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571 Ratings



Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Italy, 1946


Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience takes a devastating toll on their friendship.

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Shoeshine Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1948 | Winner: Honorary Award

1948 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

National Board of Review

1947 | Winner: Top Ten Films

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1947 | 2nd place: Best Foreign Language Film

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