Luci del varietà (Variety Lights) | 1950
(co-directed with Alberto Lattuada with starring roles for both of their wives)
Fellini begins a lifelong pattern of setting his stories among show business folk. While later he'll create backstage stories of circus sideshows, orchestras, TV and movies, this film shows his fondness for down-and-out vaudeville performers. Also contains the first in a long line of great Fellini scenes taking place on trains.