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Director:
Writer:
Paddy Chayefsky (story)
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Release Date:
10 June 1955 (Belgium) See more »
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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 »
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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)
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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:
Delbert Mann had no idea who to cast in the lead role, so asked his friend Robert Aldrich. Aldrich immediately suggested Ernest Borgnine. Mann was skeptical, as Borgnine was only known for playing heavies, but Aldrich convinced him. Borgnine regularly says that he owes his career to Robert Aldrich.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The amount of Coke in Marty's glass changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Pilletti:[to Catherine] Where you go, rain go. Someday you gonna smile, we gonna have a big holiday.See more »
Soundtrack:
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104 out of 115 people found the following review useful.
One of my all-time favorites, 24 April 2003
Author: MovieMan0283 from New York

I think of this is a great rainy afternoon movie. You're flipping through the channels on one of those great lazy Saturdays...it's summer but it's raining outdoors and you're stuck inside. You come across a classic movie channel (AMC, TCM--take your pick) and pause. What's this? Ernest Borgnine? You always like him, why not stop for a moment and watch. It looks like it's just beginning. "Marty"? Yeah, you've heard of it, vaguely. Won the Oscar or something, but it's been kind of forgotten. So you start watching and before long you're totally enchanted, completely charmed, by the simple story and realistic characters. Who can't sympathize with Borgnine's sensitive butcher, hanging out with his Italian friends and their goofy conversations about Mickey Spillane, all the while pining away with his heart of gold for a girl that his buddies call a "dog"? The conversations have the kind of natural humor and warmth that remind you of the old days hanging out with your pals. As you watch the movie, you find yourself enthralled and you never change the channel, watching it till the end, realizing that you've seen this plot riffed on and spoofed on various TV shows, films, and cartoons over the years. When the movie's done, you're really excited--this is one of those films you discovered on your own and nothing can beat that thrill. Now, this isn't the way I saw "Marty"--I rented it and now own it on DVD--but it's the spirit I get from it. I love the conversation between Marty and his best friend, its street poetry that's entertaining without being false, in the diner as their Friday night lays out ahead of them. I love Marty and Clara's walk, their honesty and his enthusiasm; you worry is he going to far, being too gregarious for the shy Clara? Will it work? I love the preparations for Sunday Mass, the fight between the married couple, and Marty agonizing over standing up his girl while his friends have an amusingly banal and silly conversation in which they keep repeating themselves. It's really just a charming and wonderful film, joyful even in its sad moments. If you don't enjoy it, what can I say, but my recommendation comes completely honest and from the heart. This is one of those personal favorites that also happens to be an underrated classic--but just underrated enough so that the joy of discovering it on a rainy Saturday afternoon remains undiluted.

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