Darby O'Gill And The Little People details
|Starring:||Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea, Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Darby O'Gill And The Little People
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Mar 2004|
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Fun for all the family!By Karl from Shetland, Scotland , 13 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]NO PLOT SPOILERS HERE!A great bit of Irish blarney for all who are young at heart. This Disney film directed by Robert Stevenson (Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Herbie Rides Again....) tells a tale of a quiet Irish village, a local charactor fond of tall tales and of course the leprechauns (little people) themselves! A pre Bond Sean Connery also stars as do enough real Irish accents to fill the story with colour.A word of caution though, the very very young may be scared by the Banshee, think of the Lord of The Rings ringwraiths. The special effects are quite spectacular for its era-1959 and still stand up very well today.A rare delight(and a good craic!)
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such a delightful filmBy cheesekake (1497 reviews) from uk , 10 Aug 2011this film is so delightful and funny, even the serious note at the end is fun.
A very classic brilliantly portrayed film with a very young Sean Connery acting in.
A must see for all the family no matter of the age.
The Luck of the IrishBy Emjay69 (341 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 25 Jun 2011Extremely good for it's age. Entertaining and colourful and, above all, good fun.
The story takes you down the path of the Leprechauns who obviously do exist to anyone who's been drinking. It's a bit strange to see a Scotsman playing an Irish part but, it is a very young Sean Connery. He is Scottish isn't he?
A light hearted fairie taleBy Riain (121 reviews) from Essex , 23 May 2010Ireland as it never was but only in the minds of Disney fantasy story tellers.
Look beyond the stereo-types and the cliches that dog movies from this era and enjoy this simple tale of Leprecauns & Banshees and the silly carry-on of a rogue called Darby O'Gill.
To be sureBy a customer from York , 08 Sep 2009Great old film for kids and grown ups. WOrth seeing just for a young Sean connery. But the crazy irish are grand a well. Be jesus
FAMILY FUNBy SILVERHARP (79 reviews) from Edinburgh, Scotland. , 27 Mar 2008From; SILVER HARP Edinburgh
DARBY OGILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE
(Robert Stevenson 1959 Hollywood)
Obviously the Sidhe (pronounced Shee - Irish Fairies) must have given this jolly little movie their blessing, otherwise far from meeting with success; God only knows what disaster might have befallen it and thats despite the display of fairy dancing that quite frankly is an insult to their skills and traditions.
A more earthly mystery is Janet Munros bazaar acting at the outset. She talks to her mother, only a few feet away, whilst gazing into the distance that far exceeds the limitations of the small room whilst maintaining that certain rabbit caught in headlights look. For a while I thought she was blind.
Fortunately Janets acting, though sadly not her attempt at an Irish accent, improves with time. And by the time a very young and handsome Sean Connery arrives on the scene her long-distance gazing becomes much more, shall we say; locally targeted.
The encounter with the fairies is very well handled and it has to be said, with the exception of the aforementioned dancing, reflects a certain familiarity with the ways of the Sidhe. Was that the result of research, or employment of an insider? - we may never know.
Finally; a warning to any who are want to mock the existence of fairies, (or succumb to their Christianization fallen angels indeed!), they have the power, amongst others, to create changelings; look at Janets caught in headlights look - do you want to end-up like that? And how will you feel when some determined quantum physicist proves beyond doubt the theory of Parallel Universes. Take it from me, the Sidhe, the Peri (from Iran), the Fata (from Greece), the Hada (from Spain) and all the rest are living right alongside us. Respect them and you wont go far wrong.
This is a good all round family film. If you want to have a go at the dancing though, make it less Hollywood and more Flatley.