un film P.D.S. "produzioni De Sica - S.A." ; soggetto Di Cesare Zavattini, tratto dall'omonimo romanzo di Luigi Bartolini ; sceneggiato da Oreste Biancoli ... [et al.] ; regia, Vittorio De Sica.
Story of an unemployed man and his son in war devastated Rome. The father finds a job pasting up posters, work requiring a bicycle to get around. The bicycle is stolen; panic stricken at being unable to recover his bicycle and at the prospect of losing his job, the father is compelled to steal a bicycle, only to be caught and humiliated in front of his son.