Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Walt Disney Productions

93 min     6.8     1959     USA


Take a wee bit of ancient folklore, mix in some spectacular special effects and a magical cast (including Sean Connery) -- and you've got one of the most enchanting fantasies of all time! A frisky old storyteller named Darby O'Gill is desperately seeking the proverbial pot of gold. There's just one tiny thing standing in his way: a 21-inch leprechaun named King Brian. In order to get the gold, Darby must match his wits against the shrewd little trickster -- which proves no small task, indeed! Fall under the spell of DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE for a fun-filled evening of magic, mirth, and nonstop shenanigans!


ikomrad wrote:
Be transported back to simpler times where people mostly play small-town games with each other with good intentions. The references to Irish culture are refreshing and inspiring in these times where some would see it erased. The acting is bright and energetic. The story meanders a bit but plot threads all have satisfying ending, no loose ends. The special effects are very dated, but they achieve their intended effect without breaking the suspension of disbelief. Sean Connery, Janet Munro, and Albert Sharp all turn in great performances. This is a magical film for the whole family to enjoy. I highly recommended seeing it , several times!