Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Good See details
$7.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Sold by minicitymedia.

or
 
   
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.25 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
CH BOOKS Add to Cart
$9.50  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Fulfillment Express US Add to Cart
$12.06  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Icbarefoot Add to Cart
$17.99  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

Albert Sharpe , Janet Munro , Robert Stevenson  |  G |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (440 customer reviews)

List Price: $14.99
Price: $9.50 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $5.49 (37%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Friday, Aug. 29? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Darby O' Gill And The Little People   $2.99 $7.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD Full Screen Edition $9.50  
Other [VHS] --  
Deal of the Week
This week only, save 58% on "Despicable Me 2" 3D containing a Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, and UltraViolet copy. Learn more

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Darby O'Gill and the Little People + The Gnome-Mobile + Bedknobs and Broomsticks Enchanted Musical Edition
Price for all three: $34.29

Buy the selected items together


Product Details

  • Actors: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea, Kieron Moore
  • Directors: Robert Stevenson
  • Writers: Lawrence Edward Watkin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 3, 2004
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (440 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001I55SI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,776 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" on IMDb

Special Features

All-New Digital Transfer

Editorial Reviews

Take a wee bit of ancient folklore, mix in some spectacular special effects and a magical cast (including Sean Connery) -- 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!

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
108 of 110 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful escape...excellent fantasy... August 9, 2004
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I saw this in theatres when first released. I was a kid, and awestruck. Then the VHS came along. It was good. And now, the best DVD you could imagine! The film could stand on its own, and at a good price. The extras are generous...2 short documentaries, and a scripted "making of" involving Disney himself. Loads of fun! The wonderful Albert Sharpe came out of retirement to make this, and he is sharp as a tack; a thoroughly complete performance. He should've had Oscar recognition. For that matter, this film was not nominated for any Oscars at all. The sweet ballad "Irish Lass", though a hit at the time, was ignored, as well as the wonderful Special Effects...and, sadly, Sharpe's performance. The most interesting element of the film is seeing Sean Connery with hair (?); he gives a fine performance and isn't that bad a singer; good insight about how he got this role, in the extras, but I won't blab away the stuff. Janet Munro made her Disney debut, here, and he used her in many others (I liked her in "Swiss Family Robinson"). I don't know what happened to her. She later gave a remarkable performance in "The Day the Earth Caught Fire"; I really like her a lot. She is a natural beauty. This is PURE Disney...sweet, serious, and especially, great for kids. Let the fantasy take them to another place, as it did for me, when I first watched it. It's Albert Sharpe, though, that gives the crowning performance of his wonderful career. Watch it. Love it. Always believe...
Was this review helpful to you?
70 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little People, Sean Connery and Widescreen August 3, 2004
Format:DVD
"Darby O'Gill and the Little People" is Disney live action fantasy at its finest. The film ably captures all the beauty and wonder of Irish folkbelief and transfers it to the screen with considerable charm, it is indeed a film the whole family can enjoy (although young kids may find the banshee a bit frightening).

Kudos to the cast, who really bring this film to life. Albert Sharpe is great as the lay about but loveable Darby O'Gill and the beautiful Janet Munro lights up every scene she's in playing Darby's daughter and Sean Connery's love interest. BTW this is the film that producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman found their James Bond in while casting about for a little film they were making called "Dr. No."

As to the issue of widescreen here is the official word from Disney (as included on a flyer in the DVD):

"Darby O'Gill and the Little People is presented as it was originally shot, in a 1.33;1 aspect ratio. When released to theaters in 1959, the studio recommended projecting the image at 1.75:1, to satisy the public's growing appetite for widescreen movies. To give the illusion of this wider image, theaters often needed to crop films at that time, and some of the picture was not seen. The following presentation has not been cropped, and none of the original image has been lost"

Hopefully that settles the issue of Disney "ruining" this film with this DVD release. So, buy the movie, pop some popcorn and settle in for a grand evening's entertainment!
Was this review helpful to you?
81 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sir Sean Sings!! April 11, 2004
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Disney made a slew of films in the early to middle 60's in England, and they are such great whole family films. They are releasing The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, with the brilliant Patrick McGoohan at the same time this one comes out. I hope it's trend from Disney, because there are a lot of costume historicals that I would love to own from their British Period.
This film has long be a fav of mine. Back before Connery because forevermore in our mind James Bond, he did this nifty little Irish Drama. He is coming to take over for an Irish lord as factor, displacing an old man and his daughter. Moonlight and Magick has Connery beginning to fall for the daughter and charmed by the old man. But Da is not going down without a fight. He catches the King of the Wee People and plans of getting his three wishes.
It's done with Irish faerytale charm, Connery is proper dashing as the new hunk, (even show his South Pacific singing voice), the Irish myths are loving retold, making this a delight anytime, but a must for St. Paddy's day!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The New DVD is Outstanding August 30, 2004
Format:DVD
If you ever want to find out how Disney tried to bridge the gap between their classic animated fantasies and the live action spectaculars of today, DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE is a typical example of the way things shaped up in 1959. Very few of Disney's movies were specifically about the Irish people, and it is noteworthy that, even in the day of MULAN and POCAHONTAS, no animated feature has been released by Disney that concentrates on an Irish story! So this is where you would go if you wanted to look at Irish legend told through Disney's famous factory of observation and fun.

Of course for those who like looking at "stars before they were stars" the movie reveals a Sean Connery whom some will not recognize because he's just so darn young! Connery had filmed a few movies earlier in the UK, and I suppose Disney executives thought that if his name was "Sean," he might be Irish as John Ford (who sometimes said his name was "Sean") and cast him as an Irish woodsman with a huge crush on Janet Munro. Well, both Munro and Connery and Scottish but it didn't seem to make a difference to the youth of America at which this picture was aimed. The DVD transfer is stunning and filled with the creamy, crisp photography typical of Disney product at the time.

It's no QUIET MAN but it has its moments; and it's scary for kids, so turn out all the lights and let the little ones in, one by one.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Family Time
Good family fun. Sean Connery before his James Bond era.
Published 13 hours ago by Robi Gurley
1.0 out of 5 stars I wouldn't know. It will not play In the ...
I wouldn't know. It will not play In the USA. I Adore this movie!. But if u r in the us... don't buy it here..
Published 4 days ago by Regina Palk
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute cute cute. If you grew up in the ...
Cute cute cute. If you grew up in the 60's this will take you home!
Published 5 days ago by Idahome
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my All Time Favorite, if you want to see why Sean Connery ...
This is my All Time Favorite, if you want to see why Sean Connery was chosen to be James Bond; watch this movie and she him kick Pony Sucrue's ass. Read more
Published 5 days ago by T E Thatcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
perfect
Published 8 days ago by patti rozell
5.0 out of 5 stars love this brings me so many happy memories was my ...
love this brings me so many happy memories was my fathers favourite movie he took me to see it and always it made him happy to talk about it a thoroughly enjoyable movie
Published 14 days ago by margaret reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Classic Movie!
Published 17 days ago by Dax Arsanis
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for little children they would be bored.
Not as cute as I thought it was going to be. Not for little children they would be bored.
Published 19 days ago by Gail
5.0 out of 5 stars Great condition, fast shipping
Got for myself, and one of my kids absconded with it. May have to order again. Great condition, fast shipping. Thanks
Published 22 days ago by Patricia M. Roura
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 27 days ago by Thomas
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category