Films of Morris Engel (1955)
LITTLE FUGITIVE: 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.LOVERS AND LOLLIPOPS: Jealous and frightened that her mother has begun spending time with a new boyfriend, a seven-year-old girl does all she can to disrupt the budding romance in this nostalgia-tinged independent film. The mother's new beau tries his best to win the girl over, while the mother is torn between pleasing her daughter at all costs and struggling to live her own life as well. An ultimately satisfying relationship dramedy highlighted by on-location footage of such New York landmarks as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and the Bronx Zoo.WEDDINGS AND BABIES: In this independent drama shot on location in New York City, a 30-year-old woman, frustrated by her photographer boyfriend's reluctance to propose marriage, finally decides to give up on the relationship. Frightened at the prospect of losing the woman he loves, the put-upon bachelor relents and offers her an engagement ring, only to have a string of mishaps cause him to question everything in his life. … More
- Directed By:
- Morris Engel
- On DVD:
- May 6, 2008
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