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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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The film has been restored by Mediaset (Italy's biggest private television company) and presented again in theaters in New York, Rome and Milan in 1999.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 »
Maria, la servetta:What's the matter, Mr. Umberto?
Umberto Domenico Ferrari:I'm tired.
Maria, la servetta:Of her?
Umberto Domenico Ferrari:it's a little of everything.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Splendor (1989)See more »


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58 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
There's hardly been a better film ever made, 20 November 2000
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Umberto D. may be the single most powerful film ever made. It's pretty much impossible not to be affected by it, and I'd imagine only a monster could get through it without shedding a tear. It's not all sad, and certainly cannot be called unrelentingly depressing. There are plenty of beautifully funny moments. The main character, Umberto, is one of the greatest characters I've ever met at the movies. It would be simple to make him just a man to pity: he is a poor old man who is down on his luck. But the artists behind the film have fleshed him out into an incredibly human character. The supporting characters, even those who show up for just a moment, are just as well created. And the acting is godly. 10/10, without a second thought. It's one of the best films ever made.

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