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Release Date:
7 November 1955 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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An unforgettable masterpiece See more (77 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:
Many in the film's cast were new to acting, including Carlo Battisti and Maria Pia Casilio, the two principal actors. Others, including Umberto's cruel landlady, Antonia (Lina Gennari), were established professional actors.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 Splendor (1989)See more »

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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
An unforgettable masterpiece, 20 May 2004
Author: anhedonia from Planet Earth

This is storytelling at its simplest and most beautiful. An old man - his sole companion, a dog - tries to survive on a fixed, tight income while being mistreated by his landlady.

DeSica brilliantly captures the despair of his protagonist and makes this film unforgettably powerful. This film deserves to be seen by everyone, not just those who enjoy foreign-language films.

This film is touching, memorable and manages to draw us into Umberto's life without ever becoming maudlin. The denouement is heartbreaking, but the film never lapses into sentimentality. "Umberto D" truly is one of the greatest films ever made.

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