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Bicycle Thieves ()

Ladri di biciclette (original title)
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In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

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Antonio
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Bruno
Lianella Carell ...
Maria
Elena Altieri ...
The Charitable Lady
Gino Saltamerenda ...
Baiocco
Giulio Chiari ...
The Beggar
Vittorio Antonucci ...
The Thief
Michele Sakara ...
Secretary of the Charity Organization
Fausto Guerzoni ...
Amateur Actor
Emma Druetti
Carlo Jachino ...
A Beggar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giulio Battiferri ...
Citizen Who Protects the Real Thief (uncredited)
Ida Bracci Dorati ...
La Santona (uncredited)
Nando Bruno ...
(uncredited)
Eolo Capritti ...
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Memmo Carotenuto ...
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Giovanni Corporale ...
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Baiocco (uncredited) (voice)
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A Seminary Student (uncredited)
Mario Meniconi ...
Meniconi, the Street Sweeper (uncredited)
Massimo Randisi ...
Rich Kid in Restaurant (uncredited)
Checco Rissone ...
Guard in Piazza Vittorio (uncredited)
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Bike Painter (uncredited) (voice)
Peppino Spadaro ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
Umberto Spadaro ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Vittorio De Sica

Written by

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Cesare Zavattini ... (story)
 
Luigi Bartolini ... (novel)
 
Oreste Biancoli ... (screenplay) &
Suso Cecchi D'Amico ... (screenplay) (as Suso D'Amico) &
Vittorio De Sica ... (screenplay) &
Adolfo Franci ... (screenplay) &
Gherardo Gherardi ... (screenplay) &
Gerardo Guerrieri ... (screenplay) &
Cesare Zavattini ... (screenplay)

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Giuseppe Amato ... producer
Vittorio De Sica ... producer (uncredited)

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Alessandro Cicognini ... (as Cicognini also)

Cinematography by

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Carlo Montuori

Film Editing by

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Eraldo Da Roma

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Antonio Traverso

Production Management

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Nino Misiano ... production supervisor
Umberto Scarpelli ... production manager

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Luisa Alessandri ... assistant director
Gerardo Guerrieri ... assistant director
Sergio Leone ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Gilles Barberis ... audio restorer
Alessandro Biancani ... audio restorer
Biagio Fiorelli ... sound technician (as Gino Fiorelli)
Pierluigi Scarpantonio ... audio restorer
Bruno Brunacci ... sound engineer (uncredited)

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Mario Montuori ... camera operator
Carlo Di Palma ... focus puller (uncredited)

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Willy Ferrero ... conductor

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Roberto Moretti ... production secretary
Charles Clement ... english subtitles (uncredited)
Alberto Sordi ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Ricci, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, gets at last a good job - for which he needs a bike - hanging up posters. But soon his bicycle is stolen. He and his son walk the streets of Rome, looking for the bicycle. Ricci finally manages to locate the thief but with no proof, he has to abandon his cause. But he and his son know perfectly well that without a bike, Ricci won't be able to keep his job. Written by jolusoma

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Taglines The Prize Picture They Want to Censor! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Bicycle Thief (United States)
  • Bicycle Thieves (World-wide, English title)
  • Bicycle Thieves (United States)
  • Ladri di biciclette (subtitle Bicycle Thieves) (United Kingdom)
  • The Bicycle Thieves (United Kingdom)
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  • 89 min
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Budget $133,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $297,218

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Trivia There's a scene later in the movie where Bruno is nearly run over twice whilst crossing the street. This was absolutely unrehearsed - it was filmed on location and the two cars happened to pass by at that time. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano (1985). See more »
Quotes Antonio Ricci: "There's a cure for everything except death."
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