Little Men (1940)

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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 ... See full summary »


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7 July 2008 | wes-connors
5
| Big Moo
This one compares relatively well with the other old "Little Women" and "Little Men" movies. It boasts an evenly keeled performance from Jimmy Lydon (as Danny), who handles the material particularly well. Other Louisa May Alcott adaptations err by casting older, and far too cutely made-up, stars as Alcott's young characters. Possibly, due to his relative youth, Mr. Lydon gets less than "star billing". Higher-billed veterans Kay Francis (as Jo March) and George Bancroft (as Major Burdle) provide strong adult support. Ms. Francis' portrayal of an older "Jo" rings true. However, Jack Oakie (as Willie the Fox) has the most enjoyable role. In black-and-white, Nick Musuraca photographs Darrell Silvera's sets quite nicely. Still, the total effect sometimes too cute for comfort.

***** Little Men (11/29/40) Norman Z. McLeod ~ Jimmy Lydon, Kay Francis, Jack Oakie, George Bancroft

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Release Date:

29 November 1940

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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