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Release Date:
7 November 1955 (USA) See more »
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A elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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humanist film-making See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Thanks
Umberto De Sica .... dedicatee
 

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

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Trivia:
Vittorio De Sica dedicated this film to his father.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The position of Umberto's bag on the seat changes between the scenes whilst he is trying to give Flike way and when he returns from the railway line.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in L'uomo dal sigaro in bocca (1997)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
humanist film-making, 17 February 2008
Author: CountZero313 from Japan

There's an old guy in my family. He's down on his luck. If you try to help him, he uses it as a quick fix and soon goes back to his old ways. He's cantankerous, self-obsessed, contrary. He can light up your day with moments of genuine kindness and cutting humour. People he used to work with would come by now and again when he retired, but gradually they drifted away, leaving him all alone. The people he comes into day-to-day contact with tend to treat him condescendingly, thinly disguising their view of him as a pest.

Every family has one such character. There is no magical solution. You can feel sorry for the guy without really liking him.

Umberto D isn't a likable character, but he is all too human. The small journey from down-at-heel to suicidal is carefully drawn in this quiet, subtle, thought-provoking film. The dog begging, the train speeding past in a whirl of dust and noise, the stranger lying to get away from Umberto's whining; these are small moments of crushing defeat for the human spirit that are finely pitched in this well-crafted film. The film may not be timeless, the score is overly-sentimental and there are jarring jump-cuts. However, the message is universal - Umberto D is an antidote to the white plight movies turned out by cookie cutters in Hollywood about rich misanthropic lawyers who have to take on bad guys. Poverty, isolation, loneliness, and a kind of redemption at the end - unfortunately, they don't make movies like this anymore.

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