Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Original Title: Ladri di biciclette


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Drama, Made in Europe
1h 29min


Enzo Staiola
Bruno Ricci
Elena Altieri
The Charitable Lady
Giulio Chiari
The Beggar
Vittorio Antonucci
Alfredo Catelli, the Thief
Michele Sakara
Secretary of the Charity Organization
Fausto Guerzoni
Amateur Actor
Giulio Battiferri
Citizen Who Protects the Real Thief (uncredited)
Sergio Leone
A Seminary Student (uncredited)
Mario Meniconi
Meniconi, the Street Sweeper (uncredited)
Checco Rissone
Guard in Piazza Vittorio (uncredited)
Peppino Spadaro
Police Officer (uncredited)
Nando Bruno
Eolo Capritti
Memmo Carotenuto
Umberto Spadaro


Antonio, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, at last finds a good job hanging up posters, the only requirement for which is that he must have his own bicycle. When Antonio’s bicycle is stolen, he and his son are forced to walk the streets of Rome in search of it, or else face ruin.

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