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Little Fugitive
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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:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Reconnection to 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 400 Blows (1959)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kunsterleben, Op. 316 (Artist's Life)See more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Reconnection to Innocence, 8 July 2002
Author: hugochny (hugochny@aol.com) from New York City, New York

Suffice it to say, during these tumultuous days of politics, greed, inhumanity and countless other murky words describing our sign of the times, this film made me feel like a child again.

I'm a proud New Yorker and the Coney Island setting was very real to me. Little Richie Andrusco performed as though unaware of the camera capturing his every waver, dislike and amusement. A truly adorable child who by now is probably someone's grand-daddy!

The reviews I've read, have all concluded it similarly, "...once you see it, you'll never forget it."

Bravo, to all independent movie producers/directors!

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