Leprechauns Gold (1949)
Article 5908 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Bill Tytla and George Germanetti
Featuring the voice of Jackson Beck
What it is: Noveltoon
When they run out of potatoes for their stew, a gang of leprechauns send out the youngest of the bunch to get some. But will this soft-hearted youngster be the cause of them losing all their gold?
Here’s an okay little leprechaun fantasy from Famous Pictures, and though the quality of the studio’s work did drop after the Fleischers were gone, they still did passable work. Apparently, leprechauns make shoes in their spare time and wash their gold on a regular basis (two facts I was not aware of, but then, I’m no authority on leprechauns). Part of the plot revolves around the hoariest of old cliches; the villain is a landlord demanding payment from a woman and her daughter. It’s more whimsical than funny, but I’m used to that by now. All in all, a passable timekiller.