[Marxism] The Little Fugitive

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri May 23 17:31:25 MDT 2014

This is a much acclaimed 1953 film that one critic likened to "Stand 
Clear of the Closing Doors". It can be seen in its entirety at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veJ76WZSiug (part one of eight)

Here's info on the film:

Little Fugitive (1953) is an American film written and directed by 
Raymond Abrashkin (as "Ray Ashley"), Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin, that 
tells the story of a child alone in Coney Island.

The film stars Richie Andrusco in the title role, and Richard Brewster 
as his brother Lennie.[1]

Little Fugitive influenced the French New Wave and is considered by 
modern day critics to be a landmark film because of its naturalistic 
style and groundbreaking use of nonprofessional actors in lead roles. It 
was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Motion Picture 
Story and screened at Venice film festival where it was awarded the 
silver lion.

In 1997, the film was selected for preservation in the United States 
National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, 
historically, or aesthetically significant".

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