Little Fugitive (1953), directed by Ray Ashley, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for Little Fugitive, directed by Ray Ashley, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin; No. 27 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

New York movies: Little Fugitive (1953)

Convinced he has killed his older brother with his toy rifle, a seven-year-old Brooklyn boy hightails it to Coney Island, where he wanders around with gaping wonder. This pioneering child’s-eye production captures its summery setting with a casual realism that François Truffaut credited as a major influence on The Four Hundred Blows.—Keith Uhlich

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