About the film
rome, italy servant hunger despair retiree unsociability pension rent old man hospital dog landlady elderly neo realism italian neo realism
Release Date: January 20, 1952
|Production Companies||:||Rizzoli Film, Produzioni De Sica, Amato Film|
|Director||:||Vittorio De Sica|
|Producers||:||Giuseppe Amato, Angelo Rizzoli, Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Moretti, Nino Misiano|
When elderly pensioner Umberto Domenico Ferrari returns to his boarding house from a protest calling for a hike in old-age pensions, his landlady demands her 15,000-lire rent by the end of the month or he and his small dog will be turned out onto the street. Unable to get the money in time, Umberto fakes illness to get sent to a hospital, giving his beloved dog to the landlady's pregnant and abandoned maid for temporary safekeeping.