Don't be thrown by bad title; here's a gem. Based on a novel by social reformer Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle
, this charming Disney film features Walter Brennan as D.J. Mulrooney, a conservative, elderly timber tycoon who takes his grandchildren (Matthew Garber and Karen Dotrice)
for a drive in his prized 1930 Rolls Royce. When the trio stops to picnic, they meet Jasper (Tom Lowell), a youthful, tiny gnome, and his 943-year-old ailing grandfather (Brennan again, playing the role as a stereotypical leprechaun, brogue and all). Because he's isolated from other gnomes, Jasper
seems fated to be the last of his line, a situation that depresses his grandfat...