Escape from the Dark facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsEscape from the Dark
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|Directed by||Charles Jarrott|
|Produced by||Ron Miller|
|Written by||Rosemary Anne Sisson|
|Story by||Burt Kennedy
Rosemary Anne Sisson
|Music by||Ron Goodwin|
|Editing by||Richard Marden|
|Studio||Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Distribution|
|Release date(s)||May 26, 1976 (UK)
March 11, 1977 (US)
|Running time||104 minutes|
Escape from the Dark (American title: The Littlest Horse Thieves) is a 1976 British-American family drama film produced by Walt Disney Productions, directed by Charles Jarrott and starring Alastair Sim (in his final film role), Peter Barkworth and Maurice Colbourne.
The film was released in the United Kingdom on May 26, 1976. In the United States, it was released under the title The Littlest Horse Thieves on a double bill with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on March 11, 1977.
Set in 1909, a coal mine in Yorkshire, England has used pit ponies to haul coal for many years. When they are to be replaced by machinery that will speed up production and increase profits, three children – Dave (Andrew Harrison), Tommy (Benjie Bolgar) and Alice (Chloe Franks) – learn the ponies are to be slaughtered so they team up in a scheme to steal the horses and give them their freedom.
- Alastair Sim as Lord Harrogate
- Peter Barkworth as Richard Sandman
- Maurice Colbourne as Luke Armstrong
- Susan Tebbs as Violet Armstrong
- Andrew Harrison as Dave Sadler
- Chloe Franks as Alice Sandman
- Benjie Bolgar as Tommy Sadler
- Prunella Scales as Mrs. Sandman
- Leslie Sands as Foreman Sam Carter
- Joe Gladwin as Bert
- Jeremy Bulloch as Ginger
- Rich Moore as crying baby
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