Little Men (1940)

STARRING:
Jack Oakie, Kay Francis
DIRECTED BY:
Norman Z. McLeod
GENRE:
Comedy, Drama
Director Norman Z McLeod was best known for wild comedies starring the likes of Bob Hope and the Marx Brothers, but he showed his more serious side with Little Men, Louisa May Alcott’s sequel to Little Women. Jo (Kay Francis) is grown and married, teaching at the financially strapped Plumfield School for boys. Can two local con men keep the school from going under! Also, look for the screen debut of Elsie the Cow, best known for her ads for the Borden Milk Co. As Buttercup, Elsie showed she was born for the cinema. (BW)