Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

DVD - 2004
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An old storyteller falls into a well and meets a group of leprechauns. The leprechauns give him three wishes to get his life together.
Publisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Home Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., [2004]
Edition: Fullscreen edition
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9780788851377
0788851373
Branch Call Number: DVD Darb

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Derringer
Apr 06, 2018

For the most part - I thought that this was a pretty silly movie (set in the 19th century) about leprechauns and other such silly stuff like that. But, I must say that some of the special effects were actually quite good, considering that this fantasy picture was from 1959.

It was also kinda interesting to see a 29-year-old Sean Connery in one of his first pictures before he went on to become everyone's favourite spy, James Bond - 007.

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KingKongKool
Mar 15, 2018

Ah, yes! - The luck of the Irish, their curios superstitions, their wee, magical leprechauns, and (get this!) a Scottish Sean Connery being passed off as an Irishman (all rolled up into one movie).

Though this 1959 Fantasy/Romance/Comedy film from Disney Studios was far from being top-notch entertainment - It was certainly notable for starring a young and very virile-looking Sean Connery (3 years before he first starred as James Bond in 1962's "Dr. No").

Anyway - Besides Connery's appearance in this decidedly quirky picture - I also thought that the "little people" pre-CG effects were actually quite impressive, considering that this film is now 60 years old.

All-in-all - I'd say that "Darby O'Gill" (and all of its merry, Irish shenanigans) was definitely well-worth a view, in the long run.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

A great classic Disney film featuring a very young and very handsome Sean Connery. This is a great film for families, however, the banshee terrified me as a child.

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ninigirl
Feb 02, 2017

How can you not like the little people. Also watching Connery sing is a plus. Handsome as ever. If you are watching this with little ones it may be hard to understand because it is spoken in a heavy Irish accents. Subtitles is a must. Great back ground information on how the filmed the film too that the kids loved.

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gomez7
Aug 05, 2016

A fun movie about Ireland and Irish beliefs in leprechauns, fairies, the banshee, and the death coach ride. See a very young Sean Connery. Albert Sharpe is not to be missed in his performance as the older man who likes his drink and is knowledgeable about the "little people," etc. Estelle Winwood is another classic character actor. Family movie has adventure, romance, and (pub) brawl or two.

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lukasevansherman
Jun 06, 2016

Wait, isn't Sean Connery Scottish?

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Calvacade
Aug 11, 2015

Great kids film from Disney starring SeanConnery.

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carlboygenius
May 02, 2015

This 1959 movie really holds up well. With special FX by Disney master craftsman, Academy Award winning, Peter Ellenshaw, and with a story well told: This movie is just a pleasure to watch. It really is a wonderful piece of movie magic. Delightful — at any age.

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rtom77
Mar 05, 2013

Great to see Sean Connery's second feature film. There is a good brief special feature about him too. Walt Disney's usual attention to detail and character actors is marvelous here. A St Patrick's day favourite in our family for all ages. Enjoy!

beckz Sep 24, 2008

A movie I watched numerous times as a child and as cheesy as the effects are the movie was still great to watch again and share with my daughter.

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Jan 20, 2017

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