FILM : Run Wild Run Free
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Run Wild Run Free 1969 Mark Lester, John Mills, Gordon Jackson, Sylvia Syms, Fiona Fullerton, Bernard Miles Devon
Director : Richard C. Sarafian   Production Company : Columbia Pictures Corporation, Irving Allen Productions  Region : SOUTH WEST

Mute boy roams the moors and, with the help of two friends, a falcon, and an albino pony emerges gradually out of his shell. SJ

The inn used in the film is the Peter Tavey Inn which gained a brief moment of fame in the 1960s, when it was one of the locations used in the film Run Wild, Run Free starring Sir John Mills. Several villagers served as extras in scenes shot at the Inn. Thank you to Anthony Batty. The bog the Colt is stuck in was man made for obvious reasons the man who made it was called Jack Venner, my great uncle, Thank you to Janis Lyon.
If we can get hold of some photos, we may add to this film.

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We are always looking for more help with identifying these filming locations and would be grateful for any positive identifications, snippets or references you can offer about these movie making locations.
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Run Wild Run Free - The Jackson/Syms/Lester residence.
Run Wild Run Free

rwrf001. The Jackson/Syms/Lester residence.

rwrf001n. http://www.dartmoorperspectives.co.uk/dartmoorphotossw.html from google street view. Whiteworks cottages, Dartmoor, found by Dean Nelson. Shame about the picture size. Is it four chimneys, or three? And which way round are we?
(Modern Photo Added: 31-10-2012)

Run Wild Run Free - Looking the other way. Dartmoor.
Run Wild Run Free

rwrf002. Looking the other way. Dartmoor.

Run Wild Run Free - A nearby town, looks bigger than Tavistock or Okehampton.
This and 004 are of Newton Abbot, in South Devon. The large cooling tower in the background no longer exists as the power station was demolished many years ago. The market scene in the film was also shot at Newton Abbot market. Leslie Retallick.
Run Wild Run Free

rwrf003. A nearby town, looks bigger than Tavistock or Okehampton. This and 004 are of Newton Abbot, in South Devon. The large cooling tower in the background no longer exists as the power station was demolished many years ago. The market scene in the film was also shot at Newton Abbot market. Leslie Retallick.

Run Wild Run Free - A closer view.
Run Wild Run Free

rwrf004. A closer view.

Run Wild Run Free - A rock on Dartmoor. A real challenge. But sums up the film nicely.
Run Wild Run Free

rwrf005. A rock on Dartmoor. A real challenge. But sums up the film nicely.

Run Wild Run Free - A stream. Traffic on the moor, a main road.
Run Wild Run Free

rwrf006. A stream. Traffic on the moor, a main road.

Run Wild Run Free - After deciphering road signs and discussions with Simon, I can report that this is the Splash at Ponsworthy, Devon. Adrian Grepnold. Well done Sherlock!
Run Wild Run Free

rwrf007. After deciphering road signs and discussions with Simon, I can report that this is the Splash at Ponsworthy, Devon. Adrian Grepnold. Well done Sherlock!

rwrf007n. Now with modernised signpost. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 12-09-2010)

Run Wild Run Free - A rather charming bridge.
Run Wild Run Free

rwrf008. A rather charming bridge.

rwrf008n. Bridge on the road from Cator Court to Postbridge on Dartmoor http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&rlz=1T4ADBF_en-GB___GB332&q=cator%20court%20dartmoor&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl Sender Name: Dean who couldn't make a jpeg file for us. What a pity.
(Modern Photo Added: 31-10-2012)

Run Wild Run Free - The Mills residence.
Run Wild Run Free

rwrf009. The Mills residence.

rwrf009n. I believe that the house that John Mills is in front of is Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor, Devon. Details can be seen on the following link: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-33281204.html http://headlandwarrenfarm.com/David Pink
(Modern Photo Added: 29-12-2013)

Run Wild Run Free - Another view of rwrf001
Run Wild Run Free

rwrf010. Another view of rwrf001

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