The first single-volume study of "Bicycle Thieves" provides an illuminating re-appraisal of this classic film. This is the first single-volume study of "Bicycle Thieves", published in the popular and successful "BFI Film Classics" series. The film consistently appears in critics' and filmmakers' top tens of the best films ever made. It is published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the film's release in November 1948. It provides first full production history of the film. It is heavily illustrated with images from the film.Robert S.C. Gordon's illuminating study offers a critical re-appraisal of this classic film, which tells the moving story of one man and his son, as they search the streets of post-war Rome for a stolen bicycle. Gordon traces the film's planning and production history and the dynamic geography, geometry and sociology of the film that resulted.