Friday, March 14, 2008

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

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, I am reviewing another Disney classic: "Darby O'Gill and the Little People."

Directed By: Robert Stevenson
Written By:Lawrence Edward Watkin (screenplay)
H.T. Kavanagh ("Darby O'Gill short stories)

Mommy says that here is the main reason ladybeans should watch this movie: a young Sean Connery . . . and he sings!

This film follows the adventures of Darby O'Gill, the village drunken storyteller, and his relationship with the Little People, notably King Brian . . . the king of the Little People. Most of the villagers are entertained by Darby's stories, but none really believe him . . . including his daughter Katie and his employer. When a young and handsome Michael McBride first arrives, Darby assumes he has been hired to help him in his caretaker duties on the lord's estate. Soon, however, it is revealed that Michael has instead been hired as Darby's replacement! Darby hits upon a scheme to trick King Brian out of his gold so that he can support himself and his daughter, but will he be successful? Are the Little People truly real, or are they merely figments of Darby's drunken imagination, as everyone else believes?

This film is filled with humor, colorful Irish scenery, and romance. The relationship between King Brian and Darby is one of friendly rivalry, with each doing their best to outsmart the other. King Brian attempts to trap Darby forever in his realm only to be outwitted by Darby who rouses him and his subjects to The Hunt with his inspired fiddle playing. Later Darby attempts to capture King Brian by challenging him to a drinking game, planning to keep him occupied until cock's crow, when the king will lose his powers. This is a wonderful story, and perfect for Saint Patrick's Day!
I give "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" two pints of green beer and a shake from my magical shillelagh!

18 meows:

Samantha & Tigger said...

We have seen that movie and love it!! Tybalt, did I tell you yes, I'll be your Birthday Party date! I even have something green to wear!!
Smoochie kisses,

PB & J said...

Mommy remembers seeing this when she was a wee little girl - maybe she'll rent it for us?

Forty Paws said...

Hhhhhmmmm. That looks very interesting. Sean Connery is cute in his younger years!

Luf, Us

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

My Beans says it's been a while since she's seen this. We'll have to rent it and have a look see. She's says I'll probably want to chase and eat the Leprechans.

Anonymous said...

Mom say "Sean Connery, any time, any age, anywhere!" She saw this many, many, may years ago BC.

Scout said...

Mommy said she had not heard of this one but will check it out to get in the St. Patrick's day spirit!

Mickey said...

Mom likes that movie :) It's just simple entertainment,heehee
Thanks for the review, it might be time to see it again.
Purrs Mickey

Chairman Mao said...

That sounds like a good moovie! My momma has nefur seen it.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like such a cute movie! Thank you for a fabulous review.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

That sounds like a fun movie! Thanks for the review, Tybalt.

TT said...

That was a greats movie! I agrees with you about that.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Another excellent movie review. I may insist the human rents this one out!

As a request, do you think you could review Atonement one day? The human and I watched it and it is a lovely film, we would love to hear your views.

Christine and FAZ said...

Bite size humans - excellent. FAZ

Adan*Michico said...

Young young Sean Connery ~!!!!!!!!
You make Michico totally screaming~!!!!!
She loves Sean Connery the best, even he is not young now, but still her favorite~~

Camie's Kitties said...

Mom says she hasn't seen that movie in years.

Are you all okay - the tornadoes missed you??? How was your birthday?

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Hi Holly and Ivy,


Anonymous said...

You guys OK after the storms?

Hot(M)BC said...

Happy Purrthday Tybalt :)
Alla Us

Phoenix said...

Olá! Sou do Brasil! Esse filme é lindo!!