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Darby O'Gill and The Little People




Darby O'Gill and the Little People

A firm family favorite, Darby O’Gill and the Little People is a Walt Disney Pictures feature film starring Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery and Jimmy O’Dea, in a tale about a wily Irishman and his battle of wits with leprechauns. 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. The film was directed by Robert Stevenson and its screenplay written by Lawrence Edward Watkin after the books of Herminie Templeton Kavanagh. Walt Disney and Sean Connery attended the world premiere in Dublin’s long lost Theatre Royal in 1959. This Screening is part of the NYIC ‘Matinee on a Monday Classic Series’



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