Hooray! TCM is showing it!


I hope I will not be disappointed. I haven't seen this film since it was shown long ago on Disney's Sunday night program~Wonderful World indeed!

I know friends have been ready to groan when I mention it, as I was always sighing and saying, "How I wish someone would show 'The Fighting Prince of Donegal'!" They've accepted my decades-long crush on Peter McEnery.

This evening, TCM also showed "Darby O'Gill and the Little People", another Disney film I fell in love with. Our family went to the theater downtown to see it, and my sister and I exited singing and dancing! (We were about 6 and 8 then.)

But, I wish that TCM had shown them letterboxed. *sigh*

Now, will they be showing other Walt Disney delights?


(W)hat are we without our dreams?
Making sure our fantasies
Do not overpower our realities. ~ RC

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For some reason I was thinking about this movie (I saw it when it was out in the theaters, and I also watched it on Disney's Wonderful World). I was so excited when I saw your post that it was on, so I hurried and tuned into TCM but didn't see it ..... then I noticed your post is exactly one year ago!!

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I was hoping that, as we near St. Patrick's Day, TCM would show it again. I do have it taped, but I'd watch it on TV anyway.

I recall having such a crush on Peter McEnery! How sad about that accident, as I feel that he would have had other film offers.



(W)hat are we without our dreams?
Making sure our fantasies
Do not overpower our realities. ~ RC

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I also had a crush. I think I was 11 at the time when that movie came out. I loved him in the Moonspinners too. But what accident?

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I can't find any information about it on the Net! As I recall, Peter McEnery had a horseback riding accident that resulted in severe head injuries that took him out of acting for quite a while. I recall reading about it in one of the teen magazines, but I can't seem to find details anywhere online.

I ran into that with Clint Walker's near-fatal accident; at the time I was looking, none of the bios referred to it. Finally, I saw the story showing up. I'm not sure why information is often so incomplete on what is considered such an amazing medium. Oh well...

Maybe someday, someone will find a printed source and add it to IMDb and Wikipedia at least. I'll keep searching!

I do recall seeing his brother, John, in "Romeo and Juliet" and other projects, all the time wondering how Peter was doing.

I know that it was many years before I found out about James Fox; that did come from research on the Net. So, sometimes it does come in handy.

As for "The Moonspinners": How I hope TCM will air it someday! I have very favorable memories of it. I was in my mid-teens when I became a fan (several years older than you are), which shows he certainly had appeal! I am a redhead, and I know that redhaired guys generally aren't very attractive. He certainly was! (Yes, there have been exceptions throughout the years, but many seem to be in the David Caruso category.)




(W)hat are we without our dreams?
Making sure our fantasies
Do not overpower our realities. ~ RC

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I hope you enjoyed it.

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