Bicycle Thieves

A working man’s livelihood is threatened when someone steals his bicycle.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Antonio Ricci: Lamberto Maggiorani
  • Bruno Ricci: Enzo Staiola
  • Maria Ricci: Lianella Carell
  • The Charitable Lady: Elena Altieri
  • Baiocco: Gino Saltamerenda
  • The Beggar: Giulio Chiari
  • Alfredo Catelli, the Thief: Vittorio Antonucci
  • Secretary of the Charity Organization: Michele Sakara
  • A Beggar: Carlo Jachino
  • …: Emma Druetti
  • Citizen Who Protects the Real Thief (uncredited): Giulio Battiferri
  • A Seminary Student (uncredited): Sergio Leone
  • Meniconi, the Street Sweeper (uncredited): Mario Meniconi
  • Guard in Piazza Vittorio (uncredited): Checco Rissone
  • Police Officer (uncredited): Peppino Spadaro
  • (uncredited): Nando Bruno
  • (uncredited): Eolo Capritti
  • (uncredited): Memmo Carotenuto
  • (uncredited): Umberto Spadaro
  • …: Fausto Guerzoni

Film Crew:

  • Editor: Eraldo Da Roma
  • Producer: Vittorio De Sica
  • Story: Cesare Zavattini
  • Original Music Composer: Alessandro Cicognini
  • Screenplay: Suso Cecchi d’Amico
  • Camera Operator: Mario Montuori
  • Novel: Luigi Bartolini
  • Screenplay: Oreste Biancoli
  • Production Manager: Umberto Scarpelli
  • Director of Photography: Carlo Montuori
  • Production Design: Antonio Traverso
  • Screenplay: Adolfo Franci
  • First Assistant Director: Gerardo Guerrieri
  • Conductor: Willy Ferrero
  • Production Secretary: Roberto Moretti
  • First Assistant Director: Luisa Alessandri
  • Production Supervisor: Nino Misiano
  • Screenplay: Gherardo Gherardi
  • Sound: Biagio Fiorelli

Movie Reviews:

  • barrymost: When in Rome… keep an eye on your bicycle! Or else it might be stolen and you’ll find yourself fruitlessly searching the streets of Italy, as the father and son do in this classic Italian film. Lamberto Maggiorani, as the desperate, out of work father, and Enzo Staiola, as his frustrated young son, play off each other nicely and a nice pace keeps things interesting. It’s heralded as one of the greatest movies ever made, but personally I don’t quite see why. It’s a good story none the less, and it kept my attention. There’s a very satisfying dose of irony at the end.
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