Little Men (1940 film)

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Little Men
Little Men - 1940 Poster.jpg
1940 Theatrical Poster
Directed byNorman Z. McLeod
Produced byC. Graham Baker (producer)
Donald J. Ehlers (associate producer)
Gene Towne (producer)
Written byMark Kelly (screenplay) and
Arthur Caesar (screenplay)
Jack Wagner
Based onLittle Men
by Louisa May Alcott
StarringKay Francis
Jack Oakie
George Bancroft
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyNicholas Musuraca
Edited byGeorge Hively
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • January 10, 1941 (1941-01-10) (U.S.)
  • December 7, 1940 (1940-12-07) (Premiere-New York City)[1]
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States

Little Men (1940) is an American film based on the novel Little Men (1871) by Louisa May Alcott. Norman Z. McLeod directed the film.


Jo March (Kay Francis), the lead character in Alcott's novel Little Women, now runs a private school for young boys.


Charles Arnt, Stanley Blystone, Nora Cecil, Hal K. Dawson, Sarah Edwards, George D. Green, Jack Henderson, Howard C. Hickman, Lloyd Ingraham, George Irving, William Irving, Bud Jamison, Nella Walker, Clarence Wilson and Duke York appear uncredited.



The film recorded a loss of $214,000.[2]

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  1. ^ "Little Men: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  2. ^ Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p157

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