Not Rated | | Drama
Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.
The title is a Napulitan corruption of the English word "shoe-shiner."
Boy! I've told you enough times not to leave the horse unattended.
Giuseppe Filippucci: But that's not a horse, it's a small table.
Some USA video editions are edited to suppress the full nudity in the shower scene and to minimize the subsequent fist fight between two boys.
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