Bicycle Thieves Trailer & Clips


Bicycle Thieves (also know as Ladri di biciclette) full movie is released on Dec 13, 1949. Watch Bicycle Thieves online - the German Drama movie from Italy , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $436,655. Bicycle Thieves is directed by Vittorio De Sica and created by Cesare Zavattini with Lamberto Maggiorani and Enzo Staiola. Bicycle Thieves is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

Antonio Ricci, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, finally gets a job hanging up posters, but he needs a bicycle. But when his bicycle is stolen,, he and son walk the streets of Rome looking for it. Antonio finally manages to locate the thief, but with no proof he must abandon his cause. But he and his son know perfectly well that without a bike, Antonio won't be able to keep his job.

As know as:

Ladri di biciclette, The Bicycle Thieves, Bicycle Thief, Ladrões de Bicicleta, Ladrones de bicicletas

Release Date:

Oct 24, 1948

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 12, 2003




German, Italian, English

Production Companies:

Produzioni De Sica

Gross worldwide:



The Prize Picture They Want to Censor!


Richard Winnington
Sight & Sound
Bicycle Thieves is a wholly satisfying film in that de Sica has so simplified and mastered the mechanics of the job that nothing stands between you and his intention.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 02, 2021
Bob Thomas
Associated Press
This gem tells the story of a frantic search bv a man and his son for a stolen bike which provided for the family's existence. It is told with the usual Italian realism, but with unusual excitement.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 29, 2019
Christy Lemire
Decades later, you can see the influence of Bicycle Thieves everywhere, in a variety of genres and languages.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 27, 2018

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