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Director:
Writers:
Federico Fellini (story) &
Tullio Pinelli (story) ...
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Release Date:
16 July 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You've been hearing about a great picture called La Strada (The Road)...now it is here!
Plot:
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
To film as Bach is to music See more (112 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anthony Quinn ... Zampanò

Giulietta Masina ... Gelsomina

Richard Basehart ... The Fool
Aldo Silvani ... Giraffa
Marcella Rovere ... Widow
Livia Venturini ... Nun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pietro Ceccarelli ... Bartender (uncredited)
Giovanna Galli ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Gustavo Giorgi ... (uncredited)
Yami Kamadeva ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Mario Passante ... Waiter (uncredited)
Anna Primula ... Gelsomina's Mother (uncredited)
Goffredo Unger ... Man Restraining Zampano from Attacking (uncredited)
Nazzareno Zamperla ... Man Restraining Zampano from Attacking (uncredited)

Directed by
Federico Fellini 
 
Writing credits
Federico Fellini (story and screenplay) &
Tullio Pinelli (story and screenplay)

Tullio Pinelli (dialogue)

Ennio Flaiano (screenplay collaborator) (as Ennio Flajano)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... producer
Carlo Ponti .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Otello Martelli (director of photography)
Carlo Carlini (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Leo Cattozzo (film editor)
 
Production Design by
Mario Ravasco (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Enrico Cervelli  (as E. Cervelli)
Brunello Rondi (artistic art director)
 
Costume Design by
Margherita Marinari (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Eligio Trani .... makeup artist (as E. Trani)
Dante Trani .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Angelo Cittadini .... production supervisor
Danilo Fallani .... production supervisor
Luigi Giacosi .... production supervisor
Giorgio Morra .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Moraldo Rossi .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Paolo Nuzzi .... assistant art director
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
R. Boggio .... sound
Aldo Calpini .... sound (as A. Calpini)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Gerardi .... cameraman (as Roberto Girardi)
A. Piatti .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Lina Caterini .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... music conducted by
 
Other crew
Marcello Partini .... laboratories owner
Carol Riethof .... director: Trans Lux English language version (as Carol)
Peter Riethof .... director: Trans Lux English language version
Narciso Vicario .... production secretary (as Narciso Vicari)
Herman G. Weinberg .... title designer: English titles (credited in English version)
Arnoldo Foà .... voice dubbing: Anthony Quinn (uncredited)
Cesare Polacco .... voice dubbing: Aldo Silvani (uncredited)
Stefano Sibaldi .... voice dubbing: Richard Basehart (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La strada" - Italy (original title)
"The Road" - USA (literal English title)
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Runtime:
108 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:G | Australia:M (alternate rating) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-10 (1986) | Finland:K-16 (1956) | Netherlands:6 (DVD rating) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:16 | Norway:15 (1995) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Pope Francis named La Strada as his favorite movie of all time.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Zampanò meets the Fool while he is repairing a flat tire on his car, the left front wheel is removed and the car is jacked. Right after the altercation, when Zampanò pushes the Fool's car, the wheel rim is back and not jacked anymore.See more »
Quotes:
The Fool:What a funny face! Are you a woman, really? Or an artichoke?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in When Romance Meets Destiny (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
ZampanoSee more »

FAQ

Why does the Fool die after only a few punches from Zampanò?
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74 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
To film as Bach is to music, 17 October 2004
Author: phatdan from United States

La Strada brings two souls together to tell a story that ultimately displays humanity's finer aspects. The title gives a clue to the meaning of Fellini's masterpiece: The Way. The brute, Zampano, buys the urchin-like Gelsomina to be his traveling companion in his one-man carnival act. He is physically and emotionally cruel to her. Her longing to love and be loved, and her child-like, yet acute perception of life, and desire to live it, despite hardships, makes her the perfect complement to the selfish and despicable Zampano. Their unification affects each other. However, although Zampano's harshness adversely effects Gelsomina's life, it is her influence that will eventually, and more significantly, change him. This may sound like the familiar Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, but it is more than a love story. It is about love, but it isn't until the very end of the film that we realize it. More than love, it is about a man who gains insight and awareness because of love. It is his finale transformation that demonstrates both the frailty and vitality of the human condition. It overpoweringly suggests that the individual, no matter how depraved, is able to spiritually evolve.

Every frame and scene in this masterpiece has purpose and meaning.

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