Shamrock Hill (1949)

Genres - Children's/Family, Drama, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Fairy Tales & Legends  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though no longer employed by Universal in 1949, pert Peggy Ryan continued to show up in movie musicals for a variety of studios. Produced by up-and-coming Eagle Lion studios, Shamrock Hill features Ryan as feisty Irish-American colleen Eileen Rogan. The girl's steadfast belief in the existence of leprechauns comes in handy when land developer Ralph Judson (John Litel) evicts the residents of Shamrock Hill so that he can build a television station. The film concludes with a lighthearted courtroom sequence that owes more than a little to the finale of 20th Century-Fox's Miracle on 34th Street (1947). Naturally, Peggy Ryan is afforded several opportunities to sing and dance, usually in the company of personable leading man Ray McDonald.

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preservation, against-all-odds, building, child, court [law], courtroom, dance [art], development, fairytale, fantasy-world, land, leprechaun, power, property, songwriter, TV-station