Little Fugitive [Blu-ray] [1953]

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Little Fugitive [Blu-ray] (Black & White) (English) 1953
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Special Features

  • Mastered in HD from a 35mm print preserved by The Museum Of Modern Art with support from The Film Foundation, The National Endowment For The Arts And The Celeste Bartos Fund For Film Preservation
  • Audio commentary by director Morris Engel
  • Two documentary short films by Mary Engel: "Morris Engel: The Independent" (2008, 28 min.) and "Ruth Orkin: Frames Of Life" (1995, 18 min.)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Photo gallery


The Little Fugitive
A lyrical serio-comedy from the writing/directing team of Ray Ashley, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin, The Little Fugitive stars young Richie Andrusco as Joey Norton, a seven-year-old Brooklynite left in the care of his 12-year-old brother Lennie (Ricky Brewster). Finding the boy to be a constant annoyance, Lennie and his friends devise a plan to make Joey mistakenly believe that he has killed his brother; the prank is successful, and a frightened Joey flees for the fantasy-world refuge of Coney Island. A lost classic waiting to be rediscovered, The Little Fugitive was highly acclaimed upon its initial release, scoring an Oscar nomination for "Best Screenplay" as well as sharing a Silver Lion award at the 1953 Venice Film Festival alongside such legendary fare as Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu Monogatari. Shot on an extremely low budget, the film's innovative use of hand-held cameras and staccato editing techniques establish a rough-and-tumble, documentary-like edge perfectly attuned to its incisive, realistic treatment of childhood wonderment and fear. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Ricky Brewster - Lennie
  • Richie Andrusco
    Richie Andrusco - Joey
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    Tommy de Canio - Charlie
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    Charlie Moss - Harry
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