Marty (Thinpak)

Starring: Betsy Blair & Ernest Borgnine Director: Delbert Mann
Marty (Thinpak)
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DVD Features:

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Languages: English, French, & Spanish
  • Subtitles: French & Spanish
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
    • Dolby Digital Mono - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1955 - Best Actor: Ernest Borgnine
Academy Awards 1955 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Paddy Chayefsky
Academy Awards 1955 - Best Director: Delbert Mann
Academy Awards 1955 - Best Picture
Cannes 1955 - Palme d'Or

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America -and the world- fell in love with Marty, the first film to win both the Best Picture Oscar and the Cannes Film Festival's Golden Palm. Nominated for a total of eight Academy Awards, this timeless classic "is rich in laughs and tears - a masterpiece of warm-hearted storytelling" (The Hollywood Reporter).

"I've been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life," says Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine). Yet, despite his efforts, this 34-year old Bronx butcher remains as shy and uncomfortable around women today as on the day he was born. So when he meets Clara (Betsy Blair), a lonely schoolteacher who's just as smitten with him as he is with her, Marty's on top of the world. But not everyone around him shares Marty's joy. And when his friends and family continually find fault with Clara, even Marty begins to question his newfound love...until he discovers, in an extraordinary way, the strength and courage to follow his heart.

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Delbert Mann's big-screen remake of Paddy Chayefsky's 1953 teleplay, one of the most successful works of film's Golden Age, stars Ernest Borgnine as Bronx butcher, Marty Piletti. A good-natured man, if plain and overweight, the 34-year-old bachelor has become fed up with the dreariness of life with vacant, dead-end friends like Angie (Joe Mantell), omnipresent relatives like his cousin Tommy (Jerry Paris), and his nagging mother, Theresa (Esther Minciotti), with whom he shares a house. Often rejected by women, he feels that he is too unattractive to marry, and is far from eager to endure further humiliation. Still, Marty finds himself at a local dance hall, where he angrily refuses a man who offers him a few bucks to take home a blind date who has turned out to be a dog. The butcher seeks out the humiliated woman, Clara (Betsy Blair), who's in tears, and after he comforts her, they return to the dance. As Marty confesses similar experiences of his own to Clara, he realizes that he may have found the woman he's been looking for. Influenced by neo-realist masterpieces like UMBERTO D, Chayefsky's poignant, brilliantly observed kitchen-sink drama remains as persuasive as ever, as it explores the universal need to give and receive love.

Plot Synopsis:

Oscar-winning drama about two socially inept introverts who eventually find love with each other. For Marty, one of the two outcasts, falling in love brings the realization that life is more meaningful and exciting than he had ever believed possible.


Production Notes:

  • MARTY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1994.
  • This film is a remake of 1953 television movie, starring Rod Steiger, and also directed by Delbert Mann. Mann made his film directing debut with this film.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 64,052
  • UPC: 027616862921
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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