Friday, August 6, 2010

Family Movie Review - Darby O'Gill and the Little People

 This is one of our all-time favorite family movies!

The 50's were some of the best Disney live-action movies we have ever seen. 

Darby O'Gill and the Little People debuted in 1959.

Pictures from Started by a Mouse

"The Wishing Song" has spurred many fun rants in our house, and this is a St. Patrick's Day must-have. (even if it is just to watch the "Fox Chase" fiddle rant by Darby while you are dancing around the coffee table and doing an Irish jig!)

Pictures from Started by a Mouse

  There are a few intense scenes for younger viewers with a banshee and the Costa Bower (the death coach) coming for someone who is dying. But they are surrounded by so much fun and liveliness it is soon forgotten.

You will be amazed at the visual effects of the leprechauns, and make sure you see the special of Walt's favorites!

Here is the description found on and on the back of the DVD:
"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" 

Grace (dd9) - "It makes me happy, it's funny, and it has adventure. I REALLY love it!"

William (ds7) - "Yea, I like it. It's funny and it's neat. I like the "Fox Chase" the best!"

I will leave you with a song sung by Sean Connery in the movie:

Oh, she is my dear, my darlin' one / Her eyes so sparklin', full of fun / No other, no other / Can match the likes of her. 

She's my dear, my darlin' one / My smilin' and beguilin' one / I love the ground she walks upon / My pretty Irish girl.


  1. Your blog design is so cute! I've never heard of this movie, but will have to see if I can find it...I love old classics! Now following from Trendy Treehouse!

  2. stopping by from NFF's! Your blog is awesome, sounds like something I need! I am your newest follower!


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