MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,059 this week

Little Fugitive (1953)

7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 1,260 users   Metascore: 91/100
Reviews: 28 user | 41 critic | 4 from Metacritic.com

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.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 16 Dec 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 24 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 30 titles
created 29 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 31 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Little Fugitive" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Little Fugitive (1953)

Little Fugitive (1953) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Little Fugitive.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Josefin is a six year old girl who lives isolated in the countryside, where her father is a priest. She has no friends until she meets Hugo. He is a carefree boy who rather walk in the ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Grede
Stars: Fredrik Becklén, Marie Öhman, Beppe Wolgers
Certificate: Passed Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son ... See full summary »

Director: Tian-Ming Wu
Stars: Zhigang Zhang, Zhigang Zhao, Renying Zhou
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Mohammad-Ali Talebi
Stars: Jairan Abadzade, Shirin Bina, Masume Eskandari
Family | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The bane of adolescent Bart Collins' existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of Dr. Terwilliker, the only person he admits he detests because of his ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Mary Healy, Hans Conried, Tommy Rettig
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.

Director: Jafar Panahi
Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Scotsman, Jim MacKenzie, living on a primitive homestead in Nova Scotia, is raising his two grandsons, Harry and Davy, following the death of their father in the Boer War. His son's death... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: Jon Whiteley, Vincent Winter, Adrienne Corri
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Brewster ...
Winifred Cushing ...
Jay Williams ...
...
...
Tommy DeCanio ...
Richie Andrusco ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The picture that set Hollywood on its ear! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 December 1953 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Coney Island Kid  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$27,373 (USA) (10 January 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Morris Engel: The Independent (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

L'estudiantina
(1912) (uncredited)
Music by Emil Waldteufel
Played during the merry-go-round sequence
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An important snapshot of an age of innocence.
16 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie has great value in so many ways. I'd like to comment on only one of them. One of the things that might make a young person skeptical about this film is that a seven year old could wander Coney Island without fear. The '50's was a unique time in American history. The awakening of the social conscience of the 60's was ahead, and the horrors of WWII were behind. It was, in many ways, a time when Americans lived in relative personal safety and a kind of innocence. One of the things that might make a young person skeptical about this film is the idea that a seven year old could wander Coney Island without fear. About the time this film was made I was living in Los Angeles. I became separated from my mother and lost on the bus system. In the afternoon a man asked what the problem was. He called my mom and waited for her to come for me. I remember I was on Hollywood Blvd., near Vine. I was nine.

We need to remember the innocence as well as the guilt.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I need to know if anyone else was terrified by this film caaro1947
Where are they now? Bobbymak880
Finally! kikiteka
Discuss Little Fugitive (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page