Friday, September 24, 2010

Cinema Betty

A Girl Named Rose has nothing to do with the Irish, leprechauns, poaching or pots of gold. Still, as I read it, it would keep giving me a vibe straight from:
Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)Yes, please. I'll take two.

Katie O'Gill is the kind of woman who is not interested in snagging a man or being patronized. Michael McBride, 'a good steady lad with temperate ways' (soooo RDD), has no intention of climbing off his high horse for a local girl. Somehow or other that doesn't stop anyone from kissing anyone else. Did I just describe the plot of A Girl Named Rose? Why, I believe I did...

Favorite line? 'And him a Dublin man!'

How could you resist Sean Connery--singing!

An Ideal Wife has a matchmaking heroine and, more importantly for our purposes, a hero engaged to the wrong person. With a caveat we recommend:
What's Up Doc? (1972)That's what you're wearing to bed? We should talk.

The caveat is that both Betty Keira and Betty Debbie remember watching it and loving it but as it has been a few years, we are willing to admit that it might not stand up as well as, say, Sean Connery singing.

Barbara Streisand, Ryan O'Neal and the divine Madeline Kahn star.


  1. I can't stand Darby O'Gill and the Little People but I will watch it just to hear Sean Connery sing to me... I bet you didn't know it was to me, but it is.

  2. I didn't know you didn't like it. I agree that the banshee is a bit freaky-deaky but love it anyway.

  3. Betty Barbara here--
    I know this will give away my age, but I saw Darby O'Gill in the theater when it first came out. Imagine my surprise when I encountered (in a cinematic way) Sean Connery several years later as James Bond! Made my little heart skip a beat!!
    I find Darby very hard to watch now--I keep imposing James Bond on the character!

  4. I saw Darby O'Gill in the theater too, but never connected that it was Sean Connery~ BWAHAHAHAHAH!

  5. I love Darby O'Gill and I song the song to Nutmeg at bed sometimes.