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Shots of Rome in De Sica’s Umberto D.

Early in the film, a desperate Umberto finds a stranger willing to buy his watch.

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This is right by Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy


Heading home, he is walking at

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Passeggiata di Ripetta, Rome, Italy

He later bumps into his friend Battistini who ignores his cry for help

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At Piazza della Minerva, Rome, Italy


At the end of his rope, Umberto can’t bring himself to beg for money, so he has his dog doing the trick in front of the

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Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Italy

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Special Request

Back in October, one of you followers suggested that I include a cult film to this site. At the time it was a rather complicated situation because I had never seen it. Of course, it would have been a bother as a cinephile to go through the trouble of researching the locations for a movie I’d never seen: I made a point to see it as fast as I could, in spite of my busy schedule. That cult classic is The Warriors, released in 1979.

The visitor was also kind enough to send pictures he took himself of some locations for the movie. Many thanks to you, Velibor Glisin, and at last, it’s done!

At Last, Who to Trust?

Public sources revealing information about locations where movies were filmed are often misleading, and in some rare instances, unreliable. Off the top of my head, I remember a couple of sources claiming that the nighttime scene with the youths in Borat had been filmed in Atlanta. Extensive search from me proved this claim to be totally false, it was actually Dallas, TX.

I’m bringing up the subject because I’ve just done work on Little Children‘s filming locations, and available information told me Providence, RI and Boston, MA were in the movie, but after finding a hundred percent of the film’s shooting spots, I can now accurately say that it was rubbish. It was 90% New York and 10% New Jersey!

A Blurry Disappointment

One of the most popular film locations of all-time is indubitably the McCallister home from the Home Alone series. The expensive home from Winnetka, Illinois (it has been actually sold for almost 1.6 million dollars in 2012), has now been blurred on Google Street View, most likely a request from the present owners of the house.

I noticed this quite recently, as the house was perceptible when I first started publishing the locations for the Home Alone movies. Sad news.  

One, Two, Three’s Coca Cola Building in Berlin

After his smash hit The Apartment (which won five Oscars), Billy Wilder went to Germany to film his next picture, One, Two, Three featuring James Cagney as an executive for Coca Cola. Here’s the Coca Cola building back then:

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… and now, at Hildburghauser Straße 224, Berlin, Germany


As you can see, the building is now sadly, although still there, in a terrible shape. Doesn’t look like it has been of any use recently.