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7 November 1955 (USA) See more »
A elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Carlo Battisti ... Umberto Domenico Ferrari
Maria Pia Casilio ... Maria, la servetta
Lina Gennari ... Antonia Belloni - la padrona di case
Ileana Simova ... La donna nella camera di Umberto
Elena Rea ... La suora all' ospedale
Memmo Carotenuto ... Il degente all' ospedale
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alberto Albani Barbieri ... L'amico di Antonia (uncredited)
Pasquale Campagnola ... (uncredited)
Riccardo Ferri ... (uncredited)

Lamberto Maggiorani ... (uncredited)
De Silva ... Battistini (uncredited)

Directed by
Vittorio De Sica 
Writing credits
Cesare Zavattini (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Giuseppe Amato .... producer (as Amato)
Vittorio De Sica .... producer (as De Sica)
Angelo Rizzoli .... producer (as Rizzoli)
Original Music by
Alessandro Cicognini 
Cinematography by
G.R. Aldo  (as G. R. Aldo)
Film Editing by
Eraldo Da Roma 
Production Design by
Virgilio Marchi 
Set Decoration by
Ferdinando Ruffo 
Production Management
Nino Misiano .... production manager
Roberto Moretti .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luisa Alessandri .... first assistant director
Franco Montemurro .... second assistant director
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... construction department head (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ennio Sensi .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Angelo Pennoni .... still photographer
Giuseppe Rotunno .... camera operator
Nino Cristiani .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Giuseppe Tinelli .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Marcella Benvenuti .... assistant editor
Music Department
Organizzaione Rizzi .... orchestra
Other crew
Pasquale Misiano .... production secretary
Umberto De Sica .... dedicatee

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89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Vittorio De Sica dedicated this film to his father.See more »
Continuity: In the confrontation with his landlady after he returns with Flike, the position of the landlady changes between shots, so that a set of film posters appears behind her and her fiancé in the later shots.See more »
[repeated line]
Umberto Domenico Ferrari:Flike!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in My Voyage to Italy (2001)See more »


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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
great film, 7 November 2005
Author: rstless123 from United States

This was a very touching and wrenching film. It is indeed hard to watch because everyone is so dismissive of Umberto. But people can be like that, especially in desperate times, such as post war Italy when all the money was going to rebuild churches, not feed people. Better for proud hard working Umberto to put on a brave face and quietly disappear so nobody has to worry about him or be concerned about him. At the end he did find that he and Flike still had each other, this little dog didn't care if Umberto had any pride left or not, he loved him just the same. And Umberto needed him to be reminded of the simple joys in life. A very profound and moving film.

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