When it comes to Italian neorealist movies, the only
movie that rivals De Sica's Umberto D. in the tear-jerk department is Federico
Fellini's heartbreaking La Strada (1954).
Fellini's wife Giulietta Masina plays Gelsomina, a simple, pure-hearted girl
devoted to the brutish circus strong man Zampano (Anthony Quinn), who bought
her from her impoverished family to assist in his act.