Escape from the Dark
|Escape from the Dark|
|Directed by||Charles Jarrott|
|Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Distribution|
|Running time||104 minutes|
Escape from the Dark is a 1976 drama film directed by Charles Jarrott and starring Alastair Sim and Peter Barkworth. A Walt Disney Productions film, it was retitled The Littlest Horse Thieves when released to the US in March 1977.
This was Alastair Sim's final screen role.
Set in a mining town in Yorkshire, the film is about a company that plans to use machines instead of ponies to get coal. A group of children intervene to attempt a rescue of the ponies when they are to be killed but, after they are caught, the authorities must decide what to do about the ponies.
- 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