Four Ways Out

Four Ways Out (Italian: La città si difende) is a 1951 Italian crime film directed by Pietro Germi and starring Gina Lollobrigida, Renato Baldini and Cosetta Greco.[1] The film won the award for Best Italian Film at the 1951 Venice Film Festival.[2]

Four Ways Out
Italian film poster
Directed byPietro Germi
Produced byEduardo Capolino
Written by
Music byCarlo Rustichelli
CinematographyCarlo Montuori
Edited byRolando Benedetti
Distributed byVariety Films
Release date
  • 12 October 1951 (1951-10-12)
Running time
84 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Carlo Egidi. It was shot at the Cinecittà Studios and on location around Rome.


The four main characters rob a stadium ticket booth during a football match, afterwards dividing the spoils and splitting. The film follows their efforts to evade the police, complicated by the fact they are not professional criminals.



  1. Curti p. 5
  2. "La Città si difende". Allmovie. Retrieved May 15, 2010.


  • Roberto Curti. Italian Crime Filmography, 1968–1980. McFarland, 2013.
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