Plot & Details
Set in 1900s San Francisco, Donovan's Kid stars Darren McGavin as pugnacious Irishman Timothy Donovan. Together with his sidekick Old Bailey (Mickey Rooney), Donovan attempts to rescue his wife and daughter from the autocratic rule of his wife's uncle. Shelley Fabares and Murray Hamilton costar in this typical bit of blarney from the Disney factory. Donovan's Kid premiered as a two-part installment of the TV anthology The Wonderful World of Disney. It first aired on January 7 and 14, 1979 (though viewers in the Eastern and Central time zones missed the first installment due to the NFC playoffs).