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Writer:
Paddy Chayefsky (story)
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Release Date:
10 June 1955 (Belgium) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
Won 4 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Sweet little movie See more (118 total) »

Cast

  (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)

Jerry Orbach ... Ballroom Extra (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)
 
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Runtime:
90 min | 94 min (alternate version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
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

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Trivia:
First Best Picture Oscar winner to have been based on a TV program ("The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse: Marty (#5.23)" (1953))See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: When Marty and Clara step onto the bus, the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the bus as it pulls away.See more »
Quotes:
Aunt Catherine:College girls are one step from the street, I tell you. My son Joseph wife, she type on the typewriter - one step from the street!See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
MartySee more »

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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Sweet little movie, 25 February 2002
Author: Boyo-2

Every one in awhile, a small movie cleans up at the Oscars. It seems to happen about once a decade. This might be the first, though.

Ernest Borgnine is the title character. He is a butcher who is unmarried, Catholic, Italian and lives in New York where it would never occur to anyone to mind their own business. Everyone who buys a pork chop gives him grief over his bachlerhood, and that extends to his Mother, too. He is a sweet guy - loans money to his friends, is polite to strangers and considerate to his family. He is a little lonely and frustrated and doesn't have much to do.

One night in a dance hall a stranger offers him $5 to take a girl home, since the guy doesn't want to have anything to do with this particular girl. Marty is amazed at the rudeness so to not humiliate the girl any more than she has to be, and since he's alone anyway..they meet and dance and have a very nice night. He is very nervous and has a lot to say and sometimes rambles on a little. Not the worse crime in the world.

There is a small subplot over Marty's Aunt moving in with Marty and his Mom since she does not get along with her daughter-in-law. I suppose this is to show that even if you are married, life still hands out problems. And if you get to live long enough to be considered 'old', that sometimes you are uprooted and unwanted and a bit of a burden to your family.

Borgnine is terrific and won Best Actor over pretty tough competition. Joe Mandell as Angie, Marty's best friend, and Betsy Blair as Clara, who is the girl he meets, were also nominated.

This material was originally a television 'play' starring Rod Steiger as Marty and Nancy Marchand as Clara. I bet it was good. 8/10.

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