Little Men (1940)
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as Maj. Burdie
as Stella N.
as Jo March
as Poker Player
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Audience Reviews for Little Men
Little Men (1940) -- [6.0] -- This particular adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's book ends on a morally ambiguous note (I don't think children should ever be lied to), but the film is otherwise passable family entertainment. Jimmy Lydon does a decent job as Dan, the angry young man who comes to live with Jo March at her experimental school/farm for boys. The film works best when it focuses on Jo and the children, less so when it jumps to the B-storyline featuring George Bancroft and Jack Oakie as a pair of swindlers. There are some sugar-coated moments that may test your gag reflex, but the scene where Jo punishes Dan by forcing him to lash *her* hands with a switch rings true.
Huh? I don't remember any bank robbers in the book, or whatever they were. This was a really strange adaptation.
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