Little Men (1940)
Directed Norman Z. McLeod
Cast: Kay Francis, Jack Oakie, George Bancroft, Jimmy Lydon, Ann Gillis, Charles Esmond and William Demarest
Film / Drama / Adaptation
Based on a novel by Louisa May Alcott, this is the sequel to Little Women. 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 defends him when he is falsely accused. Dan's foster father, Major Burdle, is a swindler in cahoots with another crook called Willie the Fox. When the Plumfield School becomes in danger of foreclosure, the two con men cook up a scheme to save the home.
Actors: William Demarest, Kay Francis, Jack Oakie