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Little Men (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 29 November 1940 (USA)
Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer operate the Plumfield School for poor boys. When Dan, a tough street kid, comes to the school, he wins Jo's heart despite his hard edge, and she ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Z. McLeod

Writers:

Mark Kelly (screen play), Arthur Caesar (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Francis ... Jo
Jack Oakie ... Willie
George Bancroft ... Maj. Burdle
Jimmy Lydon ... Dan
Ann Gillis ... Nan
Carl Esmond ... Prof. Bhaer (as Charles Esmond)
Richard Nichols ... Teddy
Casey Johnson Casey Johnson ... Robby
Francesca Santoro Francesca Santoro ... Bess
Johnny Burke ... Silas
Lillian Randolph ... Asia
Sammy McKim ... Tommy
Edward Rice Edward Rice ... Demi
Anne Howard Anne Howard ... Daisy
Jimmy Zahner Jimmy Zahner ... Jack (as Jimmy Zaner)
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Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer operate the Plumfield School for poor boys. When Dan, a tough street kid, comes to the school, he wins Jo's heart despite his hard edge, and she defends him when he is falsely accused. Dan's foster father, Major Burdle, is a swindler in cahoots with another crook called Willie the Fox. When the Plumfield School becomes in danger of foreclosure, the two con men cook up a scheme to save the home. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Final film of Johnny Burke. See more »

Goofs

At about five minutes, the Baby turns completely around in its box between shots. See more »

Quotes

Major Burdle: [to Willie] I won't lose his love and respect, not even if i have to steal the money to prove than I'm honest.
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Connections

Version of Little Women II Jo's Boys (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Roll Jordan Roll
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Traditional Negro spiritual
Sung a cappella by Lillian Randolph
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Way Too Cute
27 June 2003 | by gallenm1See all my reviews

This film is cute to the point of being saccharine sweet. It tells the story of a too good to be true school mistress and her pupils, and of a rough and tumble young boy whose life they touch. The treatment of the youngsters is improbable given the time period the film takes place in, and the film has a trite ending that ignores the realities of the situation the boy is in. Finally, the film features the original Bessie the Cow; that fact alone makes it too cute.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Louisa May Alcott's Little Men See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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