5.8/10
227
11 user 5 critic

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:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Little Men (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of two street kids - one who becomes the recipient of a kind benefactor and the other who goes on the run on the street. The first gets taken ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Gibbons
Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Michael Caloz, Ben Cook
Little Men (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The former Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer operate the Plumfield School for homeless boys. One of the boys, Nat, invites Dan, a street kid, to come to the school, where the boys ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen
Stars: Ralph Morgan, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Junior Durkin
Certificate: Passed Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After many years, MacKenzie Scott is pardoned from prison, but his wife is already involved with another man. Nevertheless, he travels incognito to his family's town. There he befriends his... See full summary »

Director: Jo Graham
Stars: Kay Francis, Walter Huston, Gloria Warren
A Lost Lady (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two days before Marian and Ned are to be married, he is killed by the husband of a woman he was seeing on the side. Marian becomes withdrawn and they send her to the Canadian Rockies for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred E. Green, Phil Rosen
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Frank Morgan, Ricardo Cortez
Molly and Me (1945)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A vivacious actress needing work becomes a housekeeper for a crusty retired politician, and gives his life the shaking-up that it needs.

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: Gracie Fields, Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Young freewheeling wanderer Jerry Day and his beautiful wife Toni are at odds over their lifestyle. Jerry can't accept responsibility but Toni yearns for a family and a settled life. Then ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard, Shirley Temple
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Sylvia is the French teacher at Briarcroft's School for Girls, but she wants to find romance. When she hears Bill on the radio, she decides to leave and thank him. But he is on his way to ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Marion Davies, Bing Crosby, Fifi D'Orsay
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Bulldog Drummond goes up against foreign agents trying to steal plans for a top-secret aircraft.

Director: Norman Lee
Stars: John Lodge, Dorothy Mackaill, Victor Jory
Little Men (1998–1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The widowed Jo March Behr and her sisters with the help of Jo's nephew start a boys boarding school at their Aunt March's home Plumfield after they inherit it.

Stars: Michelle Burke, Spencer Rochfort, Corey Sevier
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Auctioneer Spot Cash Cutler is planning the scam of a lifetime, but will he get burned?

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Ann Dvorak, Claire Dodd
Splendor (1935)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The once-great Lorrimore family faces bankruptcy unless older son Brighton marries wealthy Edith Gilbert. When Brighton instead returns from a trip with his new wife Phyllis, she receives a... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent
Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Paul Cavanagh
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jo
...
...
Major Burdle
...
Dan
...
Nan
...
Professor Bhaer (as Charles Esmond)
Richard Nichols ...
Casey Johnson ...
Francesca Santoro ...
...
Lillian Randolph ...
...
Edward Rice ...
Anne Howard ...
Jimmy Zahner ...
Jack (as Jimmy Zaner)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 November 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Louisa May Alcott's Little Men  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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.
See more »

Connections

Version of Wakakusa monogatari nan to Jô sensei (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Aura Lea
(1861) (uncredited)
Music by George R. Poulton
Lyrics by W.W. Fosdick
Sung a cappella by Lillian Randolph
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


8 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
public domain jacobs00
Discuss Little Men (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?