Movies Don’t Get Sadder Than ‘Umberto D.’

The joy is derived from realizing it’s only a movie

Carlo Battisti, a non-professional actor, stars with a dog played by Napoleone, who actually was a professional actor, in the 1952 Vittorio De Sica film “Umberto D.” Photo courtesy of Janus Films

Todd Hill is a former journalist with 30 years of experience, much of it in film criticism, who misses neither journalism nor the film beat.

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