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- Actors: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea, Kieron Moore, Estelle Winwood, Walter Fitzgerald, Denis O'Dea, J.G. Devlin, Jack MacGowran, Farrell Pelly, Maureen Halligan
- Directors: Robert Stevenson
- Producers: Walt Disney
Movie MPAA Rating: Nr
Genre: Kids and Family
Movie Studio: Walt Disney
Run Time (minutes): 428
Street Date: September 2, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 058-10-3800
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
Baby boomers who may not remember the plot particulars of Walt Disney's Darby O'Gill and the Little People nonetheless retain fond memories of Disney's publicity campaign, which included an episode of the producer's weekly TV series, wherein the actor playing leprechaun king Brian (Jimmy O'Dea) was passed off as a genuine little person. One look at Darby O'Gill itself and one is willing to believe Disney's subterfuge. The story, based on the writings of H.T. Kavanagh, involves one Darby O'Gill (Albert Sharpe) an Irish tall-tale spinner who works as a caretaker. On the night that he is replaced by a younger man (Sean Connery), Darby heads home to tell his daughter Katie (Janet Munro) that he has lost his job. En route, he stumbles into the underground leprechaun kingdom, thanks to the intervention of King Brian, who wants to save Darby the shame of telling his daughter about his job. Advised that he will never be able to leave the land of the leprechauns, Darby escapes, and Brian follows. Because he stays above ground until dawn, Brian loses his powers and becomes the property of Darby, who won't let the leprechaun go until he grants three wishes. Brian tricks Darby out of the first two wishes, but is honor-bound to grant the third: that Darby's daughter Katie be wed to the handsome new caretaker. Before this can happen, Katie is seriously injured. As she lies comatose, the Death Coach descends from the sky to gather her to the heavens. Darby rapidly alters his third wish and begs that he be taken in Katie's place. Brian saves Darby's life by tricking him into making a fourth wish, which immediately cancels the first three. The young caretaker wins Katie on his own merits, and Darby has a whole new slew of stories with which to regale the villagers. The principal drawing card of Darby O'Gill and the Little People is its special effects, the most famous of which finds a life-sized Darby O'Gill fiddling away as hundreds of tiny leprechauns dance about him.
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Estimated ship weight: 0.32 pounds
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THE FINAL TWO FILMS WALT DISNEY WAS INVOLVED IN
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RED - 7 years ago
THIS IS FOUR FILMS FOUR DVDS.. FIRST WE HAVE DARBY O GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE FROM 1959 THE PLOT: A FUNNY LITTLE ST. PATRICKS DAY MOVIE ABOUT AN OLD IRISHMAN WHO TAKES ON THE KING OF THE LEPRECHAUNS WHILE TRYING TO FIND A HUSBAND FOR HIS DAUGHTER. GNOME MOBILE: 1967: THE PLOT GNOME MOBILE IS ONE OF THE LAST FILMS THAT WALT DISNEY WAS PERSONALLY PROUDUCED BY WALT DISNEY IT IS BASED ON A 1936 BOOK OF THE SAME NAME. STARS KAREN DOTRICE, AND MATHEW GARBER FROM MARY POPPINS THIS PROVED TO BE MATHEW GARBERS LAST FILM. THE PLOT GOES LIKE THIS: A MILLIONAIRE AND HIS GRAND KIDS DECIDE TO HELP A GROUP OF GNOMES WHO ARE LIVING IN THE FOREST FIND THEIR TRIBE. THE MILLIONAIRE IS THOUGHT TO BE CRAZY SO HE IS LOCKED UP SO TO SAVE THEIR GRANDFATHER THE GRAND KIDS HAVE TO PROVE THAT THE GNOMES ARE REAL SO HE CAN BE RELEASED. NEXT WE HAVE THE ONE AND ONLY GENUINE FAMILY BAND FROM 1968 THIS IS A POLITICAL FILM THAT HAPPENS TO BE A MUSICAL SET IN THE 1888 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ABOUT A TALENTED MUSICAL FAMILY THE BOWER FAMILY WHO SETTLE IN THE DAKOTA'S. LAST BUT NOT LEAST WE HAVE THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE FROM 1967 FILM ABOUT THE ANOTHONY BIDDLE PLAYED BY FRED MACMURRAY AND HIS WIFE CORDELLIA PLAYED BY GREER GARSON THIS WAS WALT DISNEY'S LAST FILM HE WAS INVOLVED WITH BECAUSE HE DIED DURING PRODUCTION.