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431 Ratings

Little Fugitive

United States, 1953
Drama, Family


When the seven-year-old Joey is cruelly tricked into believing he killed his older brother, he flees to New York’s nether wonderland: Coney Island. Upon and beneath the crowded boardwalk, Joey experiences a day and night filled with adventures and mysteries.

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Little Fugitive Directed by Morris Engel, Ray Ashley, Ruth Orkin

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1953 | Winner: Silver Lion

Academy Awards

1954 | Nominee: Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

National Board of Review

1953 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Writers Guild of America

1954 | Nominee: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

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