Escape from the Dark

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Escape from the Dark
Escape from the Dark FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Starring Alastair Sim
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release dates
  • 26 May 1976 (1976-05-26)
Running time
104 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English

Escape from the Dark is a 1976 drama film directed by Charles Jarrott and starring Alastair Sim and Peter Barkworth.[1] A Walt Disney Productions film, it was retitled The Littlest Horse Thieves when released to the US in March 1977.[2]

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.



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