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Darby O’Gill and the Little People

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Today is the bog holiday where everyone in the world wants to be Irish, or at least help them celebrate. We’ve been doing this all week here at Musings, and today we bring you a Disney classic, Darby O’Gill and the Little People. Darby O’Gill (Albert Sharpe) is an old lazy layabout who loves nothing more that to tell stories about the Little People as he sips on his stout down at the pub in his little town. There is a mountain just outside the town, Knocknasheega, which is said not only to be haunted by bain sidhe, but under the mountain is the home of the leprechauns. Darby is a caretaker for Lord Fitzpatrick, a kind, but firm landowner, who is wanting to hire a younger caretaker, Micheal McBride (Sean Connery), to take Darby’s place, due to the fact that Darby is getting on in years, and should retire. Darby and his fun, spirited daughter, Katie (Janet Munro), live in the gatehouse, and it has been their home for over 20 years. Darby does not want to upset his daughter with the news, and insists that Micheal stay with them at the gatehouse as he has been hired as an “assistant” to Darby. There is also a couple of other who are after Darby’s job, the crass Pony Sugrue (Kieron Moore) and his scheming mother, Sheelah Surgrue (Estelle Winwood), who keeps wanting to match Pony up with Katie.

I Captured The King Of The Leprechauns

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Part of the Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color TV series this Disney Special episode was done to help promote the then new film Darby O’Gill and the Little People. It is a carefree heart warming look at how the idea for the film came about in the first place. Walt Disney has always been a story teller and has always wanted to make us believe in that which we normally don’t even consider. We get a wonderful glimpse into that mindset with this TV episode that aired on the 29th of May in 1959. At that time there were no color TV sets so it is all in back and white but that in no way takes away from the charm of this piece. It reminds me of the days in my youth when everyone would gather around the tiny 9 inch TV to watch what was happening around the world. Disney made those times even more fun, more so then they are now.