Monday, December 20, 2010

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew {1939}

My whole teen years were spent reading the Five Little Peppers series. Thats why I was so excited to find out one day, that TCM was showing all the Pepper movies that had been made in 1939 & 1940. :)

The casting was quite good. Ronald Sinclair played Jasper King and he was just how I imagined him. And Dorothy Ann Seese, who played Phronsie Pepper was simply adorable! Well, the cast was just wonderful!

The storyline in the movies are off from the original story in the books, but they kept the spirit. They also changed the era from the 1880s to the 1930s. It looks like the movies never came out on VHS, or DVD - in the little research I've done. Hopefully someday they will. As they are great movies!



ladaisi said...


I LOVED this book as a kid! I had no idea there was a movie on it.

If you happen to find it on dvd or vhs let me know! I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Good to know other people loved that book too. It's rare I meet someone who has heard of it.

- Lauren

Ladaisi Blog

Miss Laurie said...

I've always intended to read the books but never have. The films were on TCM last year and I really enjoyed watching them. Phronsie was adorable! :)

~Miss Laurie
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