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Luck of the Irish: Darby O’Gill and the Little People, Part 1 — 6 Comments

  1. We grew up watching this movie, so I've always felt it was underrated. Loved reading your post and look forward to reading the next one!

  2. As a young girl I was so taken with Janet Munroe as Katie that I renamed all of my dolls Janet. Eventually, it would be the name of my first born.

  3. I'm obviously with you, JG, and CW: that' a sweet story; I hope your daughter (your first born is a daughter, right?) is acquainted with her charming namesake.

    Silver: Darby O'Gill remains unsung in the sense that 2009 saw no 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition with souvenir book, leprechaun gold and other tchotchkes, but it's nevertheless available. I urge you to check it out ASAP; you may, like me, want to make it an annual St. Patrick's Day tradition.

  4. CW: that' a sweet story; I hope your daughter (your first born is a daughter, right?) is acquainted with her charming namesake.

    Yep. She's a girl (still laughing). Both kids are "Disney" kids. "Darby O'Gill" and "Swiss Family Robinson" came into their lives early.

  5. Jim, being partly of Irish descent myself, DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE was one of our favorites when I was a youngster (though I admit THE QUIET MAN is still my #1 favorite :-)), so I'm delighted to see you launching one of your wonderful multi-part blog posts about it! Sad to hear that Janet Munro died young, though. While Barry Fitzgerald is always fun to watch, I think Albert Sharpe's performance is quite endearing. Looking forward to Part 2!