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Release Date:
17 December 1946 (Italy) See more »
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Not a major work but still a delight See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)
Andrea Checchi ... Man Attempting Suicide

Valentina Cortese ... Typist
Nando Bruno ... Thief

Vittorio De Sica ... Distinguished Gentleman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marisa Merlini ... The Ex-fiancee
Gar Moore ... American Soldier

Directed by
Marcello Pagliero 
Writing credits
Ennio Flaiano (story)

Ennio Flaiano  and
Suso Cecchi D'Amico  and
Cesare Zavattini  and
Pino Mercanti  and
Marcello Pagliero 

Original Music by
Nino Rota 
Cinematography by
Aldo Tonti 
Production Design by
Gastone Medin 

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Also Known As:
"Rome: Free City" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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81 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not a major work but still a delight, 2 December 2006
Author: christopher-underwood from United Kingdom

Not a major work but still a delight. Not as sombre as other Italian films of the period this simple tale is well told as characters seemingly meet for the first time as we too meet them. And there is a fluidity here as they mix and mingle, taking it in turn with each other, making friends and enemies with ease. There is of course an undertow, a realisation that with the war just over, happiness is tempered by poverty and apprehension as to the future. The rain soaked streets of an almost deserted Roman night add both a poignancy and romanticism to the action as a thief becomes a good guy, a good guy a thief, the cops incompetent, the ministers barely keeping their act together and a pearl necklace or two changing hands at a good pace. Oh and throughout wanders Vittorio De Sica, who having lost his memory, spends the film, to great effect, asking all if they know who he is. Nobody even cares.

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