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
Jan 1, 1959 Limited
Aug 3, 2004
Buena Vista Pictures
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[An] overpoweringly charming concoction of standard Gaelic tall stories, fantasy and romance.
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.
The film presents a series of utterly charming moments, some magical and some down-to-earth but, considering the setting, equally utopian.
One of the rare few family movies that should enchant both children and grown-ups.
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.
It's a delightful movie filled with delightful characters, delightful scenery, and delightful special effects.
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