The Littlest Horse Thieves

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Charles Jarrott
Production: Walt Disney Productions
104 min


Old Flash Was The Best

Of The Ponies

In The Emsdale Colliery

Never Saw The Light

From Morn Till Night

But A Grand Little Pony

Was He

He Knew Every Inch

Of The Coalface

In The Emsdale Colliery

And He Knew That

Once His Shift Was Done

He Could Rest

Till The Morning Free

[Happy Music]

[Bell Dings]

[Indistinct Chatter]

[Indistinct Yelling]

Luke, Quick --

Come Out Of There.

It'll Like Come Down On Us

As It Will On Thee.

All Right, Then.

Pitch In Some More Pit Props

And We'll Shore It Up.



Hey, You, Flash.

What Are You Doing

With My Baitbox, Eh?

Do You Think There's

Something There For You?

Go On With You.

It's All Right.

Here Now.


Go On.

Go On With Ya.

Come On.

Come Here, Flash.

Beg Your Pardon, Sir.

Well, They Can't Pull More

Than Two Tubs At A Time.

Nay, Sir, Each One Of Them

Things Weighs Nearly Half A Ton.

Come Here, Flash.

Come On.

Come Here.

Come On.

Have You Ever Seen

A Mane And Tail Hauler?

No, Sir, I Never Have.

I've Heard Of Them,

But I've Not Seen One.

It's A Machine

That Can Handle,

Oh, Up To

100 Tubs At A Time.

Brings The Empty Ones In

And Takes The Full Ones Out.

Oh, Aye.

Why Are Those Men Idle?

Oh, They're Just Waiting

For Empty Tubs To Arrive, Sir.

They've Got A New Pony.

He's A Bit Slow.

Not Like Old Flash Here.

You Won't Find His Kept Waiting.

He's Making You Sweat,


Mind Your Leg,

Mr. Amiss.

You'll Have My Leg Off

One Of These Days.

Good Boy.

Come On. Come On.

Come On.


Easy, Flash.

Come On.



Come On. Come On.

Why, You Obstinate,

Mule-Headed --

Hey, Ginger,

None Of That!

He Tried To Kick Me!

Aye, And So He Will

If You Try To Turn Him Around.

It's The End Of His Shift.

I Thought I'd Get Some Empty

Tubs Up For The Morning.

Not With Old Flash,

You Won't.

You May As Well

Turn Him Loose.

He Knows When His Shift's Over,

And He Knows Where He's Going.



Here Comes Flash.


Hello, Flash.

Look What I've Brought Ya.


Eh, Flash,

You're A Beauty.

The Best Of All,

You Are.

He's No Better Than Lion,

Is He Bert?

Nay, Lion's A Good 'Un,

But He's Only A Young 'Un.

He's Not As Knowing

As Flash Is,

But He'll Learn.



Don't Be Too Long.

Your Mother Will Have

Your Tea Ready.



Best Get The Boys

Out Of Sight--

The Gaffer's Coming.



Who's The Gaffer?

The New Manager.

Hey, Now, Come On,

Let's Have You Out Of Here.

Get In Behind This Board.

Do As Your Father Says.

He's Not Our Father.

Your Stepfather, Then.

He's Not Our Father.

Get Behind There

And Argue After.

Go On, Now.

Keep Yourself Hidden

Down There.



Just A Minute.

Coming, Sir.

Now Then, Sir,

This Is Bert Cawsden.

He Looks After The Ponies.

Bert, Mr. Sandman.

Afternoon, Cawsden.

Afternoon, Sir.

Ah, Yes...

How Long's This One

Been Down Here?

14 Years, Sir.


And He'd Be, What,

3 Or 4 Years Old

When He Came Down?


Must Be Past

His Best Now, Then.


He's The Best Worker

Of Them All.


All Right.

Thank You.

All Right, Mr. Carter.

Carry On, Bert.

Time's Money.

Right, Sir.

Mr. Sandman:

Which Way Now, Carter?


We're Going West.


Past His Time?

He's No But A London Fella.

He Doesn't Know Much.

I'll, Uh,

I'll Just Get Some Tobacco.


Cheerio, Amos.

See You Tomorrow.

Hello, Love.

Hello, Lass.

Have You Seen The Boys?

Aye, They're Just Giving Bert

A Hand With The Ponies.

Oh, No, Not Again.

Will They Be Home

For Their Tea?

How Should I Know?

They Never Speak To Me.

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Rosemary Anne Sisson

Rosemary Anne Sisson (13 October 1923 – 28 July 2017) was an English television dramatist and novelist. She was described by playwright Simon Farquhar in 2014 as being "one of television's finest period storytellers", and in 2017 fellow dramatist Ian Curteis referred to her as "the Miss Marple of British playwriting". more…

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