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Shoeshine (1946)

Not Rated
87 min | Drama

Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.
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Sergio Amidei (story) (screenplay) | Adolfo Franci (story) (screenplay) | Cesare Giulio Viola (story) (as Cesare G. Viola) (screenplay) (as Cesare G. Viola) | Cesare Zavattini (story) (screenplay)
Niccolò Lazzari (as Nicolò Lazzari)
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Release date
Aug 26, 1947 (United States)


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Franco Interlenghi
Pasquale Maggi Pasquale Maggi   See fewer
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Rinaldo Smordoni
Giuseppe Filippucci Giuseppe Filippucci   See fewer
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Annielo Mele
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Bruno Ortensi
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Emilio Cigoli
Staffera Staffera   See fewer
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Pacifico Astrologo
Vittorio (uncredited) Vittorio (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maria Campi
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Antonio Carlino
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Angelo D'Amico
Siciliano (uncredited) Siciliano (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francesco De Nicola
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Enrico De Silva
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Claudio Ermelli
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Antonio Lo Nigro
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Antonio Nicotra
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Anna Pedoni
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Gino Saltamerenda
Il panza (uncredited) Il panza (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irene Smordoni
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Peppino Spadaro
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Mario Volpicelli
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Ratings Breakdown

8 / 10 | 5,832 votes