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      The Littlest Horse Thieves

      G 1977 1 hr. 44 min. Kids & Family Adventure List
      Reviews 75% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score In the mines of Yorkshire, England, a company run by the profit-conscious Lord Harrogate (Alastair Sim) uses ponies to carry coal out of the pits. However, when Richard Sandman (Peter Barkworth) informs Harrogate about steam-powered mechanisms that can replace the animals, the ponies are bound for the slaughterhouse. When two compassionate stable boys decide to rescue the ponies by stealing them, Sandman's thoughtful daughter, Alice (Chloe Franks), joins in on the daring plan. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 15 Buy Now

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      r 9 What a cracking little film! I was not expecting this to be so great. 'The Littlest Horse Thieves' is a highly touching and well paced film from 1976, it's one of Disney's best live-action offerings up until this point in time. The studio have done a crap tonne of animal and children stories in these early decades, some of them work nicely whilst some fall flat. This, however, is excellent. It sucked me right in, I was fully invested in the story of Dave, Alice, Tommy and 'their' ponies - especially the latter's spearhead, Flash. The ending hit me, I can't lie. Andrew Harrison, Chloe Franks and Benjie Bolgar play the aforementioned human trio - they give what you'd expect from kid actors, but I appreciate their performances. You also have a number of adults involved, with my standouts being Alastair Sim (Harrogate) and Joe Gladwin (Bert). Other positive parts include the locations and score, both of which are lovely. An outstanding film, one I would highly recommend! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member (First and only viewing - 1/20/2011) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member [color=yellow]Hang 'Em High (1968, Ted Post) **½[/color] [color=white]American attempt at a spaghetti western. The music works most of the time, and the film does have its moments, especially the beginning. However, much too long, mainly to blame a contrived romantic subplot.[/color] [color=yellow]The Littlest Horse Thieves (1977, Charles Jarrott) ***[/color] [color=white]Disney production filmed entirely in the UK. Vivid period atmosphere, set in a small English colliery town (coal mining) in the early 20th century. [/color] [color=yellow]I, A Woman (1965, Mac Ahlberg) **[/color] [color=white]Very early example of erotica, originally imported to the US by Radley Metzger. Flashbacks hard to distinguish from reality. Really nothing more than episodic melodrama. DVD transfer horrid. [/color] [center][color=yellow][img]http://tdartois.free.fr/site_jcoteau/images/groupesix/damesBoulogne2.jpg[/img][/color][/center] [color=yellow][/color] [color=yellow]Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1944, Robert Bresson) ***[/color] [color=white]Second Bresson film this week, not nearly as good as Diary of a Country Priest, this one more talky. I was confused as to motivations through a good part of the film, but all is revealed in the last 10 minutes, and I was a little surprised.[/color] Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Bob Thomas Associated Press The plot is predictable, the sentiment unabashed, but the film touches the heart as do few of today's product. Jul 23, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In the mines of Yorkshire, England, a company run by the profit-conscious Lord Harrogate (Alastair Sim) uses ponies to carry coal out of the pits. However, when Richard Sandman (Peter Barkworth) informs Harrogate about steam-powered mechanisms that can replace the animals, the ponies are bound for the slaughterhouse. When two compassionate stable boys decide to rescue the ponies by stealing them, Sandman's thoughtful daughter, Alice (Chloe Franks), joins in on the daring plan.
      Director
      Charles Jarrott
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Productions
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
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