About

Once upon a time an old woman discovers a baby in her cabbage patch. She brings up the child and, when she dies, the boy, Toto, enters an orphanage. Toto leaves the orphanage a happy young man, and looks for work in post-war Milan. He ends up with the homeless and organizes them to build a shanty town in a vacant lot. The squatters discover oil in the land and Toto sees a vision of the old woman w...

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Directed by

Vittorio De Sica

Written by

Vittorio De Sica (Screenplay)
Cesare Zavattini (Screenplay)
Suso Cecchi d'Amico (Screenplay)
Adolfo Franci (Screenplay)
Mario Chiari (Screenplay)

Runtime

100 minutes

Country

Italy

Language

Italian

Tagline

An impudent, riotous laugh on the lives and morals of our day!

Cast

Keywords

magic orphan poverty

Lists

#510 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?