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.