Thursday, March 17, 2011

'Darby O'Gill and the Little People'

So we should have saved our Shamrock Shake post for today. St. Patrick's Day, but we didn't....so here's another randomly Irish post. Who out there remembers "Darby O'Gill and the Little People"?

I was shocked that the movie was made in 1959 (Disney, of course). I saw it around 1978 so it must have been re-released. (Minnesotans: I saw it in the old White Bear Lake movie theater, which later became the Avalon Mall in the old WBL downtown.)

It is...not a great movie. I remember it kind of rambling and incorporating a lot of Irish legends and with some hard-to-understand brogues. Sean Connery is in it, though, a young, hunky Sean Connery.

Parts of it kind of look like a Lucky Charms commercial. But now that I've kind of dissed it, I have a yearning to watch it again.

Ever see this one? Any memories of it?


1 comment:

Tracy A. said...

I remember. Saw it at an all night co-ed sleepover in the science lab at school in the seventh grade, about 1980. My teacher had a copy on reel to reel film. We thought it was hilarious!