Little Men (1940 film)

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

Little Men
1940 Theatrical Poster
Directed byNorman Z. McLeod
Produced byC. Graham Baker
Donald J. Ehlers
Gene Towne
Written byMark Kelly
Arthur Caesar
Jack Wagner
Based onLittle Men
by Louisa May Alcott
StarringKay Francis
Jack Oakie
George Bancroft
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyNicholas Musuraca
Edited byGeorge Hively
RKO Radio Pictures
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • December 7, 1940 (1940-12-07)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States


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.[1]

See also


  1. Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p157