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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.… More

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"[An] overpoweringly charming concoction of standard Gaelic tall stories, fantasy and romance."
‑ A.H. Weiler, New York Times
"...ultimately an entertaining (if all-too-slight) piece of work."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It's a delightful movie filled with delightful characters, delightful scenery, and delightful special effects."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"For those of a sentimental turn, there is the delight of watching young Connery romancing the ineffably wholesome Janet Munro, a couple of years before things turned nasty for Commander Bond at Crab Key with the somewhat more knowing Ursula Andress."
‑ , Time Out
"One of the rare few family movies that should enchant both children and grown-ups."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"This excellent fantasy romps through the folklore world of Ireland."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The film presents a series of utterly charming moments, some magical and some down-to-earth but, considering the setting, equally utopian."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"I have to admit that by the second or third time I saw leprechauns depicted as magical by speeding up the film, I was hoping for someone to show up with a gun."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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