Flick Review < Little Fugitive (1953) | Ray Ashley / Morris Engel / Ruth Orkin

A production still from The Little Fugitive dir. Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, Ray Ashley, 1953

This film heavily influenced the French "New Wave" style cinema of the late 1950's and 1960's.

François Truffaut was inspired by Little Fugitive's spontaneous production
style when he created The 400 Blows (1959), saying long afterwards: 

“Our New Wave would never have come into being if it hadn’t been for the young American
Morris Engel, who showed us the way to independent production with [this] fine movie."

 Little Fugitive (1953)                                                                                          Morris Engel & Ruth Orkin

Little Fugitive (1953)
dir. Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, Ray Ashley
Stars: Richie Andrusco, Richard Brewster, Winifred Cushing, Jay Williams

Cinematography: Morris Engel
Music: Lawrence Manson

Little Fugitive, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, Richie Andrusco

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