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Little Fugitive
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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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The picture that set Hollywood on its ear! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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A Pleasant Little Film 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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Featured in Morris Engel: The Independent (2008) (V)See more »
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Les patineurs (The Skaters)See more »

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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A Pleasant Little Film, 26 December 2005
Author: Myke Tunnicliff (mykesurfer7@yahoo.com) from Syracuse, New York, USA

Little Fugitive is a pleasant little film set in a more innocent time. The children that play Joey and Lennie act naturally and are light-years away from the gee-whiz-freckle-faced "kids" that usually inhabit films. There is a documentary, unjudgemental feel to the film, with not an ounce of condescension in the whole film. There are very few adults in the film, and when there are adults, they are presented as slight irritations to the children.

The story concerns two brothers who are forced to spend a weekend together because their single mom has to go an care for her mother. Lennie, the older boy, has to look after little Joey, despite the fact that he wanted to spend his Saturday at Coney Island. Early in the film, Lennie and his friends trick Joey into thinking that he killed his big brother, just to get rid of him. Joey, panic-stricken, runs off and hops on a subway (think 1953--Way Safer) and goes off to Coney Island. It is at this point that the film flexes its creative muscles. great b&w photography, interesting angles, wistful harmonica soundtrack, and a episodic, poetic narrative. Watch this film. its a keeper.

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