Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 29, 2014
- Originally Released: 1955
- Label: Lorber Films (Kino)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Ernest Borgnine & Betsy Blair|
|Performer:||Joe De Santis, Joe Mantell, Esther Minciotti, Karen Steele, Jerry Paris, Frank Sutton, Walter Kelley, Robin Morse & Augusta Ciolli|
|Directed by||Delbert Mann|
|Edited by||Alan Crosland, Jr.|
|Screenwriting by||Paddy Chayefsky|
|Composition by||Roy Webb|
|Story by||Paddy Chayefsky|
|Produced by||Harold Hecht|
|Director of Photography:||Joseph LaShelle|
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
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.
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.
Classic | Romance | Tear Jerker | Love Story | Self-Discovery | Recommended | Character Study | Theatrical Release | Love | Essential Cinema
- 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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