Bicycle Thieves (1948) – IMDb

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Edit 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 […]


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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
(estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,377,
4 October 1998

Gross USA:

$371,111

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$428,978


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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1

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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #374. See more »


Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.]
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Quotes

Employment Officer:
Hey, Ricci, remember your bike! You have to have a bike.

Antonio Ricci:
A bike? I have and I haven’t. I can’t get my hands on it right now. Perhaps in a few days time.

Employment Officer:
You need one straight away or they won’t take you on.

Antonio Ricci:
I can do it on foot for the first few days.

Employment Officer:
If you haven’t got a bike, you’ll have to let someone else take it.

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Connections

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