Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
  • G
  • 1h 31m
  • 1959
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Take a wee bit of ancient folklore, mix in some spectacular special effects and a magical cast -- and you've got one of the most enchanting fantasies of all time! A frisky old storyteller named Darby O'Gill is desperately seeking the proverbial pot of gold. There's just one tiny thing standing in his way: a 21-inch leprechaun named King Brian. In order to get the gold, Darby must match his wits against the shrewd little trickster -- which proves no small task, indeed! Fall under the spell of DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE for a fun-filled evening of magic, mirth, and nonstop shenanigans!
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

New York Times
A.H. Weiler

[An] overpoweringly charming concoction of standard Gaelic tall stories, fantasy and romance.

June 21, 2017
Time Out

For those of a sentimental turn, there is the delight of watching young Connery romancing the inef...

June 21, 2017
Douglas Pratt

The film presents a series of utterly charming moments, some magical and some down-to-earth but, c...

June 21, 2017
Reel Film Reviews
David Nusair

...ultimately an entertaining (if all-too-slight) piece of work.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Imaginative story will draw tweens and teens in.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this low-key fantasy will win tweens' hearts, and most will find the brief scary parts just spooky enough. But as Darby and the leprechauns swap clever tricks, the film's engaging plot and evocative styling will keep the attention of older kids and adults as well. There's some drinking, shown as acceptable, and some brief scary scenes that may disturb more sensitive children.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:June 26, 1959
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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