will.
- 290. I... But I...
- 291. No one will forget Jo March.
- 292. I can believe it.
- 293. Listen.
- 294. We are not friends.
You are not my friend.
- 295. I don't want your opinion
because I don't like you very much.
- 296. So just don't talk to me anymore.
- 297. Oh, Josephine, this came for you.
- 298. Oh, thank you.
- 299. Beth.
- 300. Merry Christmas, world.
- 301. Merry Christmas!
- 302. - Merry Christmas.
- Beth, give me another orange.
- 303. - Jo, we've been up for hours.
- What have you been writing?
- 304. Oh, I got carried away
with our delicious revenge play last night, Poison.
- 305. No, no poison. It's Christmas.
- 306. - Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents.
- It's so dreadful being poor.
- 307. It's not fair. How come some girls have pretty things
and others have nothing at all?
- 308. - We have Father, Mother and each other.
- We haven't got Father for as long as this war drags on.
- 309. I wish I had heaps of money and plenty
of servants, so I never had to work again.
- 310. Or you could be a proper actress on the boards.
They aren't all fallen women.
- 311. I can't be an actress.
- 312. I have lots of wishes, but my favorite one
is to be an artist in Paris
- 313. and to do fine pictures and to be
the best painter in the world.
- 314. That's what you want too, isn't it, Jo?
Be a famous writer?
- 315. - Yes, but it sounds crass when she says it.
- Why be ashamed of what you want?
- 316. My wish is to have us all to be together
with Father and Mother in this house.
- 317. - That's what I want.
- Beth is perfect.
- 318. - Amy.
- What about your music, Queen Beth, huh?
- 319. - I do that for us. I don't need anyone else to hear it.
- You must not limit yourself.
- 320. Mother proposed not having any presents this year
because our men are suffering in the Army.
- 321. We can't do much, but we can make
our little sacrifices and do it gladly.
- 322. Don't play mother just
because she's not home.
- 323. - Jo, that's so boyish.
- That's why I do it.
- 324. - I detest rude, unladylike girls.
- I hate affected little chits.
- 325. - Jo!
- My nose! My nose!
- 326. It's already no good!
- 327. Jo! Jo!
- 328. I know you don't care what I think, but you don't
want your mother to find you like this, do you?
- 329. - We care what you think, Hannah.
- You're more family than wicked old Aunt March.
- 330. - Oh, don't, Jo.
- Where is Marmee? I'm starving.
- 331. Goodness only knows.
Some poor creature came a-begging.
- 332. Your ma set off to see what was needed.
- 333. - I wish she could help others at a time convenient to us.
- Joanna and I are very hungry.
- 334. Dolls don't get hungry, Beth.
- 335. I've rewritten the climax. We need to
set it to memory. Amy, get the costumes.
- 336. I have made the most divine crown,
- 337. and I painted my old shoes blue,
so she looks like a princess!
- 338. - The melancholy piece I've figured out is pretty good.
- Wait until you see this new speech.
- 339. I don't see how you can write such splendid things, Jo.
You're a regular Shakespeare.
- 340. Not quite. Miss Michelangelo,
can you please rehearse the fainting scene?
- 341. - You're as stiff as a poker.
- I can't help it.
- 342. I never saw anyone faint before.
I don't intend to make myself all black and blue.
- 343. If I can fall down easily, I'll drop.
- 344. And if I cannot,
I shall fall gracefully into a chair.
- 345. And I don't care if Hugo comes
at me with a pistol.
- 346. - Hannah?
- I'm not acting.
- 347. - I didn't even say anything.
- I knew what you were going to say, and I'm not acting.
- 348. I need both of you
to kneel right there.
- 349. - I need you to kneel.
- I don't want to kneel.
- 350. This is supposed to be our special scene,
and no one's gonna be looking at us.
- 351. - Smile.
- I don't want to.
- 352. You have to. And I think
Meg should be the director.
- 353. So I think that
she'll need to kneel...
- 354. - But it's our scene.
- If you'll kneel and look...
- 355. Merry Christmas, girls.
- 356. - Marmee!
- Oh, merry Christmas!
- 357. I'm so glad to see you so happy.
How's your play?
- 358. Jo, you look tired. Were you up
again all night writing?
- 359. - Of course.
- Amy, come kiss me. Thank you.
- 360. Merry Christmas.
How are my girls?
- 361. - I'm so hungry.
- Look at this.
- 362. - I could eat a horse.
- Don't say that, Jo.
- 363. What?
- 364. What is it?
- 365. Not far from here lives
a poor young woman, Mrs. Hummel.
- 366. Her five children are in one bed to keep
from freezing, and there's nothing to eat.
- 367. Will you give them your breakfast
as a Christmas present?
- 368. Is this where you say that
Father would want us to?
- 369. Yes.
- 370. Thank you.
- 371. And thank you, Mr. Laurence,
for including me.
- 372. You're welcome.
- 373. Perhaps you could tutor
my grandson in manners,
- 374. as well as mathematics, huh?
- 375. Oh, girls...
- 376. Be careful.
- 377. Watch yourselves.
- 378. Out here with no sleeves.
- 379. It is good angels come to us.
- 380. Hello.
- 381. I'm back. And have food
- 382. And sweaters.
- 383. And we brought some medicine.
- 384. So these are my girls.
- 385. Say hello.
- 386. He is not well.
- 387. Girls, why don't you
unpack the food?
- 388. Would you like some?
- 389. You want one?
- 390. Yeah, have it all.
- 391. - Why don't we put some firewood?
- It's good, isn't it?
- 392. That's nice, huh?
- 393. - Marmee, we don't need our toes.
- I think I've lost one.
- 394. Has anyone else lost their toe?
- 395. - That was amazing.
- I can't even feel my feet anymore.
- 396. Is it fairies?
- 397. Santa Claus.
- 398. - No, it's old Aunt March.
- Mr. Laurence sent it.
- 399. - The Laurence boy's grandfather?
- 400. Why?
- 401. He saw you giving your Christmas breakfast
away and he wanted you to enjoy the day.
- 402. - But I thought he was a mean old man.
- It's so generous of him.
- 403. His grandson, Laurie, put the idea
into his head. I know he did.
- 404. We should make friends with him.
- 405. Boys scare me, and that big old
house scares me.
- 406. Jenny Snow says that Mr. Laurence disowned his son
after he went off with an Italian woman.
- 407. Now his grandson is an orphan
- 408. and spends all of his time in that house,
locked up with his tutor.
- 409. He's a very kind man who lost his little girl
when she was only a child.
- 410. - Now his son as well.
- His daughter died?
- 411. - That's so sad.
- But doesn't Laurie just seem so romantic? He's half Italian.
- 412. What do you know?
You've barely spoken to him. Ow!
- 413. I'm not responsible for this feast,
but I have got a surprise.
- 414. - Is he coming home?
- A letter from Father!
- 415. Don't I wish I could go?
- 416. Jo, we can't give up
our only brother.
- 417. It must be so disagreeable
to sleep in a tent.
- 418. - Jo sits in the back, so we can't see her cry.
- So, what if I do?
- 419. - Will he be coming home?
- He'll stay and work faithfully as long as he can.
- 420. And we won't ask for him to come back
a minute sooner than he can be spared.
- 421. "Give them all my dear love and a kiss.
- 422. Tell them I think of them by day,
pray for them by night
- 423. and find my best comforts
in their affection at all times.
- 424. A year seems a very long time
to wait before I see them.
- 425. But remind them that while we wait,
we may all work, so these hard days...
- 426. need not be wasted.
- 427. I know that they will be
loving children to you.
- 428. Do their duty faithfully.
- 429. Fight their enemies bravely.
- 430. And conquer themselves
- 431. The Witch's Curse,
a play by Jo March.
- 432. Make it sweet and swift
- 433. - "That when I come back to them..."
- Spirit, answer now my song.
- 434. "... I may be...
- 435. fonder and prouder than ever...
- 436. of my little women."
- 437. B rava!
- 438. Excuse me. Excuse me.
- 439. Excuse me. Your stop, ma'am.
- 440. Oh, thank you.
- 441. She's gone? Why?
- 442. I don't know. She just left.
- 443. - But she didn't say if she was coming back?
- We didn't have a heart-to-heart, professor.
- 444. Why are you just sitting there?
Please, go, go. Dust something.
- 445. And what about the girls?
She was the best teacher they ever had.
- 446. I know.
- 447. It is so hard to go back
to work after such good times.
- 448. - I wish it was Christmas every day.
- Or New Year's. Wouldn't that be exciting?
- 449. We are a bunch of ungrateful minxes.
- 450. - Jo! Don't say such despicable things.
- I like good, strong words that mean something.
- 451. - I have to go back to school, and I don't have any limes.
- 452. All the girls are trading pickled limes,
and I'm in debt. I owe ever so many limes.
- 453. - Will this do?
- What'd you do that for?
- 454. Meg, thank you.
- 455. I know what it is to want little things
and feel less than other girls.
- 456. - That and the drawings will wipe out my debt.
- 457. Nothing. I'm just glad Mother doesn't
make me go to school with those girls.
- 458. Hurry. I'll be late.
- 459. Beth, after your shopping, I need you to work
your way through the new sums and spelling.
- 460. - I'll check it all when I get home, all right?
- 461. Bye.
- 462. Ooh!
- 463. - Josephine.
- 464. - Oh... Josephine.
- Yes? Here.
- 465. Is there a reason
you stopped reading Belsham?
- 466. I'm sorry.
- 467. I'll continue.
- 468. You mind yourself, deary.
- 469. Someday you'll need me
and you'll wish you had behaved better.
- 470. Thank you, Aunt March, for your employment
and your many kindnesses,
- 471. but I intend to make my way in the world.
- 472. Oh, well.
- 473. No. No one makes their own way.
- 474. Not really.
- 475. Least of all, a woman.
You'll need to marry well.
- 476. - But you are not married.
- That's because I'm rich.
- 477. And I made sure
to keep hold of my money.
- 478. Unlike your father.
- 479. So the only way to be
an unmarried woman is to be rich?
- 480. Yes.
- 481. - There are precious few ways for women to make money.
- That's not true.
- 482. You could run a cathouse.
- 483. Or go on the stage.
- 484. Practically the same thing.
- 485. Other than that, you're right.
- 486. Precious few ways for women.
- 487. - That's why you should heed me.
- So I can get married.
- 488. No. So you can live a better life
than your poor mother has.
- 489. - But Marmee loves her life.
- You don't know what she loves.
- 490. Your father cared more about educating freedmen's children
than he did about caring for his own family.
- 491. Yes, but he was right.
- 492. Well, it's possible
to be right and foolish.
- 493. Well, I don't think so.
- 494. Well, you're not paid to think.
- 495. I know you don't care much
about marriage now.
- 496. Can't say I blame you.
- 497. But I intend to go to Europe one more time
and I need a companion,
- 498. so how would you like
to be the person I take?
- 499. - I'd like that more than anything.
- All right, then read.
- 500. And don't sneak around.
- 501. I don't like sneaks.
- 502. President Lincoln.
- 503. No, Father's fighting for him.
- 504. My father says the war is a waste
and we should just let them keep their labor.
- 505. Susan, it is immoral.
- 506. Everyone benefited from the system,
including you Marches.
- 507. - Why should only the South be punished?
- Maybe we should all be punished.
- 508. - The Marches love a cause.
- Fine. Just do Mr. Davis.
- 509. - I don't know if I should.
- I'll wipe out your debt and give you five limes.
- 510. your spelling and, moreover, your reading habit.
- 511. Miss March.
- 512. Sit down.
- 513. Sit down, Laurie.
- 514. Latin is a privilege.
- 515. Please, you have to learn this.
- 516. I can't afford to lose this position.
Just return to the Cicero...
- 517. - There's a girl out there.
- No, there is not.
- 518. - Yes, Mr. Brooke, there is a girl.
- No, there's not.
- 519. I'll never get to go home again.
- 520. - There is a girl.
- That's a girl.
- 521. Hello there. Are you hurt?
- 522. - I'm Amy.
- Hello, Amy. I'm Laurie.
- 523. I know. You brought my sister back
after the dance.
- 524. I would've never have
sprained my ankle.
- 525. I have lovely small feet,
the best in the family.
- 526. But I can never go home again
because I'm in such trouble.
- 527. Look.
- 528. Mr. Davis hit me.
- 529. Tell the servants I want this
painting purchased for me.
- 530. - Amy! Are you in here?
- Meg! My hand. Look.
- 531. - Jo.
- What richness.
- 532. It hurts so much.
- 533. You ought to be the happiest boy
in the world.
- 534. - A fellow can't live on books alone.
- I could.
- 535. - What did you do?
- I did a drawing, and then Mr. Davis hit me.
- 536. - Oh, Christopher Columbus, look at that.
- That's my grandfather.
- 537. - Are you scared of him?
- No, I'm not scared of anyone.
- 538. He looks stern, but my grandfather
was much more handsome.
- 539. Jo, we do not compare grandfathers.
- 540. - You think he's more handsome, eh?
- 541. - No, actually, you are very handsome. I didn't mean...
- I knew your mother's father.
- 542. You've got his spirit.
- 543. Oh, well, thank you, sir.
- 544. - You are not to attend that school anymore.
- Good. That man has always been an idiot.
- 545. - Jo will teach you.
- Me? I already teach Beth.
- 546. You're a good teacher.
- 547. Yes, women being taught at home
is much more proper, I believe.
- 548. - Only because the schools for women are so poor.
- Indeed. Quite right.
- 549. I wish all the girls would leave his school
and that he would die.
- 550. - Amy, you did wrong and there'll be consequences.
- I didn't even do anything. I just did a drawing.
- 551. - Thank you so much for taking care of Amy.
- Oh, yes, of course.
- 552. My girls have a way of getting
- 553. Well, so do I.
- 554. Then you'll run over
and we'll take care of you.
- 555. Come over whenever you'd like.
Invite Beth as well.
- 556. - Yes! Beth would adore the piano.
- Is she the quiet one?
- 557. Yes, that's our Beth.
- 558. - Tell that little girl to use our piano.
- Thank you.
- 559. Jo, borrow whatever book you'd like.
- 560. - Can I come look at the paintings?
- 561. There's also a lovely greenhouse.
- 562. We must go. Girls.
- 563. - Mr. Laurence, can you please buy this painting?
- I'm going to take this. If that's okay.
- 564. - I'll bring it back soon. I promise you.
- Thank you again.
- 565. Thank you for my hand!
- 566. - Thank you!
- 567. Oh, Miss Meg?
- 568. You forgot your glove.
- 569. Well, back to work.
- 570. Back to work.
- 571. Order!
- 572. Order. Order. Order!
- 573. A new play written by Miss Jo March
will appear at the Barnville Theater
- 574. in the course of the next few weeks
that will surpass
- 575. anything ever seen before
on the American stage.
- 576. Starring the greatest actress from here
to the Mississippi River, Miss Meg March.
- 577. Yes. There we go. Very good.
- 578. - Weekly report. Meg good, Jo bad.
- 579. Beth very good.
And Amy sort of middling.
- 580. - Very well done, sirs.
- 581. - Excellent, excellent.
- 582. Mr. President and gentlemen,
- 583. I wish to propose the admission
of a new member.
- 584. One who would be deeply,
- 585. and would add immensely
to the spirit of the club.
- 586. I propose...
- 587. Mr. Theodore Laurence!
- 588. - Absolutely not.
- 589. - What? Come, now. Let's have him.
- He's a real boy.
- 590. - We don't want any boys. This is a club for ladies.
- 591. - I think we should do it.
- 592. - Even if we are afraid, I say yes.
- 593. - It's Laurie.
- What? No.
- 594. It'll change everything.
- 595. I call a vote. Put your hands up.
"Aye, aye, aye."
- 596. - Don't put her hand up.
- Put your hand up. It's Laurie.
- 597. Fine. Aye.
- 598. And as there is no time
like the present...
- 599. Ladies, ladies,
- 600. This is my stratagem. I deserve the blame.
Jo only gave in to it after lots of teasing.
- 601. - Yes.
- Yes, yes.
- 602. I merely wish to say as a slight token
of my gratitude that I...
- 603. - Yes, yes.
- Go on.
- 604. As a means of promoting friendly relations
between adjoining nations.
- 605. - And thus, I propose this set of keys
- 606. for a little post office I've made
in the forest by the pond.
- 607. - Yes, four keys. They're for you, darling.
- 608. - Meg, yes, yes. And for you.
- Oh, thank you very much.
- 609. This is for me. And without further ado,
thank you for your favor.
- 610. I will take my seat
as part of the club.
- 611. - Yes, well. Of course. Yes, yes.
- Bravo, bravo.
- 612. Welcome, Laurie.
- 613. - Three, four, five.
- You both got five.
- 614. - I asked the doctor.
- That's a draw, I think.
- 615. - It doesn't make sense.
- I know. I can't believe it.
- 616. Hello.
- 617. Jo!
- 618. Daisy and Demi! Can I have a hug?
- 619. Oh, you've gotten so big.
- 620. - I wish you were here to teach them.
- I know. Well, I'm here now.
- 621. - So good to have you home.
- Take this off.
- 622. I think the loneliness got to Beth,
though she ain't said anything.
- 623. - Where is Beth?
- She's upstairs. Oh, my Jo.
- 624. We all thought she was better,
but the fever'd weakened her heart.
- 625. Take this and find her
the best doctor you can.
- 626. - You need this money to live in New York.
- No, I'm not going back.
- 627. I'm using the rest to take her
to the sea and get her strong.
- 628. When's Amy coming home?
- 629. - We didn't want to worry her.
- Does she not know?
- 630. Beth insisted we not tell her
because she didn't want to ruin Amy's trip.
- 631. Amy has always had a talent
for getting out of the hard parts of life.
- 632. Jo, don't be angry with your sister.
- 633. I can't seem to find anything.
- 634. - Marmee, have you seen my glove?
- When did you last see it?
- 635. Jo! Jo, where are you?
- 636. - I can't find my other glove.
- Take mine.
- 637. - Jo, we're going to be late.
- Where are you going?
- 638. You're not invited.
- 639. - You're going somewhere with Laurie. I know it.
- Yes, we are. Now, stop bothering.
- 640. - You have the tickets?
- Yes. Hurry up.
- 641. You're going to the theater with Laurie.
Meg, can I come? Please, can I come?
- 642. - I'm sorry, but you weren't invited.
- You can't go, so don't be a baby and whine about it.
- 643. I've been shut up here,
and I never get to go anywhere.
- 644. - Beth has her piano, and I'm lonely.
- I can teach you chords.
- 645. I don't want chords.
I want to go to the theater.
- 646. No. I think you'd hate to poke yourself
in where you're not wanted.
- 647. - We already have to deal with dull Mr. Brooke.
- I like him. He's kind.
- 648. - But I can pay for myself.
- You will not come.
- 649. I'm sorry, my sweet, but Jo is right.
- 650. - No! Please.
- Next time.
- 651. - Come, Meg. Stop petting her.
- Please, please, please!
- 652. - You'll be sorry for this, Jo March!
- 653. You will! You'll regret this!
- 654. Stop looking at me like that!
- 655. Oh, uh...
- 656. - I loved every second of it.
- Ow. Jo!
- 657. - I thought the actress was...
- Very, very good.
- 658. - Yes, she was really good.
- She was. She was very good.
- 659. Bye!
- 660. Oh, I love the theater.
- 661. Meg, you're a million times better than she was.
Although she was a terrific fainter.
- 662. I wonder how she managed
to turn so white as she did.
- 663. That Mr. Brooke, could he be
any more obsequious?
- 664. - I thought he was very well-mannered.
- Hold on. Let me just get this idea down.
- 665. - Beth, what's your favorite eye color?
- 666. Mr. Brooke has blue eyes and an old soul,
which is much more important than money.
- 667. Has anyone taken my novel?
- 668. - No.
- No. Why?
- 669. Amy, you've got it.
- 670. - No, I haven't.
- That's a lie.
- 671. I haven't got it, I don't know
where it is, and I don't care.
- 672. Tell me, or I'll make you!
- 673. - I burnt it up!
- 674. I burnt your book. I told you
I'd make you pay, and I did!
- 675. All right, Jo! Jo! Jo!
Please get off her!
- 676. Jo. Amy.
- 677. - Get her off!
- I hate you!
- 678. I'm sorry, Jo.
- 679. Amy.
- 680. It's just that the only thing
you care about is your writing.
- 681. And it's not as if I could've hurt you
by ruining one of your dresses,
- 682. and I really did want
to hurt you.
- 683. I am the most sorry for it now.
I'm so sorry.
- 684. Jo...
- 685. don't let the sun go down
on your anger.
- 686. Forgive her.
- 687. Help each other.
- 688. And you begin again tomorrow.
- 689. She doesn't deserve my forgiveness.
- 690. And I will hate her.
I will hate her forever!
- 691. Good morning.
Brisk and brilliant outside today.
- 692. - Last day at the river. Get your skates.
- Let's go!
- 693. Jo, you promised me
I could come last time. Jo!
- 694. Is she going
to be like this forever?
- 695. It was a very hard loss for her.
- 696. Is there nothing I can do?
- 697. Go after her. Don't say anything
till Jo has got good-natured with Laurie,
- 698. and then just say some kind thing.
- 699. I'm sure she'll be friends again.
- 700. Jo, wait!
- 701. I'm coming!
- 702. You said I could come last time!
- 703. Jo, Laurie, wait! I'm coming!
- 704. Wait!
- 705. Jo!
- 706. Stay near the edge.
It's not safe in the middle.
- 707. - Got it.
- 708. Jo, I'm coming!
- 709. Woo-hoo-hoo!
- 710. Jo!
- 711. Jo, let's go!
- 712. Jo, wait!
- 713. Jo!
- 714. - Are you all right?
- 715. - Help! Help me!
- Amy. It's Amy.
- 716. Come on. Come on, Jo.
- 717. Jo!
- 718. Jo!
- 719. Jo, get a branch. Get a branch.
- 720. - Amy.
- 721. Amy. Amy.
- 722. Help!
- 723. I can't breathe!
- 724. Jo, help me pull.
Amy, grab the branch. Grab it, Amy.
- 725. I'm so sorry.
Oh, my sister, my sister.
- 726. She's asleep.
- 727. If she had died,
it would have been my fault.
- 728. She'll be fine.
- 729. The doctor said that he didn't
even think she'd catch cold.
- 730. What is wrong with me?
- 731. I've made so many resolutions,
- 732. and I've written sad notes,
and I've cried over my sins...
- 733. but it just doesn't seem to help.
- 734. When I get in a passion,
I get so savage.
- 735. I could hurt anyone,
and I'd enjoy it.
- 736. You remind me of myself.
- 737. But you're never angry.
- 738. I'm angry nearly every day
of my life.
- 739. You are?
- 740. I am not patient by nature.
- 741. But with nearly 40 years of effort,
- 742. I'm learning to not let it
get the better of me.
- 743. Well, I'll do the same, then.
- 744. I hope you'll do
a great deal better than me.
- 745. There are some natures
too noble to curb
- 746. and too lofty to bend.
- 747. Jo.
- 748. Oh, Beth, my love. Oh.
- 749. - You didn't need to come.
- I never should have left.
- 750. Do you need anything? Here.
- 751. Take some water.
- 752. It's so good to see your face.
- 753. We're going to the sea to get you strong and well.
- 754. - The sea?
- I want you dancing by the time Amy gets back.
- 755. - She's not cutting her trip short, is she?
- No, no.
- 756. Good.
- 757. Is there any news?
What does she say?
- 758. She writes that Laurie is there.
- 759. I'm glad he's with her.
- 760. He won't respond
to any of my letters.
- 761. Do you miss him?
- 762. I miss everything.
- 763. I know.
- 764. - Hurry up, you two! Meg's gonna be gone for a week.
- We're coming!
- 765. You take the other carriage,
Laurie, and spy on Meg.
- 766. - Make sure she doesn't fall in love.
- I will.
- 767. It was nice of Annie to invite me
to her debutante ball.
- 768. - Thank you for letting me go.
- Just be who you are.
- 769. And wear this to the ball.
It was mine when I was your age.
- 770. I've never understood saving
jewelry until marriage.
- 771. You should have something that's just yours.
Pretty things should be enjoyed.
- 772. Yes, pretty things
should be enjoyed.
- 773. - Can I see it?
- 774. I wish I could
go to the debutante ball.
- 775. Do you think this is a good idea,
her going away like this?
- 776. Girls have to go into the world
and make up their own minds about things.
- 777. - Don't forget about us.
- I won't, Jo. It's only a week.
- 778. - It's beautiful.
- It's not yours.
- 779. - It would look very good on me.
- She needs to have some decent shoes.
- 780. Thank you for the carriage, Mr. Laurence.
I don't know how to repay you.
- 781. Nonsense, nonsense.
- 782. - I said hi to the horses. They're very nice.
- Although there is one thing.
- 783. It occurred to me today that my daughter's
piano suffers from want of use.
- 784. Any of your girls like to run over
and practice on it now and then?
- 785. Just to keep it in tune. If they don't care
to come, why, then never mind.
- 786. Oh, sir, they do care.
- 787. Very, very much.
- 788. - You're the musical girl?
- I love it dearly.
- 789. And I'll come if you are quite sure
nobody will hear me and be disturbed.
- 790. Not a soul, my dear.
- 791. - Miss you.
- 792. - Can I borrow your ribbons?
- 793. - Bye!
- Be good. Enjoy the ball.
- 794. - Bye. I'll be back soon.
- Don't go and get married.
- 795. Don't go fall in love.
- 796. - Come back right now.
- I love you.
- 797. - Right this second.
- Right this second.
- 798. Whoa there.
- 799. Thank you.
- 800. I'd be so excited about tonight.
- 801. - Of course.
- Oh, no, I don't actually...
- 802. What dress will
you wear tonight, Meg?
- 803. - I will wear this one.
- That one? Can't you send home for another?
- 804. - I haven't got another.
- Only the one? Oh, that's so funny.
- 805. Not at all.
- 806. There's no need in sending home, Daisy.
I'm going to call you Daisy now.
- 807. I've got a sweet pink dress laid away,
and you'll wear it to please me, won't you, Daisy?
- 808. - If it's all right.
- Of course.
- 809. Everyone's in love with you, Daisy.
- 810. - You have to keep my dress.
- I can't keep your dress.
- 811. - You have to. Please.
- 812. I love seeing you in it.
- 813. Have fun, little Daisy.
- 814. Laurie. I didn't know
you were going to come.
- 815. Supposed to be a surprise.
- 816. And what a lovely surprise
- 817. - Why are they calling you Daisy?
- It's their pet name for me.
- 818. Meg is a perfectly good name.
- 819. It's just like playing a part
to be Daisy for a little while.
- 820. What would Jo say?
- 821. You wouldn't actually marry
one of these men, would you?
- 822. I might.
- 823. You'll get a terrible headache tomorrow.
- 824. Do you like how I look?
- 825. No, I don't.
- 826. Why not?
- 827. I don't like fuss and feathers.
- 828. You're the rudest boy I ever saw.
- 829. Please forgive me and come dance.
- 830. I'm afraid it would be
too disagreeable for you.
- 831. I don't like your dress,
but I think you are just splendid.
- 832. - Really?
- 833. I know it's silly,
but please don't tell Jo.
- 834. Let me have my fun tonight. I'll be
desperately good for the rest of my life.
- 835. I'm sorry, John.
- 836. The silk was
the first real expense.
- 837. Ahem. Fifty dollars, while a lot,
is not, I suppose,
- 838. too much for a dress with all the notions
that are needed to finish it these days.
- 839. It's not exactly even a dress yet.
- 840. It's just the fabric.
- 841. Oh.
- 842. I see.
- 843. I know you're angry, John.
- 844. I don't mean to waste your money,
but I can't resist
- 845. when I see Sallie buying all she wants
and pitying me because I don't.
- 846. I try to be contented,
but it is hard.
- 847. And I'm tired of being poor.
- 848. I was afraid of this.
- 849. I do my best, Meg.
- 850. Oh, John.
- 851. My dear, kind, hardworking boy.
- 852. It was so ungrateful and wicked.
- 853. How could I say it?
- 854. - Perhaps you meant it.
- No, I didn't.
- 855. We'll work out a way to get
you your coat as well,
- 856. and then won't we be grand,
the two of us?
- 857. I can't afford it, my dear.
- 858. - John.
- I need to go to bed.
- 859. John.
- 860. And I really am very sorry that you've had
to do without so many beautiful things...
- 861. and that you're married to someone
who can't give them to you.
- 862. Hello, Amy.
- 863. I don't want to see you.
- 864. Don't be mad at me.
I'm sorry for how I behaved.
- 865. Have you been drinking again?
- 866. - Why are you being so hard on me? It's 4 p.m.
- Someone has to do it.
- 867. When do you begin your great work
of art, Raphaella?
- 868. Never.
- 869. "Never"? What? Why?
- 870. I'm a failure.
- 871. Jo is in New York being
a writer, and I'm a failure.
- 872. That's quite a statement
to make at 20.
- 873. Rome took all the vanity out of me,
and Paris made me realize I'd never be a genius,
- 874. - so I'm giving up all my foolish artistic hopes.
- Why should you give up?
- 875. - You have so much talent and energy.
- Talent isn't genius.
- 876. And no amount of
energy can make it so.
- 877. I want to be great
- 878. And I will not be some commonplace dauber,
and I don't intend to try anymore.
- 879. Heh. What women are allowed
into the club of geniuses anyway?
- 880. The Brontës?
- 881. Hmm.
- 882. - That's it?
- Yes, I think so.
- 883. And who always declares genius?
- 884. - Men, I suppose.
- They're cutting down the competition.
- 885. Ha, ha. That's a very complicated argument
to make me feel better.
- 886. Do you though?
Do you feel better?
- 887. - I do think, male or female, I am of middling talent.
- "Middling talent"?
- 888. Then may I ask
your last portrait be of me?
- 889. All right.
- 890. Now that you've given up
all your foolish artistic hopes...
- 891. Mm-hm?
- 892. what are you gonna do
with your life?
- 893. Polish up all my other talents
and become an ornament to society.
- 894. That's where Fred Vaughn
comes in, I suppose.
- 895. - Don't make fun.
- I said his name.
- 896. - You're not engaged, I hope.
- 897. But you will be if he goes
down properly on one knee?
- 898. Most likely, yes.
- 899. He's rich. Richer than you, even.
- 900. I understand queens of society can't
get on without money,
- 901. although it does sound odd from the mouth
of one of your mother's girls.
- 902. I've always known I would marry rich.
Why should I be ashamed of that?
- 903. It's nothing to be ashamed of,
as long as you love him.
- 904. I believe we have some power
over who we love.
- 905. It isn't something that
just happens to a person.
- 906. I think the poets might disagree.
- 907. Well, I'm not a poet.
- 908. I'm just a woman.
- 909. And as a woman, there's no way
for me to make my own money.
- 910. Not enough to earn a living
or to support my family.
- 911. If I had my own money,
which I don't,
- 912. that money would belong to my husband
the moment we got married.
- 913. If we had children,
they would be his, not mine.
- 914. They would be his property.
- 915. So don't sit there and tell me that marriage isn't
an economic proposition because it is.
- 916. It may not be for you,
but it most certainly is for me.
- 917. Oh, that's Fred.
Can you unbutton me, please?
- 918. Thank you.
- 919. How do I look?
Do I look all right?
- 920. You look beautiful.
- 921. You are beautiful.
- 922. Hmm.
- 923. Fred!
- 924. I've missed you.
- 925. This is Fred Vaughn and his sister, Kate.
Course you know Mr. Brooke.
- 926. This is Meg, Amy, Beth, and Jo.
- 927. - So pleased to meet you.
- Oh, how elegant.
- 928. I'm Amy March. You remember that name.
I'm gonna come find you one day in London.
- 929. Oh, I certainly will.
- 930. - Oh, that missed a boat.
- That's very kind.
- 931. - Well...
- 932. I know something you don't know.
- 933. - Tell me this second.
- Has Meg perhaps mislaid a glove?
- 934. - Mr. Brooke has it!
- 935. - How do you know?
- I saw it.
- 936. - Where?
- In his pocket.
- 937. - All this time?
- Yes. Isn't it romantic?
- 938. - No, it's horrid.
- I thought you'd be pleased.
- 939. At the idea of anybody coming
to take Meg away? No, thank you.
- 940. Ah. You'll feel better when somebody comes
to take you away.
- 941. - I'd like to see anyone try it.
- I would like to see someone try as well.
- 942. "We could never have
loved the earth so well
- 943. if we had had no childhood
- 944. if it were not the earth where the same
flowers come up again every spring
- 945. that we used to gather
with our tiny fingers.
- 946. What novelty is worth
that sweet monotony
- 947. where everything is known
- 948. because it is known?"
- 949. How great is that?
- 950. Mm.
- 951. I love to listen
to you read, Jo,
- 952. but I just love it better when you read
the stories you've written.
- 953. I don't have any new stories.
- 954. Why not?
- 955. Haven't written any.
- 956. You have a pencil and paper.
Sit here and write me something.
- 957. I can't.
- 958. I don't think I can anymore.
- 959. Why?
- 960. It's just... no one even cares
to hear my stories anyway.
- 961. Write something for me.
- 962. You are a writer.
- 963. Even before anyone knew
or paid you.
- 964. I'm very sick,
and you must do what I say.
- 965. Do what Marmee taught us to do.
- 966. Do it for someone else.
- 967. If you're walking to Vermont,
there's a Mrs. Sewall in Keene, New Hampshire,
- 968. - who will give you room and board.
- There you are.
- 969. You should go home.
I can take care of this.
- 970. No, I need to be here.
- 971. I've spent my whole life ashamed
of my country.
- 972. No offense meant,
but you should still be ashamed.
- 973. I know. I am.
- 974. - Hello, sir.
- Hello, ma'am.
- 975. Do you have sons in the Army?
- 976. Yes, ma'am. I had four.
- 977. But two were killed,
and one is a prisoner.
- 978. I'm going to the other, who's very sick
in a Washington hospital.
- 979. You've done a great deal
for your country, sir.
- 980. I'd go myself if I was any use,
but as I ain't, I give my boys.
- 981. Sir, I'll get you a blanket...
- 982. to keep you warm.
- 983. - Thank you. God bless.
- Bless you, sir.
- 984. Mrs. March. Telegram
from Washington, ma'am.
- 985. - Is Jo back yet from Aunt March?
- No, I haven't seen her yet.
- 986. - I've got it!
- You want another pair of shoes?
- 987. Thank you.
I can't miss the last train.
- 988. - Hannah, did you get Father's nightshirts?
- Yes, I did.
- 989. What can I do to help,
- 990. - Thank you for being here.
- Of course.
- 991. - Did you find the warm blanket?
- If I may be of any more assistance, please tell me.
- 992. - I'll look in on the girls every day without fail.
- Do we need more books or cloth?
- 993. Thank you.
- 994. I've always admired your husband.
I pray for a quick recovery.
- 995. I found these linens.
- 996. - Hannah, medicine?
- The medicine is all packed.
- 997. - Oh, I'm sorry.
- I came to offer myself as escort to your mother.
- 998. Mr. Laurence has commissions
- 999. and it would give me real satisfaction
to be of service to her there.
- 1000. Oh.
- 1001. - Thank you.
- Of course.
- 1002. All right, while I'm gone,
Hannah is in charge.
- 1003. Remember to check on the Hummels.
It will be a difficult winter for everyone.
- 1004. Will this be enough
for the train?
- 1005. Twenty-five dollars? That's not like
Aunt March to be so generous.
- 1006. I didn't go to Aunt March.
I couldn't bear to.
- 1007. - Where'd you get the money?
- I only sold what was my own.
- 1008. Jo! Your hair!
- 1009. - Your one beauty.
- You look like a boy.
- 1010. Well, it doesn't affect the fate
of the nation, so don't wail.
- 1011. Oh, I'm so proud you're my daughter.
- 1012. I was crazy to do something for Father.
It'll be good for my vanity anyway.
- 1013. - That could be nice.
- You never do that.
- 1014. - This isn't what I wanted for her.
- Oh, Teddy.
- 1015. Oh, Jo.
- 1016. My girls, I love you
more than words can say.
- 1017. Be good to each other.
Pray for Father's recovery.
- 1018. And I'll be back as soon as I can.
- 1019. Love you.
- 1020. Jo.
- 1021. What is it? Is it Father?
- 1022. No.
- 1023. It's my hair.
- 1024. I would feel the same way.
- 1025. I know you would.
- 1026. Laurie, when are you
going back to your grandfather?
- 1027. Very soon.
- 1028. - You've said that a dozen times in the past month.
- Short answers save trouble.
- 1029. Well, he is expecting you,
so why don't you do it?
- 1030. - Natural depravity, I suppose.
- Natural indolence, you mean.
- 1031. I'll only plague him if I go, so I might
as well stay and plague you a little longer.
- 1032. You can bear it.
- 1033. - In fact, I think it agrees with you.
- Stop it. Stop.
- 1034. - What are you doing?
- I'm looking at you.
- 1035. I mean, what do you intend to do?
- 1036. - With life?
- 1037. I've been writing an opera.
I would be the central figure.
- 1038. That's a waste of time.
- 1039. What would you have me do?
- 1040. Go work for your grandfather
and make something of yourself.
- 1041. You're not playing fair.
- 1042. Here.
- 1043. That's... That's very good.
- 1044. When did you do this one?
- 1045. It was the day at the beach.
- 1046. First time I met Fred.
- 1047. That's right.
- 1048. What's he doing?
- 1049. He's in London on business.
- 1050. He'll be back in a few weeks.
- 1051. Don't marry him.
- 1052. What?
- 1053. Don't marry him.
- 1054. Why?
- 1055. Why? You know why.
- 1056. No.
- 1057. No.
- 1058. - Yes.
- No. Laurie.
- 1059. - What?
- You're being mean.
- 1060. - Stop it. Stop it.
- What? How am I being mean?
- 1061. I have been second to Jo
my whole life in everything.
- 1062. And I will not be the person you settle
for just because you cannot have her.
- 1063. I won't. I won't do it.
- 1064. I won't. Not when I've spent
my entire life loving you.
- 1065. I'm making a mold of my foot for Laurie,
to remind him I have nice feet.
- 1066. Mr. Brooke writes that Father
is still very weak but improving.
- 1067. Mr. Brooke also says that Mother is
the best nurse a man could ask for.
- 1068. I wish all the letters were
from Mother and not Mr. Brooke.
- 1069. I'm grateful for any letters.
- 1070. I think the deep purple is
very fitting for Mr. Laurence.
- 1071. - Do you agree, Amy?
- Mm-hm. Quite. The design is very cunning.
- 1072. I had to thank him somehow for allowing me
to play the piano at his house all the time.
- 1073. I'm going into town for groceries.
Jo, can you look into getting more firewood?
- 1074. You all haven't been
to the Hummels. We should go.
- 1075. Bethy, we barely have enough to feed ourselves.
Besides, I have to finish this story.
- 1076. - Marmee said...
- Marmee told us to do lots of things,
- 1077. but we can't possibly do them all.
- 1078. I always go by myself. And you haven't
kept up with your tasks.
- 1079. - We do. We work.
- Don't worry. We'll find a time.
- 1080. But it's been weeks.
- 1081. - We'll go soon.
- My foot is stuck! I can't get it out!
- 1082. Stop it, Jo! I can't get it out!
I'm going to lose my foot. Ow.
- 1083. Fine. I'll go myself.
- 1084. Hello. For Mr. Laurence.
- 1085. Shh. Here she comes.
- 1086. Beth, look what they got you!
- 1087. - Here's a letter from the old gentleman.
- Open the note.
- 1088. Oh, Beth, just look.
- 1089. Jo, read the letter. I cannot.
- 1090. "Miss Beth March, I have had
many pairs of slippers in my life,
- 1091. but I never had any
that suited me so well as yours.
- 1092. And they will always remind me
of the gentle giver.
- 1093. I like to pay my debts
and hope you will accept this gift.
- 1094. Your grateful friend
and humble servant, James Laurence."
- 1095. - Oh, Beth!
- So sweet. "Your humble servant."
- 1096. - Isn't it beautiful?
- Look how shiny it is!
- 1097. - Yes.
- It has gold that goes all the way around the back.
- 1098. - His handwriting is beautiful.
- It's got a little drawer here.
- 1099. Sir, I wanted to thank you for...
- 1100. You remind me...
- 1101. so much of my little girl.
- 1102. The piano is yours.
- 1103. - I should have given it to you long ago.
- Thank you.
- 1104. My child...
- 1105. you're burning.
- 1106. The Hummels are very sick.
- 1107. She's resting.
- 1108. - How is she? Is there anything I can do?
- What is it?
- 1109. - Scarlet fever.
- What's scarlet fever?
- 1110. I visited the Hummels.
The baby has died.
- 1111. Have you all had it before?
- 1112. - Meg and I have, but Amy hasn't.
- Then she'll have to be sent away.
- 1113. I don't want to be sent away.
- 1114. - See if Aunt March can take her.
- I don't like Aunt March.
- 1115. - It's for your own good, child.
- Should we send for Mother?
- 1116. - No, we shouldn't worry her.
- I've never wished for money more than now.
- 1117. Listen, we'll nurse her
and she'll get better.
- 1118. She will.
- 1119. "The post office in the forest was
a capital little institution
- 1120. and flourished wonderfully,
for many things passed through it.
- 1121. Poetry and pickles,
music and gingerbread,
- 1122. invitations, scoldings,
and even puppies."
- 1123. - It's all about us.
- It is.
- 1124. - I love it.
- It's just a little story.
- 1125. - Nothing like what you usually write.
- You think it's too boring?
- 1126. - No, it's my favorite one yet.
- 1127. - Write me another.
- Yes, ma'am.
- 1128. - Keep writing them.
- I will.
- 1129. Even when I'm not here.
- 1130. - Don't say that. Don't say it.
- Jo, I have to tell you.
- 1131. No, you don't.
- 1132. I've had a very long time
to think about this, and...
- 1133. - And I'm not afraid.
- 1134. Nope.
- 1135. It's like the tide going out.
It goes out slowly, but it can't be stopped.
- 1136. I'll stop it.
- 1137. I stopped it before.
- 1138. You will get better,
Father will get better,
- 1139. and we'll all be together soon,
- 1140. We...
- 1141. - We can't stop God's will.
- Well, God hasn't met my will yet.
- 1142. What Jo wills shall be done.
- 1143. Amy.
- 1144. Come here.
- 1145. Yes?
- 1146. Come, sit.
- 1147. If you are very good, one day,
this ring will belong to you.
- 1148. - Really?
- If you keep being a proper young lady,
- 1149. just see if it doesn't.
- 1150. You are your family's hope now.
- 1151. Beth is sick, Jo is a lost cause,
- 1152. and I hear Meg has had her head turned
by a penniless tutor, so...
- 1153. it'll be up to you to support them all.
- 1154. And your indigent parents
in their old age.
- 1155. So you must marry well.
- 1156. Hmm?
- 1157. Save your family.
- 1158. All right, that's, uh...
That's all I wanted to say to you.
- 1159. So you can go back
and do your little painting.
- 1160. - Hello, Aunt March.
- 1161. That Laurence boy was just here.
- 1162. He was?
- 1163. What a disappointment
he's turned out to be.
- 1164. Must be the Italian in him.
- 1165. Uh, when will he be back?
- 1166. Hmm.
- 1167. He's gone.
- 1168. To London.
- 1169. Why?
- 1170. What do you need to discuss
- 1171. I... I just told Fred Vaughn
I wouldn't marry him.
- 1172. Meg.
- 1173. I'll come home to help
with the children. Sorry.
- 1174. - I just... I'm so worried for Beth.
- 1175. - I asked for leave. I will take care of the children.
- Oh, John.
- 1176. There's one other thing.
- 1177. You should send your fabric
to the dressmaker as soon as possible.
- 1178. - I can't.
- I don't want to hear another word.
- 1179. I want you to have that dress.
- 1180. My old coat will be fine
for the winter.
- 1181. - John, I...
- It's all settled.
- 1182. John, I really can't.
- 1183. I sold the fabric to Sallie.
- 1184. You did?
- 1185. I don't want you to be unhappy.
- 1186. I couldn't be.
- 1187. John Brooke is my husband.
- 1188. And I am his wife.
- 1189. Hannah! It's all right.
It's all right.
- 1190. What do we do?
- 1191. We should send for your mother.
- 1192. - Marmee!
- Bless you.
- 1193. She's worse. I didn't know
what else to do.
- 1194. - Jo, how is she?
- My girls.
- 1195. My sweet Beth.
- 1196. Hannah, make a clear broth.
Jo, get ice. We need to cool you.
- 1197. Who's with Father?
- 1198. John stayed with him.
- 1199. We need to change the linens.
- 1200. We're going to move you,
- 1201. - Oh, look at her.
- That's it.
- 1202. Hold on. It's okay.
- 1203. I know.
- 1204. Please fight.
- 1205. Don't go quietly.
- 1206. Fight.
- 1207. Please, please, just fight
to the end and be loud,
- 1208. and don't just quietly go away, Beth.
- 1209. Marmee?
- 1210. Marmee?
- 1211. Marmee?
- 1212. Jo.
- 1213. Merry Christmas, Beth.
- 1214. Popcorn. Make sure that it's
in the middle.
- 1215. - I know.
- You're doing the sides first,
- 1216. and they aren't spaced for my popcorn
because I'm making a popcorn garland.
- 1217. And you're wasting decorations,
and they're not dangling right.
- 1218. The sides are the most important thing.
If you don't have the sides...
- 1219. Here's another Christmas gift
for the March family.
- 1220. - Oh, my God! Father!
- 1221. Father!
- 1222. My little women.
- 1223. How you've grown.
- 1224. Oh, Beth.
- 1225. Merry Christmas, my dear.
- 1226. - Merry Christmas to each of you.
- Merry Christmas, Father.
- 1227. Merry Christmas.
- 1228. Oh, thank God.
- 1229. - Thank God you're home.
- Thank God for you.
- 1230. Now I can be angry with you
- 1231. I can't believe today
is my wedding day.
- 1232. Mm.
- 1233. What's wrong?
- 1234. Nothing.
- 1235. Jo.
- 1236. We can leave.
We can leave right now.
- 1237. I can make money. I'll sell stories.
- 1238. I'll do anything. I'll cook. I'll clean.
I'll work in a factory. I can make a life for us.
- 1239. - Jo...
- And you should be an actress,
- 1240. and you should have
a life on the stage.
- 1241. Let's just run away together.
- 1242. - I want to get married.
- Oh, why?
- 1243. Because I love him.
- 1244. You will be bored of him
in two years,
- 1245. and we'll be interesting forever.
- 1246. Just because my dreams are different than yours
doesn't mean they're unimportant.
- 1247. I want a home.
- 1248. And a family. And I'm willing
to work and struggle.
- 1249. But I want to do it with John.
- 1250. I just hate that you're leaving me.
- 1251. Don't leave.
- 1252. Oh, Jo.
- 1253. I'm not leaving you.
- 1254. And besides...
- 1255. one day, it will be your turn.
- 1256. I'd rather be a free spinster
and paddle my own canoe.
- 1257. I would.
- 1258. Can't believe childhood is over.
- 1259. It was going to end one way
- 1260. And what a happy end.
- 1261. What excessive promises...
- 1262. giving yourself away
to get the other.
- 1263. What a gift.
- 1264. Always given before is known
the cost or the reward.
- 1265. I pronounce you man and wife.
- 1266. You may kiss the bride.
- 1267. Oh, don't have to make a fuss.
- 1268. You don't need to see me
to the carriage.
- 1269. Oh, I'm happy to.
- 1270. I hope you will be happy now...
- 1271. that you've ruined your life the same way
your mother did by marrying your father.
- 1272. My dear sister,
you're too kind.
- 1273. - And thank you for today's festivities.
- You're most welcome.
- 1274. Thank you, Aunt March.
- 1275. Oh, I don't like to be kissed.
- 1276. Oh, I'm sorry.
- 1277. You will be sorry when you've tried love
in a cottage and found it a failure.
- 1278. It can't be worse than
some people find in big houses.
- 1279. Oh, I quite understand your meaning,
- 1280. I don't miss a thing.
- 1281. We know this.
- 1282. And you're not entirely wrong.
- 1283. I may not always be right,
but I'm never wrong.
- 1284. Ohh. And here is the only sane member
of the family.
- 1285. I really can't take
any more of this.
- 1286. - I know.
- You can imagine.
- 1287. Marmee! Marmee!
Marmee, Marmee, Marmee!
- 1288. - What?
- Aunt March is going to Europe.
- 1289. Oh, and she wants me
to go with her!
- 1290. That's wonderful!
- 1291. Now I know why I spent
all those boring hours reading to her.
- 1292. No, no, she wants me to go.
- 1293. As her companion.
- 1294. Europe, with you?
- 1295. Yes, she wants me to work on my art
and my French, of course.
- 1296. You don't really like
French though, do you?
- 1297. That's wonderful, Amy.
- 1298. Father! I'm going to Europe!
- 1299. Meg married.
- 1300. Amy off to Europe.
- 1301. And now that you're a graduate,
you'll be off on a long holiday.
- 1302. I'm just not good like Beth,
so I'm angry and restless.
- 1303. You don't have to stay here, Jo.
- 1304. Why? Should we run off
and join a pirate ship?
- 1305. - No. No.
- It's no use, Jo.
- 1306. - Don't.
- We got to have it out.
- 1307. - No.
- I have loved you
- 1308. ever since I've known you, Jo.
I couldn't help it.
- 1309. - I tried to show and you wouldn't let me.
- 1310. But I must make you hear now and give me
an answer because I cannot go on like this!
- 1311. - Please don't.
- I gave up billiards.
- 1312. I gave up everything you didn't like.
I'm happy I did.
- 1313. It's fine, and I waited,
and I never complained because I...
- 1314. You know, I figured
you'd love me, Jo.
- 1315. And I realize I'm not
half good enough
- 1316. - and I'm not this great man...
- No! Yes, you are.
- 1317. You're a great deal
too good for me.
- 1318. And I'm so grateful to you,
and I'm so proud of you, and I just...
- 1319. I don't see why I can't love you
as you want me to.
- 1320. I don't know why.
- 1321. You can't?
- 1322. No. I can't.
- 1323. I can't change how I feel, and...
- 1324. it would be a lie to say
I do when I don't.
- 1325. I'm so sorry, Teddy.
- 1326. I'm so sorry,
but I just can't help it.
- 1327. I can't love anyone else, Jo.
I only love you.
- 1328. It would be a disaster
if we married.
- 1329. - It wouldn't be.
- We'd be miserable.
- 1330. - Jo, I'd be a perfect saint.
- I can't! I can't!
- 1331. - I've tried it and I failed. I can't.
- Why does everyone expect it, then?
- 1332. Why does your family and my grandpa expect it?
Why are you saying this? Say yes.
- 1333. - Let's be happy together, Jo!
- I can't say yes truly, so I'm not going to say it at all.
- 1334. You'll see that I'm right eventually,
- 1335. and you'll thank me for it.
- 1336. I'd rather hang myself
than realize this, Jo.
- 1337. - Teddy.
- I would rather be dead.
- 1338. Teddy, don't say that.
- 1339. Teddy.
- 1340. Listen, you'll find some lovely,
- 1341. who will love you
and adore you,
- 1342. and she's gonna make a fine mistress
for your fine house, but I wouldn't.
- 1343. - Yes, you would, Jo.
- Look at me.
- 1344. - I'm homely, and I'm awkward, and I'm odd.
- I love you, Jo.
- 1345. - And you'd be ashamed of me.
- I love you, Jo.
- 1346. And we would quarrel
because we can't help it even now.
- 1347. I'd hate elegant society, you'd hate
my scribbling, and we would be unhappy.
- 1348. And we'd wish we hadn't done it,
and everything will be horrid.
- 1349. Is there anything more?
- 1350. - No, nothing more.
- All right.
- 1351. Except that...
- 1352. Teddy, I don't believe
I will ever marry.
- 1353. I'm happy as I am,
- 1354. and I love my liberty too well
to be in any hurry to give it up.
- 1355. - I think you're wrong, Jo.
- 1356. I think you will marry.
I think you'll find someone and love them.
- 1357. And you will live and die for them
because that's your way, and you will.
- 1358. And I'll watch.
- 1359. I don't want to disturb your writing.
- 1360. I don't do that anymore.
- 1361. It didn't save her.
- 1362. You're much too lonely here, Jo.
- 1363. Wouldn't you like to go back to New York?
What about your friend Friedrich?
- 1364. - Wasn't that his name?
- 1365. I ruined our friendship with my temper,
just as I ruin everything.
- 1366. I'm sure I'll never see him again.
- 1367. I doubt that a sincere friend
would be deterred.
- 1368. I wish that were true.
- 1369. If I was a girl in a book,
this would all be so easy.
- 1370. Just give up the world happily.
- 1371. Laurie's returning, you know.
- 1372. - Oh, he is?
- 1373. There was a letter from Amy.
She's coming home.
- 1374. She's devastated about Beth.
- 1375. Aunt March is very ill,
so Laurie will accompany them.
- 1376. - That's good of him.
- 1377. - What is it?
- I don't know.
- 1378. I've always been quite content
with my family.
- 1379. Don't understand it.
- 1380. Perhaps...
- 1381. Perhaps I...
- 1382. was too quick in turning him down.
- 1383. Laurie.
- 1384. Do you love him?
- 1385. If he asked me again,
I think I would say yes.
- 1386. Do you think he'll ask me again?
- 1387. But do you love him?
- 1388. I care more to be loved.
- 1389. I want to be loved.
- 1390. That is not the same as loving.
- 1391. I know.
- 1392. You know, I just...
I just feel...
- 1393. I just feel like...
- 1394. women, they...
- 1395. They have minds and they have souls,
as well as just hearts.
- 1396. And they've got ambition and they've got talent,
as well as just beauty.
- 1397. And I'm so sick of people saying
that love is just all a woman is fit for.
- 1398. I'm so sick of it.
- 1399. But I'm... I'm so lonely.
- 1400. Couldn't let you travel alone
with Aunt March being so sick.
- 1401. Even if you despise me.
- 1402. I don't despise you, Laurie.
- 1403. Beth was the best of us.
- 1404. I'm not marrying Fred.
- 1405. I heard about that.
- 1406. And you are under no obligation
to say anything or do anything.
- 1407. I just didn't love him as I should.
- 1408. So we don't need to talk about it.
We don't need to say anything.
- 1409. My dear Teddy,
- 1410. I miss you more than
I can express.
- 1411. I used to think that
the worst fate was to be a wife.
- 1412. I was young and stupid.
- 1413. But now I have changed.
- 1414. The worst fate is to live
my life without you in it.
- 1415. I was wrong to turn you down
and run away to New York.
- 1416. Oysters!
- 1417. Lobsters!
- 1418. Jo.
- 1419. Jo. Jo.
- 1420. Jo.
- 1421. Wake up.
- 1422. Wake up.
- 1423. - Teddy! Oh, you're back.
- Are you glad to see me, then?
- 1424. Yes.
- 1425. Oh, I was worried.
- 1426. Oh. Here, come sit.
- 1427. How's Amy? Did she bother you all the way
from Europe with her preening?
- 1428. Yes, but I like that.
- 1429. Where is she?
Did she not come home?
- 1430. Your mother has her down at Meg's.
We stopped on the way.
- 1431. There was no getting my wife
out of their clutches.
- 1432. Your what?
- 1433. I've done it now.
It was meant to be a surprise.
- 1434. We were engaged
and we were hoping to wait,
- 1435. but that is to say that
now we are man and wife.
- 1436. You and Amy?
- 1437. Yes.
- 1438. Are you in love?
- 1439. Yes.
- 1440. Jo, I want to say one thing
and then we'll put it away forever.
- 1441. I've always loved you.
- 1442. But the love I feel for Amy,
- 1443. And I think...
- 1444. you were right about this.
I think we would've killed each other.
- 1445. Yes.
- 1446. I think it was meant this way.
- 1447. Oh, Teddy.
- 1448. You're the only one that
ever calls me that, Jo.
- 1449. "Teddy."
- 1450. What does Amy call you?
- 1451. "My lord."
- 1452. That sounds like her.
- 1453. Well, you look deserving of it.
- 1454. Could we still be friends,
- 1455. Of course, my boy.
- 1456. She's a painter.
- 1457. Are you excited?
- 1458. Laurie told you?
- 1459. Yes, yes.
- 1460. Amy, I'm so happy for you.
- 1461. This... This was meant to be.
- 1462. Oh, I'm so relieved.
- 1463. I wanted to write, Jo.
I wanted to write.
- 1464. And I wanted to explain,
but everything was happening so fast
- 1465. and I was worried you'd be angry at me.
- 1466. - No. No.
- No, you're not angry at me?
- 1467. Life is too short to be angry
at one's sisters.
- 1468. I really miss her.
- 1469. I know.
- 1470. Thank you.
- 1471. Mr. Laurence.
- 1472. Jo.
- 1473. Oh, Jo.
- 1474. I couldn't bring myself to...
- 1475. The house doesn't seem right
without her, and...
- 1476. Couldn't go in,
knowing she wouldn't be there.
- 1477. I know I'm not half
so good as my sister,
- 1478. but you know I'll be a friend
to lean on, if you'll let me.
- 1479. All right.
- 1480. Dear Mr. Dashwood,
- 1481. enclosed are the first few chapters
of a piece I've only begun working on.
- 1482. It could suit as a story for young people,
but I think it is probably quite boring.
- 1483. However, I'm sending it to you just in case
it has something of value, though I doubt it.
- 1484. Jo March.
- 1485. I thought she hated me.
- 1486. She could still hate you
and leave you the house.
- 1487. What about you and John?
- 1488. We can't manage a grand house
like this. It's too big.
- 1489. I should sell it, but I'd love to do something
that would really make Aunt March turn in her grave.
- 1490. - I wouldn't mind that.
- A nice turning.
- 1491. Just a rotation,
- 1492. What will you do?
- 1493. I'd like to open a school.
- 1494. We never had a proper school,
and now there are women's colleges opening.
- 1495. There should be a school. For Daisy.
- 1496. - And what will Demi do?
- I'll open a school for boys and girls both.
- 1497. What about writing?
- 1498. - What about it?
- What are you working on?
- 1499. I started something,
but I don't think it's very good.
- 1500. - Everyone likes what you write.
- No, they don't.
- 1501. I do.
- 1502. Well, it's just
about our little life.
- 1503. So?
- 1504. Well, who will be
interested in a story
- 1505. of domestic struggles
- 1506. It doesn't have any
- 1507. Maybe it doesn't seem important
because people don't write about them.
- 1508. No, writing doesn't confer importance.
It reflects it.
- 1509. I don't think so.
- 1510. Writing them will make them
- 1511. When did you become so wise?
- 1512. I always have been. You were just
too busy noticing my faults.
- 1513. Which were never there,
- 1514. Dear Miss March,
- 1515. I read the chapters you sent and I have
to agree, they aren't very promising.
- 1516. But, please, send more stories
of the scandalous variety, if you have any.
- 1517. Or, shall I say, your friend can.
- 1518. My apologies for the joke.
- 1519. I couldn't help it.
- 1520. Jo, come down!
- 1521. Coming!
- 1522. I'm starving.
- 1523. - Jo, you might wanna wait because...
- I'm famished.
- 1524. But, Jo, dear, you have a guest.
- 1525. I don't know anyone.
- 1526. I'm sorry to intrude, but...
- 1527. It's you.
- 1528. Oh, uh... Heh.
- 1529. Hello.
- 1530. Hello. I'm Josephine March.
- 1531. - I'm Jo.
- Josephine, is that you?
- 1532. Welcome! Welcome.
This is Kitty and Minnie.
- 1533. And I see that you have already met our professor.
And he's a very accomplished man.
- 1534. And your mother says
that you are a writer.
- 1535. I keep a diary,
- 1536. We have a lot of interesting people here,
intellectuals and Europeans...
- 1537. Jo, I hope it is all right.
I got your address from Ms. Kirke.
- 1538. Who's this?
Who are you?
- 1539. I'm so sorry to intrude.
I was close by, and I thought I'd...
- 1540. - But I'll be going.
- No, no.
- 1541. Please stay.
We have more than enough room.
- 1542. Can someone tell me
who this man is?
- 1543. I don't want to be a burden.
- 1544. Oh, you're not a burden at all.
- 1545. - Yes, of course. Please.
- I'm Laurie.
- 1546. - Who are you?
- I'm Friedrich Bhaer.
- 1547. We were at the same boardinghouse
together in New York.
- 1548. Oh, Jo, he's very handsome.
- 1549. Do you intend to stay
in New York?
- 1550. No. I've been offered
a professorship in California.
- 1551. And, as I have nothing
keeping me here,
- 1552. I thought I might go west.
- 1553. It is new there, and they are
less particular about immigrants.
- 1554. Perhaps I should go west.
- 1555. You're not an immigrant,
so perhaps you should stay home.
- 1556. I'm going!
- 1557. Jo!
- 1558. - Joseph, not Josephine.
- I know Joseph.
- 1559. Pretty well, actually.
- 1560. This is a beautiful instrument.
- 1561. Which one of you plays?
- 1562. Oh, it was my sister Beth.
- 1563. We all play a little, but...
- 1564. But none so well as her.
- 1565. It is very hard to lose
- 1566. I'm sorry.
- 1567. - Do you play?
- Yes. I do.
- 1568. It would make us so happy
if you'd play now.
- 1569. She wouldn't want the piano
to sit silent.
- 1570. I don't wish to offend.
- 1571. Not in the least.
- 1572. - It was so lovely to meet you.
- Lovely to meet you. Goodbye.
- 1573. It was a real pleasure, Mr. Bhaer.
- 1574. - Bye, Laurie.
- 1575. - Thank you for everything.
- Lovely to have you.
- 1576. If you ever come to California,
I would love to see you.
- 1577. I don't know that I will,
but thank you.
- 1578. Well, goodbye.
- 1579. Goodbye.
- 1580. What?
- 1581. Why are you all looking
at me like that?
- 1582. What a wonderful man.
I hope he comes back.
- 1583. He would make a terrific friend
- 1584. - Oh, Father, he wasn't here for you!
- 1585. - Jo, you love him.
- 1586. - No, no, I don't.
- Yes, you do!
- 1587. I am half as smart as you, but I can see
it so plainly. You love him.
- 1588. - Doesn't she love him?
- Good instinct. You love him.
- 1589. I have never seen you
so happy. What else is love?
- 1590. You need to go after him. Laurie,
prepare the horses. We can catch him.
- 1591. - I'm coming too.
- No, I'm not going.
- 1592. - Yes, you are. Amy is right.
- 1593. Never thought I'd prepare a carriage
to help Jo March chase a man, but I like it.
- 1594. - He's moving to California.
- That was fiction!
- 1595. - He was practically begging for a reason to stay.
- But it's raining outside.
- 1596. That doesn't matter.
Can you come with me?
- 1597. - I need to fix you.
- 1598. Laurie, will you stop standing there
and go get the horses ready? Thank you.
- 1599. You never ask about my mother,
even when you know I've seen her.
- 1600. I assume she's still alive.
- 1601. But I ask after your mother.
- 1602. And I have no idea why.
- 1603. - You're willfully missing the point.
- That's true.
- 1604. - What is that...? What do they want?
- I have no idea.
- 1605. - Father, are you publishing this?
- What happened to the "little women"?
- 1606. Tell me you have
the rest of this book.
- 1607. What?
- 1608. I'm just trying to fix this hair.
- 1609. Ah! Stop, stop, stop.
Stop the carriage.
- 1610. - Wait, stop!
- Stop the carriage!
- 1611. - Stop. All right, Go. Out. Out.
- Go. Go, go, go.
- 1612. - Go!
- Jo, your hair!
- 1613. Kiss him with love!
- 1614. Frankly, I don't see
why she didn't marry the neighbor.
- 1615. Well, because the neighbor marries
- 1616. Right, right.
- 1617. - So who does she marry?
- No one.
- 1618. She doesn't marry either of them.
- 1619. No.
- 1620. No! No, no,
that won't work at all.
- 1621. She says the whole book that
she doesn't want to marry.
- 1622. Who cares?
- 1623. - Girls want to see women married, not consistent.
- No, it isn't the right ending.
- 1624. The right ending is
the one that sells.
- 1625. Trust me.
- 1626. If you decide to end your delightful book
with your heroine a spinster,
- 1627. no one will buy it.
- 1628. It won't be worth printing.
- 1629. I suppose marriage has always been
an economic proposition, even in fiction.
- 1630. It's romance.
- 1631. - It's mercenary.
- Just end it that way, will you?
- 1632. Fine.
- 1633. - Go!
- Jo, your hair!
- 1634. - Kiss him with love!
- 1635. - You look so beautiful!
- Go, Jo!
- 1636. Jo!
- 1637. I... I don't want you to leave.
I want you to stay.
- 1638. - You do?
- 1639. I would never leave
if you wish me to stay.
- 1640. - No, I want you to stay.
- I have nothing to give you, Jo.
- 1641. It doesn't matter.
- 1642. My hands are empty.
- 1643. They're not empty.
- 1644. I love it.
- 1645. It's romantic.
- 1646. It's very moving.
- 1647. That's very emotional.
- 1648. - Well, thank you.
- We could call the chapter...
- 1649. "Under the Umbrella."
- 1650. - That's good.
- 1651. - Now, there's the question of the contract.
- 1652. I'm prepared to give you
5 percent of the royalties.
- 1653. So I get 5 percent
of the profit.
- 1654. Five percent of the net profits,
after I recoup.
- 1655. Huh. Well, what about
a payment up front?
- 1656. I'm the one taking the risk
in printing this book.
- 1657. Yes, but it's my book.
- 1658. And if it does well, we'll both make money.
- 1659. If not, I can stay in business.
- 1660. Oh, so I get nothing
if it fails.
- 1661. No, I'll give you $500 right now
to buy out the copyright.
- 1662. The copyright?
- 1663. That's the right for reprinting,
that sort of thing.
- 1664. Sequels, characters for other stories.
- 1665. - Mm. Might that be worth something?
- Well, only if it's a success.
- 1666. I see. It seems like something
I would want to own, no?
- 1667. Didn't you say your family needed
the money more immediately?
- 1668. Yes, they do, which is
why I wanted up-front payment.
- 1669. No. It's too risky.
I'll only pay for the copyright.
- 1670. You keep your $500,
and I'll keep the copyright.
- 1671. Also, I want 10 percent
- 1672. Five point five percent.
That's very generous.
- 1673. - Nine percent.
- Six percent, and that's it.
- 1674. Mr. Dashwood, if I'm going to sell my heroine
into marriage for money, I might as well get some of it.
- 1675. Six point six percent.
- 1676. Done.
- 1677. And you don't need to decide
about the copyright right now.
- 1678. No, I've decided.
- 1679. I want to own my own book.
- 1680. - Where is she?
- She's here, everyone!
- 1681. Come on!
- 1682. Now, see if you can make a B.