Steven Fitzgerald, a newpaper reporter from New York, meets a leprechaun and a beautiful young woman while traveling in Ireland. When he returns to his fiance and her wealthy father's political campaign in New York, he finds that the leprechaun and the young woman are now in New York as well. Steven is torn between the wealth he might enjoy in New York or returning to his roots in Ireland.Written by
The opening and closing scenes, which take place in Ireland, were tinted green in the original theatrical showings. TV prints of "The Luck of The Irish" are in black-and-white only. The recent DVD release includes both versions. See more »
Tyrone Power and Cecil Kellaway (the leprechaun) make this modern day, comic, fairy tale a wonder to behold (and I'm not even Irish). Their performances are excellent and make a possibly hokey story into a gem. The old traditions that may seem "quaint" to an outsider, or in this case, our sophisticated hero (visiting the bumpkins), are just as odd to a displaced leprechaun in New York City (there to settle a debt of honor). The traditions and ties borrowed from the old country will touch your heart and help better define what is true-ly important in life.
Our leprechaun is a bit unorthodox (of course), but he makes a believer our of our hero, cynical to the extreme. "Luck of the Irish" makes you want to believe, and at the end of the movie, will leave you warm and content, with a smile on your face.....
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