Oscar Movies: Bicycle Thief, The (1949)

Bicycle Thief, The (1949)

Italy (Vittorio De Sica Productions)

Oscar Nominations: 1

Screenplay: Cesare Zavattini

Oscar Award

“The Bicycle Thief” received a Special Oscar for “Outstanding Foreign Language Film.” An annual competitive Oscar in that area was established in 1956.

The winner of the Screenplay Oscar was Joseph L. Mankiewicz, for “A Letter to Three Women,” which also won Mankiewicz the Best Director Oscar.