Bicycle Thieves (1948) – IMDb


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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.
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The Prize Picture They Want to Censor!




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Details

Release Date:

13 December 1949 (USA)

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Also Known As:

Bicycle Thieves

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Box Office

Budget:

$133,000
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Opening Weekend USA:

$25,377,
4 October 1998

Gross USA:

$371,111

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$428,978


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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1

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Trivia

Vittorio De Sica casted the 8-year-old Enzo Staiola when he noticed the young boy watching the film’s production on a street while helping his father sell flowers. See more »


Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.]
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Quotes

Antonio Ricci:
“There’s a cure for everything except death.”

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Connections

Featured in Brows Held High: Tiny Furniture (2014)

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