IMDb > Marty (1955)
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Marty (1955) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 24 | slideshow) Videos
Marty -- Ernest Borgnine won a Best Actor Oscar for his role as a Bronx butcher who gives up on love -- until he meets an equally lonely school teacher in this charming story that garnered a total of four Oscars including Best Picture.


User Rating:
7.7/10   14,478 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Paddy Chayefsky (story)
View company contact information for Marty on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
10 June 1955 (Belgium) See more »
EVERYBODY'S RAVING ABOUT "MARTY" . . . The year's BIG entertainment surprise a warm and human story with characters you'll love and remember! See more »
A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love, meet at a dance and fall in love. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won 4 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
the most honest characters I've ever seen.... See more (125 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Esther Minciotti ... Mrs. Piletti
Augusta Ciolli ... Aunt Catherine

Joe Mantell ... Angie

Karen Steele ... Virginia

Jerry Paris ... Tommy

Betsy Blair ... Clara

Ernest Borgnine ... Marty Piletti
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Bell ... Mr. Snyder (uncredited)
Joe Bell ... Bit Role (uncredited)
John Beradino ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
Nick Brkich ... Bachelor (uncredited)
Marvin Bryan ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Charles Cane ... Lou - Bartender (uncredited)

Paddy Chayefsky ... Leo (uncredited)
John Dennis ... Andy (uncredited)
Steven Hecht ... Six-Year-Old Boy (uncredited)
Paul Hoffman ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
Walter Kelley ... The Kid (uncredited)
Doris Kemper ... Bit Role (uncredited)
John Milford ... (uncredited)
Silvio Minciotti ... Butcher (uncredited)
Robin Morse ... Joe (uncredited)
Kathleen Mulqueen ... Irish Lady Talking in Bar (uncredited)
George Nardelli ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Jerry Orbach ... Ballroom Extra (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Clark Ross ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Glenn Strange ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Frank Sutton ... Ralph (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Churchgoer Extra (uncredited)
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. Rosari (uncredited)
Alan Wells ... Jerry (uncredited)

Directed by
Delbert Mann 
Writing credits
Paddy Chayefsky (story and screenplay by)

Produced by
Paddy Chayefsky .... associate producer
Harold Hecht .... producer
Burt Lancaster .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle (photography)
Art Direction by
Ted Haworth (art direction) (as Edward S. Haworth)
Walter M. Simonds (art direction) (as Walter Simonds)
Set Decoration by
Robert Priestley 
Costume Design by
Norma Koch  (as Norma)
Makeup Department
Agnes Flanagan .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup (as Robert Schiffer)
Rudolph Liszt .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Helmick .... assistant director
Mark Sandrich Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert G. Carlisle .... effects editor (as Robert Carlisle)
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound recordist (as Roger Heman)
John K. Kean .... sound recordist (as John Kean)
Casting Department
Betty Pagel .... casting supervision
Editorial Department
Alan Crosland Jr. .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
George Bassman .... composer: additional music
Robert G. Carlisle .... music editor (as Robert Carlisle)
Crew verified as complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min | 94 min (alternate version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #17297) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

The first American film to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. However it was not the first American film to win the Cannes Film Festival's award for the festival's best picture. Since its inception, the film festival called its highest prize the "Grand Prix du Festival International du Film." However, following the 1954 ceremony, the festival's board of directors voted to change the award's name and design to a golden palm, the Palme d'Or. Previous American-produced films had won the festival's highest honor, but this film was the first American film, and indeed the first film ever, to win the newly conceived Palme d'Or at the 1955 festival.See more »
Continuity: The amount of Coke in Marty's glass changes between shots.See more »
Marty Pilletti:All my brothers and brothers-in-laws tell me what a good-hearted guy I am. You don't get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough, you become a professor of pain.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Only Connect: Episode #11.7" (2015)See more »
MartySee more »


How does the movie end?
Is 'Marty' based on a book?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
See more »
23 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
the most honest characters I've ever seen...., 8 October 2001
Author: tripper0 from Canada

'Marty' is a movie that can be summed up simply in three words. It's very honest. Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair play the two main characters, Marty and Clara. The bulk of the movie takes place over one night, the night Marty and Clara meet. Everything is really that simple. The thing that is great is that neither of the characters is anything but human. They are flawed, they are insecure, and they are awkward around each other and don't know how to act in certain situations. The chemistry between Blair and Borgnine is absolutely beautiful. They give us a relationship that is real. There are moments in the movie, that I won't give away, that are almost hard to watch and its hard not to feel sympathy. At the same time, its hard not to relate to the characters on some level. They are human, they are flawed, and its beautiful to watch, yet sad at the same time. I was surprised by the charm of the movie and I recommend it to anyone. 8.5 out of 10.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (125 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Marty (1955)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Favorite Happy and Sad Scene? Possible Spoilers!!! The_Jerk
TV Version jbmartin-2
Missing Scene harrycallahan18
Did you think Angie was gay? glasshull
I don't get it.... topsail33-1
? missing scene lizerooh
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne In Her Shoes Cousin Bette Giant Saving Face
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.