Vittorio De Sica (July 7 1901 - November 13 1974) was an Italian neorealist director and actor.
In 1933 he founded his own company with his wife Giuditta Rissone and Sergio Tofano. The company performed mostly light comedies, but they also staged plays by Beaumarchais, and worked with famous directors like Luchino Visconti.
His meeting with Cesare Zavattini was a very important event: they wrote together some of the most celebrated films of the neorealistic age, like SciusciÓ (Shoeshine) and Ladri di biciclette (The Bicycle Thief).
- Gli uomini che mascalzoni (1932)
- Il signor Max (1937)
- Rose scarlatte (1939)
- Grandi magazzini (1939)
- Maddalena, zero in condotta (1940)
- Teresa Venerdý (1941)
- I bambini ci guardano (The Children Are Watching Us) (1942)
- SciusciÓ (Shoeshine) (1946)
- Ladri di biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) (1948)
- Miracolo a Milano (Miracle in Milan) (1951)
- Umberto D (1952)
- L'oro di Napoli (The Gold of Naples) (1954)
- La Ciociara (Two Women) (1961)
- Ieri, oggi e domani (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) (1963)
- Matrimonio all'italiana (Marriage Italian-Style) (1964)
- Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini (The Garden of the Finzi-Continis) (1970)