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18 April 1956 (USA) See more »
For the millions who loved "Little Fugitive"
Ann, an attractive widowed New York model, lives in an apartment with her daughter Peggy. The courtship of Ann by visiting engineer Larry... See more » | Add synopsis »
"Bamako," "The Films of Morris Engel"
 (From IFC. 6 May 2008, 4:45 AM, PDT)

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Lori March ... Ann
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Larry (as Gerald O'Loughlin)
Cathy Dunn ... Peggy
Bill Ward ... Peter (as William Ward)

Directed by
Morris Engel 
Ruth Orkin 
Writing credits
Morris Engel  and
Ruth Orkin 

Mary-Madeleine Lanphier (additional story treatment)

Produced by
Morris Engel .... producer
Ruth Orkin .... producer
Original Music by
Eddy Lawrence Manson  (as Eddy Manson)
Cinematography by
Morris Engel 
Film Editing by
Ruth Orkin 
Sound Department
John L. Mack .... sound director (as John Mack)
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recordist
Other crew
Harold Johnson .... effects
Paul Ross .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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82 min
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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
It's no "Little Fugitive", 20 June 1999
Author: Sardony from United States

"Lovers and Lollipops" has some nice little moments and some terrific photography but, overall, this film pales in comparison to that other GREAT Morris Engel/Ruth Orkin collaboration, "Little Fugitive." "L&L" is the story of Ann, a widow, and her seven year old daughter, Peggy, living alone in New York City. Enter (or re-enter) Larry, "an old friend" of Ann. This film is their courtship leading up to marriage and the strains of this relationship on little Peggy. Engel and Orkin's approach to movie-making seems to be to take such a simple storyline as this and try to get some poignant moments in the simplicty. The method worked very well in "Little Fugitive," but here the "moments" are few. Perhaps because in "L&L" we're watching, for the most part, adults we need something more complex to make them interesting. "Little Fugitive," however, was almost entirely about a boy wandering through Coney Island: as simple a scenario as can be, and the results are brilliant. One of the great moments in "L&L": little Peggy eating a handful of lollipops in the sand at the beach. If you're a student of film, or a fan of photographer Ruth Orkin's work, this will appeal to you for study's sake. But if you're just a movie fan looking for entertainment, pass this one by. Rating: 5/10.

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