Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 

Darby O'Gill and the Little People Overview:

Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959) was a Adventure - Family Film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney.

BlogHub Articles:

Darby O'Gill and the Little People ( 1959 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 17, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"Three wishes I'll grant ye, great wishes an' small! But you wish a fourth and you'll lose them all!" Darby O'Gill is a wily old codger, but even with all his experience he canno' match wits with the king of the leprechauns, King O'Brien himself. On a spooky moonlit night in Ireland, Darby falls d... Read full article


Darby O'Gill and the Little People ( 1959 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 17, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"Three wishes I'll grant ye, great wishes an' small! But you wish a fourth and you'll lose them all!" Darby O'Gill is a wily old codger, but even with all his experience he canno' match wits with the king of the leprechauns, King O'Brien himself. On a spooky moonlit night in Ireland, Darby falls d... Read full article


Darby O'Gill and the Little People ( 1959 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 17, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"Three wishes I'll grant ye, great wishes an' small! But you wish a fourth and you'll lose them all!" Darby O'Gill is a wily old codger, but even with all his experience he canno' match wits with the king of the leprechauns, King O'Brien himself. On a spooky moonlit night in Ireland, Darby falls d... Read full article


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with "Darby O'Gill and the Little People"

By Rick29 on Mar 17, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

In the picturesque Irish village of Rathcullen, old codger Darby O'Gill (Albert Sharpe) spends more time in the pub talking about leprechauns than tending to the estate of Lord Fitzpatrick. So, it's no surprise when the landowner decides it's time to replace Darby with the younger Michael McBride (S... Read full article


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with "Darby O'Gill and the Little People"

By Rick29 on Mar 14, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

In the picturesque Irish village of Rathcullen, old codger Darby O'Gill (Albert Sharpe) spends more time in the pub talking about leprechauns than tending to the estate of Lord Fitzpatrick. So, it's no surprise when the landowner decides it's time to replace Darby with the younger Michael McBride (S... Read full article


See all Darby O'Gill and the Little People articles

Quotes from

Michael McBride: [singing] Have you ever seen the seagulls a-flyin' o'er the heather, or the crimson sails on Galway Bay the fishermen unfurl? Oh, the Earth is filled with beauty, and it's gathered all together in the form and face and dainty grace of a pretty Irish girl. Oh, she is my dear, my darling one, her eyes so sparklin' full of fun, no other, no other can match the likes of her! She is my dear, my darling one, my smilin' and beguilin' one; I love the ground she walks upon, my darling Irish girl!


Paddy Scanlon: Stay away from Knocknasheega, Darby. Ye moil an' meddle wi' that little king, he'll put the come-hither on ye, an' make you his slave forevermore.
Darby O'Gill: Do ye think I'm a babe in arms?
Paddy Scanlon: You are to the likes of 'im! Five thousand years old he is, an' every year of his life he's learned a knew trick.
Darby O'Gill: And *I've* learned a hundred of 'em!


[Darby finds Michael unconscious]
Darby O'Gill: [smells alcohol on Michael's shirt, slaps him awake] Is it drunk ye are?
[Michael looks up at him, puzzled; smells his shirt and looks at the bottle in his hand, then rubs the back of his head where he was beaten]
Darby O'Gill: Who did it, lad?
Michael McBride: I don't know, but I can guess.
Darby O'Gill: Where's Katie?
Michael McBride: [worried] She's gone after the horse!
Darby O'Gill: [angrily] Did ye let her go alone, in the dark of the night!
Michael McBride: She was in a terror rage at me! An' sure 'twas your fault for not tellin' her the truth in the first place!
Darby O'Gill: [worried] God forgive me, she'll be chasin' a pooka.


read more quotes from Darby O'Gill and the Little People...

Facts about

This was the film that brought Sean Connery to the attention of Albert R. Broccoli, who then went on to cast Connery in his most famous role as James Bond.
Walt Disney started planning for this movie in the 1940s. After World War II, Disney sent several artists to Ireland for background material.
The leprechaun effects look very high tech and complicated, but most of them were achieved very simply by placing the "normal sized" actors closer to the camera than the "tiny" ones, and lining them up on the same horizontal plane through the lens so the distance between them could not be detected.
read more facts about Darby O'Gill and the Little People...
Share this page:
Also directed by Robert Stevenson




More about Robert Stevenson >>
Also produced by Walt Disney




More about Walt Disney >>
Also released in 1959




See All 1959 films >>
More "Disney" films



See All "Disney" films >>
error