Once upon a time an old woman discovers a baby in her cabbage patch. She brings up the child and, when she dies, the boy, Toto, enters an orphanage. Toto leaves the orphanage a happy young man, and looks for work in post-war Milan. He ends up with the homeless and organizes them to build a shanty town in a vacant lot. The squatters discover oil in the land and Toto sees a vision of the old woman who gives him a magic dove that will grant him anything he wishes.

  1. Vittorio De Sica

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Cesare Zavattini

    Novel, Screenplay

  3. Adolfo Franci


  4. Suso Cecchi d'Amico


  5. Mario Chiari


Top Billed Cast

  1. Emma Gramatica

    Emma Gramatica

    La vecchia Lolotta

  2. Francesco Golisano

    Francesco Golisano


  3. Paolo Stoppa


  4. Guglielmo Barnabò

    Guglielmo Barnabò


  5. Brunella Bovo


Full Cast & Crew

Miracle in Milan
Miracle in Milan


Original Title Miracolo a Milano

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 17, 1951
    Theatrical (limited)


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -



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