Bicycle Thieves (1948) (Tv Show)

Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Bicycle Thieves (1948)
In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Storyline

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.

Cast

Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri, Gino Saltamerenda, Giulio Chiari, Vittorio Antonucci, Michele Sakara, Fausto Guerzoni, Emma Druetti

Details

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Writers: Cesare Zavattini (story), Luigi Bartolini (novel)
Genres: Drama
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Release Date: 13 December 1949 (USA)

Also Known As: Bicycle Thieves

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