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Little Fugitive

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Director
Morris Engel, Ray Ashley & Ruth Orkin
Country of origin and year
USA 1953
Duration
80 minutes
Certificate
Rated U
Cast
Cast: Richard Brewster, Winifred Cushing, Jay Williams, Will Lee, Charlie Moss.

After their mother leaves them home alone in New York for the weekend, 7-year-old Joey is tricked into thinking he’s killed his older brother with an air rifle. So he runs away, to the funfair at Coney Island, to get lost in the rides, the spectacle. Filmmaker Morris Engel and his team see so much in him: a cowboy, the boy in Shane, the kid in Chaplin’s The Kid. A film this fresh could not have been made in America in the 50s, and yet somehow it was – the first true indie movie, real life captured wild in the streets. Truffaut credited this film with inspiring the French New Wave. Amazing.

 

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