Little Men (1940 film)

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Little Men
Little Men - 1940 Poster.jpg
1940 Theatrical Poster
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod
Produced by C. Graham Baker (producer)
Donald J. Ehlers (associate producer)
Gene Towne (producer)
Written by Louisa May Alcott (novel Little Men)
Mark Kelly (screenplay) and
Arthur Caesar (screenplay)
Jack Wagner
Starring Kay Francis
Jack Oakie
George Bancroft
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca
Edited by George Hively
Distributed by RKO 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
Country United States
Language English

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

Plot summary[edit]

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]

See also[edit]


  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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