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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.