Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Synopsis: Darby O'Gill seems to be as full of blarney as any old codger in Ireland, but the stories of leprechauns he tells at the pub are true. In fact, he and the tiny King Brian, ruler of the little people, are friendly adversaries, continually out-foxing each other. Darby needs a bit of magical help from the wily king when Lord Fitzpatrick replaces him as caretaker with the handsome, strapping young Michael from Dublin. Michael falls in love with Darby's beautiful daughter, Katie, which is all right with Darby; but the lad has a rival in a local ruffian, the son of a devious widow who wants her boy to be the caretaker. King Brian's supernatural assistance is necessary to make everything come out all right, but the sneaky leprechaun won't play matchmaker without a fight. Finally, real trouble comes in the form of the Banshee, and Darby will need all his quick wits to save his daughter from the wicked spirit.
Director(s): Robert Stevenson
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

and then maybe I can

see a leprechaun, too.

You'll get no more

whiskey here today,

but if you care to be sociable,

you can have a glass of stout.

I ordered whiskey,

and devil a foot will I stir

from here until I get it.

Pony Sugrue, you're bloom old

and for want of a beatin',

and if I were 10 years younger,

I'd give it to you.

Ah, but you're... you're not

10 years younger, are you?

No, I'm not, but this is my place,

and while you're in the Rathcullen

Arms, you'll sit quietly,

or I'll have Father Murphy forbid you

to come here at all.

All right, I'll have the stout.

You were sayin', Darby?

I was sayin' this wasn't

like any old leprechaun

that you wouldn't say hello twice to.

But who was he...

but Brian Connors himself,

the king of them all.

But I got me eye fixed on him.

They can't escape, you know,

as long as you don't look away.

Now, the night was dark

and the mountain

was covered with mist,

and the moon was no bigger than

the light from a wee penny candle,

but it didn't hide him from me...

for there he stood,

with an angry little gob on him

and his face as fierce as fire.

King Brian, me old boyo,

I've got you at last,

and I'm not gonna let you go

until you grant me the favor

of three grand wishes.

Wait now, wait now,

maybe we can talk this over.

-Will you have a pinch of snuff?

-Aye, and you'll blow it into me eyes.

I'm up to all your dirty little tricks.

You've gone too far. You'll get

no wishes from me at all, now.

You'll either give them to me,

or else you'll answer to the Church.

I'll have Father Murphy

curse you with a blessin'

that'll shrivel you up in a minute.

All right, then, wish your wishes

and be done with it.

I've work to do at home.

-Ah, don't rush me.

-Don't rush you? Huh.

Mean to say you're not gonna wish

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Lawrence Edward Watkin

Lawrence Edward Watkin (December 9, 1901 – December 16, 1981) was an American writer and film producer. He has become known especially as a scriptwriter for a series of 1950s Walt Disney films. more…

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