Bicycle Thief (1948)

  • Film: Ladri di Biciclette (known in the U.S. as "The Bicycle Thief") (1948)
    Year poster printed: 1955 (theatrical re-release in Italy)
    Country: Italy
    Exact Size: 55" x 78"

    This is an original Italian two-panel movie poster from 1955 for The Bicycle Thief starring Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda, and Vittorio Antonucci. Vittorio De Sica directed the classic film which was released in the United States in 1949 as The Bicycle Thief. The title of the film literally translates as Bicycle Thieves.

    Referred to in Italy as a 4 Fogli, the poster was printed in two sections that overlap and measures 55” x 78”. The poster is in in very good condition. There is very slight darkening on parts of the folds and a few tiny tears in parts of the folds and in the borders. The poster was folded at the time of printing. Most folds flatten out nicely for framing and are often desirable for vintage, collectible movie posters.

    Please look closely at the photo (this is the exact poster you are buying and not a stock photo). The small black circles in the corners are magnets to hold the poster down and are not any defect or part of the poster.

    This rare and collectible poster, printed in 1955 to promote an Italian re-release of The Bicycle Thief, is not a reproduction or a reprint.

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