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The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)

Escape from the Dark (original title)
G | | Family, Drama | 11 March 1977 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Charles Jarrott

Writers:

Burt Kennedy (story), Rosemary Anne Sisson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alastair Sim ... Lord Harrogate
Peter Barkworth ... Richard Sandman
Maurice Colbourne Maurice Colbourne ... Luke Armstrong
Susan Tebbs Susan Tebbs ... Violet Armstrong
Andrew Harrison Andrew Harrison ... Dave Sadler
Chloe Franks ... Alice Sandman
Benjie Bolgar Benjie Bolgar ... Tommy Sadler
Prunella Scales ... Mrs. Sandman
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ... Foreman Sam Carter
Joe Gladwin ... Bert
Jeremy Bulloch ... Ginger
Derek Newark Derek Newark
Duncan Lamont
Ian Hogg
Richard Warner
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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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Three Daring Adventurers! Clever enough to outsmart a town...brave enough to save it!

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Family | Drama

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Littlest Horse Thieves See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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This was Alastair Sim's final film before his death on August 19, 1976 at the age of 75. See more »

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Dark for a Disney movie, but still very good
14 November 1998 | by Lori SSee 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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