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The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)
"Escape from the Dark" (original title)

 -  Family | Drama  -  11 March 1977 (USA)
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When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them ... See full summary »

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Derek Newark
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When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them safe. But when they're caught, it's up to the mine owners and the miners themselves to decide what's right. Written by Kathy Li

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This Disney production, shot in England, became the final feature film role for both Alastair Sim and 'Duncan Lamont'. See more »

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Dark for a Disney movie, but still very good
14 November 1998 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Luckily this is not a syrupy-sweet Disney film. It was filmed entirely in the forbidding Yorkshire moors. And though you know it will be a happy ending, they make no bones about the fact that the small working ponies have spent their entire lives down in the coal mines and are about to be sold to the slaughterhouse. Alistair Sims makes his final movie appearance here - most of you will know him as Scrooge from the 1951 version of "A Christmas Carol" or in a featured role in Alfred Hitchcock's "Stage Fright."


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