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Vittorio De Sica Domenico Gaetano Stanislaus Sorano

(Sora, 7 July 1901 – Neuilly-sur-Seine, 13 November 1974)

 

 

Was born on 7 July 1901 at Sora, a town in the province of Terra di Lavoro (from 1927 to the newly-annexed province of Frosinone), via Cittadella, in the District of the same name, by Umberto De Sica, an official of the Bank of Italy Cagliari origins bells, and Teresa Manfredi, a Roman housewife. In the Church of San Giovanni Battista, located just in front of the family home, received baptism with the names of Vittorio, Dominic, Stanislaus, Gaetano, Sorano: the last name is that of the eponymous God of the city of Sora's alleged. The father Umberto, used in the local branch of the Bank of Italy, he worked under the name of Caside for a local monthly magazine, The voice of the Liri, published from 1909 to 1915. Vittorio had with his father, a very nice and sharp, and he will dedicate his film Umberto d. As Vittorio said, her family lived in "tragic and aristocratic poverty". Later, in 1914, he moved with his family to Naples and again, after the outbreak of World War I, in Florence. Vittorio, just 15 years old, he began to perform as an amateur actor in small shows organized for military hospitals. Then came the final transfer to Rome. During her studies in accountancy, thanks to the intercession of the family friend Edoardo Bencivenga, gets a small role (a waiter) in a silent film directed by Giancarlo Saccon, Il processo Clemenceau of 1917.

Prefer to continue his studies but then, after obtaining the diploma in accounting, accept in 1923 a playwriting from generic in the company directed by the prestigious actress Tatiana Pavlova, with whom he stayed for two years. In the spring of 1925 was second brilliant actor in the company of Italy Almirante, famous star of silent, then in 1927 switches to qualify as second young actor in the company of Luigi Almirante, Sergio Tofano and Judith Rissone. In 1930 came the first actor level, next to Guido Salvini, and there he was noticed by Mario Mattòli, at that time owner of the Troupe Za-Bum (the first serious Italian theatrical experiment to mix comedy actors of variety to the drama of the actors of prose), which, including its brilliant qualities, the writing immediately and put him alongside Umberto Melnati, with whom he formed a comic relief pair for its time, with gags and catchphrases that made them famous innational level. Especially the song so sweet as a fig Ozarks and many radio sketch : to quote on all the Tough minga, dura no resumed later in the 1950 in a carousel advertising from Ernesto Calindri and Franco Volpi. 

In 1933 he founded his own company with Giuditta Rissone and Sergio Tofano, with representations especially comical. In the immediate postwar period, when it began to be known as a film director, together with Paolo Stoppa and Vivi Gioi from 1944 brought also staged dramas of considerable value as Chains of Langdon Martin. In the season 1945-1946 participated in two shows directed by Alessandro Blasetti, time and family Conway by John Boynton Priestley and But it's not serious of Luigi Pirandello.

In the 1946-1947 season he worked with Luchino Visconti, along with Vivi Gioi and Nino Besozzi in the marriage of Figaro by Beaumarchais, in addition to the magazine Ah ... here we go again! "written by Oreste Biancoli. Finally, in the 1948-1949 season, participated two news days of the life of William Saroyan and the magnificent Cuckold by Fernand Crommelynck, directed by Mario Chiari. That was his last appearance on the stage: as a result, more and more absorbed by film and television commitments, there came back. It is estimated that De Sica, between 1923 and 1949, he took part, including comedies, dramas and magazine shows in prose, to over 120 performances.

 

 

Movie actor

 

On the big screen, after two other investments in silent films directed by Mario Almirante in 1927-1928, became a star among the most popular (on par with Amedeo Nazzari, Gino Cervi and Fosco Giachetti) since 1932, with a suave and pleasing comedies interpreted with Lia Franca and Assia Noris and all directed by Mario Camerini: among these we remember men, that Rascal ... of 1932, in which launches the very famous song Parlami d'amore Mariù, his battle cry for the rest of his career, then Darò un milione of 1935, where he met Cesare Zavattini, Mr. Max of 1937 and the great warehouses of 1939. Even once its prestigious task as Director, he seems to say: appeared in a hundred films, even in short boundary roles, winning a Silver Ribbon in 1948 and garnering several awards in the following years in various festivals. In the early 1950s he caught as a performer an extraordinary public success with two films directed by Alessandro Blasetti and Luigi Comencini, and in which he starred alongside Gina Lollobrigida: Altri tempi (1952), in the episode On trial of Phryne, where in a memorable speech on the part of defense counsel of grace of a commoner invented the term proverbial plus physics, then in bread, love and dreams (1953), where she played the feisty Marshal Canning, engaged in wooing a lovely midwife, and that will have three sequels. Memorable, poignant and even funny her performance alongside Totò in the two marshals (1961). He also had a fruitful relationship with Alberto Sordi, who attempted to launch in 1951 producing and directing anonymously Mamma mia, what impression! and with whom he performed in several films, among which include the count Max, the moralist and the traffic policeman. The highest result of the combination is probably an underrated film directed by the deaf, An Italian in America (1967), where she played an incisive and melancholy role of a United States of America, immigrated to the impecunious idler that takes advantage of participation in a television programme to meet the son she had not seen for some time and that is believe to be rich. Very intense even his dramatic interpretations, above all that of General Della Rovere, by Roberto Rossellini (1959), or the participation in the remake of a farewell to arms of Charles Vidor (1957). In the final part of his artistic career he found himself playing supporting roles in films even very far from his image, as in the case of Dracula looking blood of a Virgin ... and died of thirst by Paul Morrissey (1974).

 

 

De Sica Director

 

De Sica made his debut behind the camera in 1939 under the auspices of a powerful producer of the time, Joseph Abboud, who debuted in the comedy Red RosesUntil 1942 his production as a Director does not differ greatly from the measured and polite comedies like Mario Camerini: Maddalena, zero in condotta with Carla Del Poggio and Irasema Dilián, and Teresa Venerdì  with Adriana Benetti and Anna Magnani. Starting in 1943, with the children are watching us Italian novel of Julius Caesar) began, along with Zavattini exploring the themes Neorealist. After a religious film made in Vatican City during the occupation of the capital, the gate of heaven, Director signature, one behind the other, four great master pieces of world cinema: SciusciàThe bicycle thief, taken from the novel by Luigi Bartolini, Miracolo a Milano, based on the novel Totò il buono of the same Zavattini and Umberto D., the cornerstones of Italian neorealism. The first two will get the Oscar for best foreign film and the Silver Ribbon for Best Director.Nevertheless, presentation of Sciuscià in a movie theater in Milan, the Director was accused by a spectator present to make a bad image of Italy. After this unique  egypt, De Sica signed other works very important: the gold of Naples, adapted from a collection of short stories by Giuseppe Marotta, the roof  that is considered to be his farewell to neorealism step, then the acclaimed La ciociara, 1960, based on the novel by Alberto Moravia, which boasts a vibrant interpretation of Sophia Loren, who won all possible Awards: Silver Ribbon, David di Donatello, Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for best actress. With Loren also worked in famous episode the raffle inserted in the collective film Boccaccio ' 70 , then teamed with Marcello Mastroianni in Yesterday, today and tomorrow , three unforgettable portraits offemale (the commoner, the snob and the fashionable) and her third Oscar, Matrimonio all'italiana, transposition of Filumena Marturano by Eduardo De Filippo, and Sunflowers .

In 1972 he obtained a fourth Academy Award with filmic transposition of the novel by Giorgio Bassani, Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini, dramatic story of persecution of a Jewish family in Ferrara during fascism; This work also gets the Golden bear at the Berlin Film Festival of 1971.

The last movie he directed is the reduction of a novella by Luigi Pirandello, the journey (1974), played again by Sophia Loren, alongside Richard Burton.

 

 

The Neapolitan song

 

During 1911, at a time when the authorities had forbidden her to eat figs. While getting, because he was helping his mother were cheap, small Vittorio while shopping vendors. De Sica in this case acted as a pole to give the alarm upon arrival of the law. On one occasion, when two policemen appeared, he intoned Torna a SurrientoThe soldiers loved it and asked him to continue; De Sica was so to interpret all the Neapolitan Repertory known to him. In the following years, become actor, recorded several versions of the classic Neapolitan. Too modern for the tastes of the time, it was quickly realized. Ernesto Murolo failed him exclaiming during one of her concerts: " Tene sulo nu wire ' and voice"In addition, alluding to its thinness, added:

 

"Pare nu mieza consumptive"I appreciate, however, Enzo Lucio Murolo, the inventor of the skit. Said Dino Falconi, author of magazines: "Nobody better than me can ensure that Vittorio De Sica was singing as only a Neapolitan can sing"In maturity, he recorded young lady by Bovio. Made in Studio a tv Duet with Mina in Love when it rainsFor necklace Recital devoted albums to Salvatore Di Giacomo, Ernesto Murolo and Michele Galdieri, playing songs and recited poems. In 1968 he participated as an author at a Festival in Naples. Its tell me that tuorne to mme!, set to music by his son Manuel, in the Festival of Naples 1968 was played by Nunzio Gallo and Luciano Tomei, but failed to finish.

 

Several times he planned to take home a Posillipo: De Sica believed that "nu boor and fora" as he called himself--can love Naples more than a Neapolitan. He recorded the last album in 1971: De Sica thirties, made the arrangements of his son Manuel. His most famous interpretation, however, remains that of marechiare.

 

 

On television

 

 

De Sica, in Alassio, on the set of "the children are watching us very active even on the small screen, though not loved him very much, he participated in several u.s. and Italian broadcast light entertainment as The MoustafaStudio OneSoundtrack Saturday night with Corrado, Delia Scala StoryGina Lollobrigida Tonight Vh1 with Corrado e Raffaella Carrà (1970-71) and Now music, as well as in the role of the judge called upon to process the Pinocchio puppet in penned the adventures of Pinocchio by Luigi Comencin. 

In 1971 he directed two documentaries, also many intellectuals dedicated several honorific documentaries.

 

 

Private life

 

It was his great passion for the game, for which he was sometimes to lose huge sums too, and that probably explains his participation in films not at his level. A passion that never hid and not reported, with great irony, in several of his film characters, such as  Il conte Max, Naples GoldMarried since 1937 with Giuditta Rissone, whom he met 10 years earlier and the following year he had the daughter Emilia, in 1942, on the set of the film A garibaldino at the convent Catalan actress Maria Mercader, with whom he went later to live with. After the divorce from Rissone, obtained in Mexico in 1954, joined the Catalan actress in a first marriage in 1959, again in Mexico but the Union was deemed "nothing" because it is not recognized by the Italian law; in 1968 he obtained French citizenship and married Mercader in Paris.

She had meanwhile had two children: Manuel in 1949, musician and Christian in 1951, which will follow in his footsteps as an actor and Director. Although divorced, De Sica never knew her first family. Thus began a double ménage, with double lunches at parties and considerable stress. It is said that on the eve and new year's Eve put the clock forward by two hours at home of Mercader to toast at midnight. The first wife agrees to keep up a facade rather than remove her daughter's wedding the father figure. Vittorio De Sica died at 73 years after surgery to treat lung cancer from which he suffered, to a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris; in the same year, Ettore Scola dedicated his masterpiece c'eravamo tanto amati

As he recalled his son Christian during an interview in the barbarian invasions, Vittorio De Sica was a Communist and that fact, combined with the aforementioned double events, of course prevented him from receiving a particularly lavish funeral. Thirty-five years later, Annarosa Morri and Mario Canale have dedicated the documentary Vittorio D., presented at 66 ª Mostra internazionale d'Arte cinematografica di Venezia and subsequently broadcast by LA7.

His body rests in the Verano cemetery in Rome.

 

 

Filmography Actor

 

1917/ The Clemenceau Trial, directed by Edoardo Bencivenga 

1927/ The beauty of the world, directed by Mario Almirante 

1928/ The Company of Fools , directed by Mario Almirante 

1932/ Two happy hearts, directed by Baldassarre Negroni 

1932/ Men, you rascals ..., directed by  Mario Camerini 

1932/ The Secretary for Alldirected by Amleto Palermi 

1932/ The Old Lady, directed by Amleto Palermi 

1933/ The Lord desires?, directed by Gennaro Righelli 

1933/ Bad subject, directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia 

1933/ The Song of the Sundirected by Max Neufeld (he stars too the German version Das Lied der Sonne

1933/ Paprika, directed by Carl Boese 

1933/ Lisetta, directed by Carl Boese 

1934/ Maximum timedirected by Mario Mattoli

1935/ I love you alonedirected by Mario Mattoli 

1935/ I'll give a million, directed by Mario Camerini 

1936/ I don't know you anymore, directed by Nunzio Malasomma 

1936/ Lohengrin, by Nunzio Malasomma 

1936/ But it's not serious, directed by Mario Camerini 

1936/ Man smiling, directed by Mario Mattoli 

1937/ These guys, directed byMario Mattoli

1937/ He signor Max, directed by Mario Camerini 

1937/ Naples of the pastdirected by Amleto Palermi 

1938/ Daddy's mazurka, directed by Oreste Biancoli 

1938/ They kidnapped a mandirected by Gennaro Righelli 

1938/ Leavedirected by Amleto Palermi

1938/ The two mothers, directed by Amleto Palermi 

1938/ The cuckoo clock, directed by  Camillo Mastrocinque 

1939/ At your orders, Madame ..., directed by Mario Mattoli 

1939/ Castles in the air, directed by Augusto Genina (he stars too the German version Ins blaue Leben

1939/ Department stores, by Mario Camerini 

1939/ Always ends up so, directed by Enrique Susini 

1940/ Manon Lescaut, directed by Carmine Gallone 

1940/ Overjoyed, directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia 

1940/ Scarlet Roses, directed by Giuseppe Amato and Vittorio De Sica 

1940/ The Sinnerdirected by Amleto Palermi

1940/ Madeleine, zero in conductdirected by  Vittorio De Sica

1941/ The Adventurer Upstairs, directed by Raffaello Matarazzo (script too, not credited) 

1941/ Theresa Friday, directed by Vittorio De Sica 

1942/ A garibaldino at the convent, directed by  Vittorio De Sica 

1942/ The bodyguarddirected by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (script too) 

1942/ If I were honest, directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (script too)

1943/ Our dreams, directed by Vittorio Cottafavi (script too) 

1943/ Not superstitious ... but!, directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia (script too) 

1943/ The children are watching us, directed by Vittorio De Sica 

1943/ No one goes backdirected by Alessandro Blasetti 

1945/ The hippocampus, directed by Gian Paolo Rosmino 

1945/ The mistake of being alivedirected by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia 

1945/ The world wants it this way directed by Giorgio Bianchi 

1946/ Down with the wealth!directed by  Gennaro Righelli (story and screenplay) 

1946/ Rome free city, directed by  Marcello Pagliero 

1947/ Lost in the dark, directed by Camillo Mastrocinque 

1947/ Christmas at Camp 119, directed by Pietro Francisci  

1947/ The Stranger of San Marino, directed by Michał Waszyński and Vittorio Cottafavi 

1948/ Heart, directed by Duilio Coletti (producer and script too) 

1950/ Tomorrow is too late, directed by Léonide Moguy 

1951/ Waitress beautiful presence offers you , directed by Giorgio Pàstina 

1952/ Good morning, elephant!, directed by Gianni Franciolini (producer) 

1952/ Other times-Zibaldone n. 1, episode the trial of Phryne, directed by Alessandro Blasetti 

1953/ The earrings of madame de ..., directed by Max Ophüls 

1953/ Bread, love and fantasy, by Luigi Comencini 

1953/ Villa Borghese, episode incident at Villa Borghese, by Gianni Franciolini 

1954/ One Hundred Years of Love, episode Pendolin, directed by Lionello De Felice 

1954/ The wedding, episode the bear, directed by Antonio Petrucci 

1954/ Our-Zibaldone Times n. 2, episodes outdoor scene and Don Corradino, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1954/ Great variety, directed by Domenico Paolella, episode The end elocutionis)

1954/ Allegro Squadron, directed by Paolo Moffa 

1954 Modern Virgin, directed by Marcello Pagliero 

1954/ Players, episode of l'oro di Napoli, by Vittorio De Sica 

1954/ Bread, love and jealousy, by Luigi Comencini 

1954/ Too bad she's a rogue, directed by Alessandro Blasetti 

1954/ The bed ( Secrets of alcove ), episode divorce, by Gianni Franciolini 

1955/ The Sign of Venus, by Dino Risi 

1955/ The last five minutes, by Giuseppe Amato 

1955/ The Beautiful Miller, by Mario Camerini 

1955/ Roman tales  by Gianni Franciolini 

1955/ Bread, love and...., by Dino Risi 

1955/ The bigamist, directed by Luciano Emmer

1956/ The best days, by Mario Mattoli 

1956/ My son Nero by Steno 

1956/ Holiday time, by Antonio Racioppi 

1956/ Montecarlo, directed by Sam Taylor and Giulio Macchi (also artistic supervision Director) 

1956/ We are the columns, directed by Luigi Filippo D'Amico

1957/ Fathers and sons, directed by Mario Monicelli 

1957/ The culprits, directed by Turi Vasile 

1957/ Souvenir d'Italie, directed by Antonio Pietrangeli 

1957/ Love and chatter, by Alessandro Blasetti 

1957/ It tells Max, directed by Giorgio Bianchi 

1957/ The Woman Who Came From the Sea, by Francesco De Robertis 

1957/ Holidays in Ischia, by Mario Camerini 

1957/ Doctor and the healer, by Mario Monicelli 

1957/ Toto, Vittorio and The Doctor, by Camillo Mastrocinque 

1957/ A farewell to arms, directed by Charles Vidor 

1958/ Casino de Paris, directed by André Hunebelle 

1958/ Sunday is always Sunday, directed by Camillo Mastrocinque 

1958/ Anna of Brooklyn, directed by Reginald Denham and Carlo Lastricati (Director Director) 

1958/ Dancer and Good God by Antonio Leonviola 

1958/ Piece, piece and captain, by Wolfgang Staudte 

1958/ The spinsters, by Giorgio Bianchi 

1958/ The Girl from St. Peter's Square, directed by Piero Costa 

1958/ Bread, Love and Andalusia, directed by Javier Setó (producer and supervising Director) 

1959/ The first night, directed by Alberto Cavalcanti 

1959/ Nel blu dipinto di blu, by Piero Tellini 

1959/ Men and noblemen, directed by Giorgio Bianchi 

1959/ Polycarp, writing officer, directed by Mario Soldati

1959/ My wife's enemy, directed by Gianni Puccini 

1959/ Winter holidays, directed by Camillo Mastrocinque 

1959/ The world of miracles, directed by Luigi Capuano 

1959/ The moralist, directed by Giorgio Bianchi 

1959/ General Della Rovere directed by Roberto Rossellini

1959/ Ferdinand The Kings of Naples, by Gianni Franciolini 

1960/ Gladstone, directed by Mario Bonnard 

1960/ The Beautiful Bride, by Nunnally Johnson and Mario Russo 

1960/ The Colonel's three et cetera, by Claude Boissol

1960/ Hercules pills by Luciano Salce 

1960/ Napoleone ad Austerlitz, by Abel Gance 

1960/ The traffic policeman, directed by Luigi Zampa 

1960/ A love in Rome, by Dino Risi 

1960/ It started in Naples, directed by Melville Shavelson 

1960/ The MillionairessThe Millionairess ), directed by Anthony Asquith 

1961/ The uncensored, by Francesco Giaculli

1961/ The Honored Society, by Riccardo Pazzaglia 

1961/ The wonders of Alladino, by Mario Bava edHenry Levin

1961/ The famous amori di Enrico IV, by Claude Autant-Lara 

1961/ The last judgement, by Vittorio De Sica 

1961/ Yeomen, directed by Giorgio Bianchi 

1961/ The two marshals, directed by Sergio Corbucci 

1962/ La Fayette, a sword for two flags, directed by Jean Dréville 

1962/ Eva, directed by Joseph Losey and Guidarino Guidi 

1965/ The adventures and loves of Moll Flanders, directed by Terence Young

1966/ Me, I, I ... and others, directed by Alessandro Blasetti

1966/ Other, others ... and we, by Maurizio Arena 

1966/ Fox hunting, by Vittorio De Sica 

1967/ An Italian in America, by Alberto Sordi 

1968/ Big shot at the Neapolitan by Ken Annakin

1968/ Caroline chérie, directed by Denys de La Patellière 

1968/ The man from the Kremlin, directed by Michael Anderson 

1969/ If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium, directed by Mel Stuart

1969/ One out of 13, by Nicholas Gessner and Luciano Lucignani

1971/ Things about Cosa Nostra, by Steno 

1971/ either I don't see, you don't talk, he doesn't hear,, by Mario Camerini 

1971/ Trastevere, by Fausto Tozzi 

1971/ We are all on bail, by Manlio Scarpelli 

1972/ Ettore lo fusto, by Enzo g. Castellari

1972/ The adventures of Pinocchio, by Luigi Comencini (film and tv versions) 

1972/ Grande slalom for a robbery, directed by George Englund 

1973/ History of brothers and de cortelli directed by Mario Amendola 

1973/ The smell of wild beasts, directed by Richard Balducci 

1973/ The Matteotti crime by Florestano Vancini 

1973/ Travels, girl, traveling, you have the musical veins, directed by Pasquale Squitieri 

1974/ Small miracles to Milan, TV film, directed by Jeannot Szwar

1974/ Dracula seeks virgin's blood... and died of thirst!, directed by Paul Morrissey and Antonio Margheriti 

1974/ We loved each other so much, directed by Ettore Scola 

1974/ Around, short film, directed by Manuel De Sica 

T1974/ he hero, telefilm, directed by Manuel De Sica 

 

(Note: many sources it is mentioned a participation of De Sica films Fontana di Trevi by Carlo Campogalliani (1960) and Royal Jelly by Robert Thomas (1964), but the vision of the films the actor does not appear at all.)

 

 

Director Filmography

 

1939/ Rose scarlatte (co-director Giuseppe Amato, also actor) 

1940/ Madeleine, zero in conduct ( even writing dialogues and actor) 

1941/ Theresa Friday ( also screenplay and actor ) 

1942/ A garibaldino at the convent  (also screenplay and actor) 

1943/ The hippocampus of Gian Paolo Rosmino ( supervising Director, not credited ) 

1943/ The children are watching us ( also screenplay )

1944/ The gate of heaven ( also screenplay ) 

1946/ Sciuscià ( producer ) 

1947/ Christmas at Camp 119  by Pietro Francisci ( supervising Director, not credited ) 

1948/ The bicycle thief  ( producer and script too ) 

1949/Tomorrow is too latedirected by Léonide Moguy ( technical advisor to Director, not credited ) 

1950 / Miracle in Milan ( producer and script too ) 

1951/ Mamma mia, what impression! Roberto Savarese directed by almost all sequences, uncredited, producer and script too ) 

1952/ Umberto D. ( Producer )

1953/ Station Terms

1955/ The gold of Naples  ( also screenplay and actor ) (1954) the roof ( producer ) 

1956/ Montecarlodirected byTaylor and Giulio Macchi ( artistic supervision Director ) 

1957/ Bread, Love and Andalusiadirected by Javier Setó (supervising Director) 

1958/ Anna of Brooklyn, directed by  Reginald Denham and Carlo Lastricati (supervising Director) 

1959/ The moralist, directed by  Giorgio Bianchi (Director of many sequences, uncredited) 

1960/ The Ciociara 

1961/ The last judgement (also actor) 

1962/ Boccaccio ' 70, episode The raffle 

1962/ The condemned of Altona 

1963/ The boom 

1963/ Yesterday, today, tomorrow 

1964/ Italian wedding 

1965/ A new world 

1966/ Fox hunting 

1967/ Witches, episode one evening as the other 

1967/ Woman times seven 

1968/ Lovers 

1970/ Sunflowers 

1970/ The garden of finzi-Contini 

1970/ Couples, episode the lion 

1972/ We'll call him Andrea 

1973/ A short break

1974/ The trip 

 

 

Television Director

 

1971/ The referendum on the Constitution, which is the Birth of the Republic on June 2, documentary

1971/ The Knights of Malta, documentary 

 

 

Screenwriting

 

1943/ The Hippocampus, by Gian Paolo Rosmino Writer together with Daisy sweater, Sergio Pugliese, Cesare Zavattini, Adolfo Franci. In the film De Sica also plays the lead role.

1943/ The children are watching us, Vittorio De Sica 

1944/ The gate of heaven, Vittorio De Sica 

1945/ The poor husband, Gaetano Amata, Originally supposed to be directed in 1943 by Mario Soldati and starring Vittorio De Sica, appearing however as a screenwriter.

1948/ Bicycle Thieves, Vittorio De Sica 

1951/ Miracle in Milan, by Vittorio De Sica 

1954/ The gold of Naples, Vittorio De Sica 

 

 

Television appearances

 

1958/ Meet De Sica, by Charles De Reisner, American television 

1959-1960/ The Four Just Men, British television series 

1961/ Vittorio De Sica tells ... by Fernanda Turvani, series of 22 fairy tales he narrated 

 

 

Television documentaries on De Sica

 

1958/ Portrait of actor: Vittorio De Sica, by Zadian Di Giammatteo 

1964/ Vittorio De Sica self-portrait, by Giulio Macchi 

1974/ Vittorio De Sica-Director, actor, man, to Peter Dragadze 

1974/ Vittorio De Sica, the father of neorealism, Michel Random 

1983/ Viva De Sica! by Manuel De Sica 

1991/ Tell me about love Mariù The life and work of Vittorio De Sica, broadcast in seven episodes of Giancarlo Governments  

2009/ Vittorio D., of Annarosa Morri and Mario Canale 

 

 

Filmography

 

Christmas fairy, by Ugo Betti, with Vittorio De Sica, Rina Morelli, Carlo Romano, directed by Anton Giulio Majano 19 January 1948.

 

 

Bibliography

 

Maria Mercader, My life with Vittorio De Sica, editions Mondadori, 1978

EMI De Sica, Letters from the set, editions SugarCo

Luigi Gulia, Michele Ferri, Luciano Lille (a cura di), Vittorio De Sica. Images of life, Written by Maria De Sica, Luigi Gulia, Emi De Sica, Orio Caldiron, Angel with harp and a chronology of Ahmad Farooq, Sora, Centro di Studi Sorani "v. Patriarch", 1984

Luigi Gulia, Cesare Baronio and Vittorio De Sica: two sorani in "Church of the poor" to thermos Antoninianas, in the Ciociaria between writers and filmmakers, editions by Franco Zangrilli, Pesaro, Metauro Edizioni S.r.l., 193-205 2004, pp.

Gualtiero De Santi, Vittorio De Sica, Il Castoro Cinema # 213, editions Il Castoro, 2008, ISBN 978-88-8033-259-6

Giancarlo Governments, Parlami d'amore MariùThe life and work of Vittorio De Sica, editions Nuova Eri, 1991

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