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Little Fugitive (Blu-ray)

Morris Engel's All-American Classic
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: March 26, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Kino Lorber
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: 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
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 880
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The not-to-be-underestimated singularity of Little Fugitive is such that its legacy nearly contradicts its nature. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Jan 27, 2013
...The movie's ace is journalistic camera work that beautifully captures a specific time and place...
USA Today
Jul 11, 1997
Rating: A+ -- [VIDEO ESSAY] Made in 1953 by three confident filmmakers, "Little Fugitive" is as much an invaluable filmic document of post World War II New York as it is an enchanting incipient work of independent cinema. Full Review
ColeSmithey.com
Oct 28, 2014
This amazing little film... is one of the most painful and vivid recollections of childhood I've ever seen, easily on par with Zero for Conduct, The 400 Blows and The Butcher Boy. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Jun 21, 2011
... the film runs largely on charm, but Engel's eye for people and landscape and social activity gives it a vibrancy that is still compelling. Full Review
Turner Classic Movies Online
Apr 4, 2009
Rating: 3/4 -- That the filmmakers were able to make "Little Fugitive" at all is kind of miraculous, but the miraculousness has its limits. Full Review
Boston Globe
Mar 5, 2013
Rating: 5/5 -- Like childhood itself, it's over before you're ready to let it go. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 29, 2013

Product Description:

When a seven-year-old Brooklyn boy's older brother tricks him into thinking the tyke has killed him, the youngster takes what money he can find and hightails it to Coney Island. While his brother searches for him, the scared runaway encounters all manner of adventures among the summer throngs. A pioneering independent dramedy from writer-producer-director Morris Engel, LITTLE FUGITIVE won the Silver Lion Award at the 1953 Venice Film Festival. Academy Award Nominations: Best Motion Picture Story.

Plot Synopsis:

When a seven-year-old Brooklyn boy's older brother tricks him into thinking the tyke has killed him, the youngster takes what money he can find and hightails it to Coney Island. While his brother searches for him, the scared runaway encounters all manner of adventures among the summer throngs. A pioneering independent dramedy from writer-producer-director Morris Engel. "Little Fugitive" won the Silver Lion Award at the 1953 Venice Film Festival. Academy Award Nominations: Best Motion Picture Story.

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Production Notes:

  • THE LITTLE FUGITIVE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1997.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 93,076
  • UPC: 738329112523
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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