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Little Fugitive -- A seven-year-old boy is tricked into believing he killed his older brother, he gathers his possessions and flees to New York's Coney Island. There he experiences adventures and mysteries.
Little Fugitive -- Open-ended Trailer from Joseph Burstyn Inc.

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Writers:
Ray Ashley (written by) &
Morris Engel (written by) ...
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Release Date:
16 December 1953 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
The picture that set Hollywood on its ear! See more »
Plot:
A young boy fears that he shot his older brother, who is only faking. He then runs away to Coney Island, a crowded beach area, and gets money by returning soda bottles for their deposits. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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An important snapshot of an age of innocence. See more (28 total) »

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Directed by
Ray Ashley 
Morris Engel 
Ruth Orkin 
 
Writing credits
Ray Ashley (written by) &
Morris Engel (written by) &
Ruth Orkin (written by)

Ray Ashley (screen play by)

Produced by
Ray Ashley .... produced by
Morris Engel .... produced by
 
Original Music by
Eddy Lawrence Manson (music composed by) (as Eddy Manson)
 
Cinematography by
Morris Engel (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Ruth Orkin (edited by)
Lester Troob (edited by)
 
Sound Department
Harold Johnson .... sound effects
Ruth Longwell .... sound cutting
Lester Troob .... sound supervised by
Peter Riethof .... sound consultant (uncredited)
Howard Warren .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Morris Engel .... camera design by
Charles Woodruff .... camera design by
 
Music Department
Eddy Lawrence Manson .... music performed by (as Eddy Manson)
Lester Troob .... music supervised by
 
Other crew
Ray Ashley .... presents
Morris Engel .... presents
Leonard Rosenberg .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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80 min
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Featured in Ruth Orkin: Frames of Life (1996)See more »
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Les patineurs (The Skaters)See more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
An important snapshot of an age of innocence., 16 November 1999
Author: gogo-17

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.

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