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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 »

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Jo
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Major Burdle
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Nan
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Professor Bhaer (as Charles Esmond)
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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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Louisa May Alcott's Little Men  »

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Although Elsie the Cow is billed 8th playing Buttercup as "'Elsie' - The Moo Girl of the New York World's Fair" in the opening credits, she is billed last (26th) in the end credits, simply as 'Elsie' playing 'Buttercup.' In 1939, she was quite famous, appearing in ads for the Borden Milk Co. See more »

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

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

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Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair
(1854) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played by Schuyler Standish on violin
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Does not star Danny DeVito
7 December 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Though I wasn't a big fan of the original and the countless remakes of the original Little Women, for some odd reason I really enjoyed Little Men, though the title is a bit misleading, there's only one 'little man' to speak of, he's the one growing up in this movie, But I'm guessing this continues where Little Women left off?? I know the character Jo from Little Women (I began to watch Little Women, but I didn't finish it, so excuse my ignorance), I guess she has her own private school for kids now. They're of various ages. The plot involves a Father who gets into one shady business deal after another who decides to send his adopted boy to school to legitimately educate him. However, the way the boy was brought up and the way the school operates don't exactly add up. And also, the school is wowed by the Father so much to trust him with the school finances (something, well, I find a little hard to believe), and oh yeah, the school is seriously running arrears of it's bills! So there's all these little things happening, but it's not too overly difficult to follow what's going on, and even the kids will enjoy this movie.

Best moment: when Jo and her new student go into the barn, Bessie the cow volunteering to go in with them and starts mooing VERY loudly.


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