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Wm. Charles Morrow wrote:As we watched the film my embarrassment grew, but I kept saying “Well, just wait for that Death Coach!” And of course, the scene finally arrived, and wasn’t nearly as scary as my 8 year-old self thought it was. I’ve never really lived it down. Ever since, when I tout a particular movie, Sandra will shoot me a look and say: “Yeah, but you liked Darby O’Gill and the Little People.”
In my defense, however, I see that in his book The Disney Films, published in the '70s, Leonard Maltin wrote: “Darby O’Gill and the Little People is not only one of Disney’s best films, but is certainly one of the best fantasies ever put on film.” I have to wonder when he last took another look at it.
When I was a wee vamplet, I thought Maria Montez was THE QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE. I still do, but for entirely different reasons. "Are you ensane??? Geep me dat cobra joo-ell!"