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Little Fugitive (1953)

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Young boy fears he shot his older brother who is only faking. Young boy runs away to Coney Island, a crowded beach resort, gets money by returning soda pop bottles for their deposits.

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Joey, a young boy, runs away to Coney Island after he is tricked into believing he has killed his older brother. Joey collects glass bottles and turns them into money, which he uses to ride the rides. Written by Anonymous

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16 December 1953 (France)  »

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$30,000 (estimated)

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$9,040 (USA) (1 February 2013)

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$27,373 (USA) (10 January 2014)
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L'estudiantina
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Music by Emil Waldteufel
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Brilliant innovative film about 6 year old boy hiding out in Coney Island
15 September 2003 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

A brilliant masterful one of a kind film. Morris Engel's beautiful photography and Ruth Orkin's talented editing take this film to heights rarely seen. An innovative camera allows for a `documentary/candid' quality to this film about a 6 year old boy (Richie Andrusco) who runs away to Coney Island because he thinks he accidentally killed his brother. Beautifully composed shots under the boardwalk a images never to be forgotten. For any serious film student (in fact for anyone) this is a `must see'.

French New Wave cinema must be incredibly indebted to this poignant, sensitive and insightful film.


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