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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

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Baby boomers who may not remember the plot particulars of Walt Disney's Darby O'Gill and the Little People nonetheless retain fond memories of Disney's publicity campaign, which included an episode of the producer's weekly TV series, wherein the actor playing leprechaun king Brian (Jimmy O'Dea) was passed off as a genuine little person. One look at Darby O'Gill itself and one is willing to believe Disney's subterfuge. The story, based on the writings of H.T. Kavanagh, involves one Darby O'Gill

Aug 3, 2004

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[An] overpoweringly charming concoction of standard Gaelic tall stories, fantasy and romance.

March 25, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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For those of a sentimental turn, there is the delight of watching young Connery romancing the ineffably wholesome Janet Munro, a couple of years before things turned nasty for Commander Bond at Crab Key with the somewhat more knowing Ursula Andress.

February 11, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The film presents a series of utterly charming moments, some magical and some down-to-earth but, considering the setting, equally utopian.

March 10, 2008

...ultimately an entertaining (if all-too-slight) piece of work.

June 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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One of the rare few family movies that should enchant both children and grown-ups.

April 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

I have to admit that by the second or third time I saw leprechauns depicted as magical by speeding up the film, I was hoping for someone to show up with a gun.

March 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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It's a delightful movie filled with delightful characters, delightful scenery, and delightful special effects.

September 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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This excellent fantasy romps through the folklore world of Ireland.

July 30, 2003 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Audience Reviews for Darby O'Gill and the Little People

I liked it when I was a kid. Seeing Connery so young is a little strange. The banshee in the movie was pretty scary when I was a kid and I think it still gives me a chill just thinking about it.
September 9, 2007
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Little known precious gem.
November 2, 2007
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