Fantasy Film from 1959

The story is about the central character, old Darby, who works as a groundsman for the local squire which gives him status in the village and also the privilege of living in a cottage on the squire’s estate. But Darby is getting on in years, no longer able to keep up with the work, a bit of a “tippler” and “away with the fairies” half the time – in his case, literally.  If he is retired he loses his status and his cottage. Then what will become of his beautiful daughter Kate?

A beautiful whimsy, starring a very young Sean Connery, with magical special effects way ahead of its time. Enchanting.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4xnb9AmY28

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