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Little Fugitive (1953)

Little Fugitive (1953)
November 16, 2014 - 11:00 am

Directed by Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, Ray Ashley.

When a cruel prank leads seven-year-old Joey to believe he’s killed his older brother, he runs away to Coney Island, taking refuge in pony rides, cotton candy and carnival games as his remorseful brother Lennie tries to make things right.  Filmed with crisp naturalism, Little Fugitive captures the vibrant rhythms of 1950s New York and the trials and triumphs of childhood.

Little Fugitive Productions Co.  Producer: Morris Engel, Ray Ashley.  Screenwriter: Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, Ray Ashley.  Cinematographer: Morris Engel.  Editor: Ruth Orkin, Lester Troob.  Cast: Richie Andrusco, Richard Brewster, Winnifred Cushing, Jay Williams, Charley Moss.

35mm, b/w, 75 min.

Note:  recommended for ages 9+

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