November 21, 1977 12:00 PM

Faith and begorra, if it isn’t Sean Connery, singin’ the praises of Irish lassies in a brogue as thick as Irish stew. His own voice too! In this 1959 Disney rerelease, the pre-Bond Connery (who was 29 at the time) is an ingratiating romantic who can be outwitted by his ladylove (Janet Munro) and bloodied in a pub fight (he wins, but barely). Still, old Darby O’Gill (Albert Sharpe, the original Finian in Broadway’s Finian’s Rainbow) is the spark that makes the film burst with life—and imagination. (G)

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