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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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(190 articles)
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Simple, Beautiful and Touching Love Story With Magnificent Performance of the Cast and Sensitive Direction See more (116 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)
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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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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:
Burt Lancaster doesn't appear in the film, but he is in the theatrical trailer as the co-producer who introduces the movie to the audience.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Marty and Clara are walking on the street on Saturday night, a woman approaches a "No Parking" sign, turns and waves to the camera.See more »
Quotes:
Aunt Catherine:So I'm an old garbage bag put in the street, huh?... These are the worst years, I tell you. It's going to happen to you. I'm afraid to look in a mirror. I'm afraid I'm gonna see an old lady with white hair, just like the old ladies in the park with little bundles and black shawls waiting for the coffin...See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Dead End (1985)See more »
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84 out of 93 people found the following review useful.
Simple, Beautiful and Touching Love Story With Magnificent Performance of the Cast and Sensitive Direction, 1 August 2004
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine) is a lonely, insecure and honest thirty-four years old good man, living with his Italian mother, Mrs. Theresa Piletti (Esther Minciotti), and working as a butcher. Angie (Joe Mantell) is his best friend, a very shallow person, and his company to the bars and ballrooms in the evenings, since the ugly and fat Marty is rejected by the girls. His Italian family and friends put pressure on him to get married, but Marty has no girlfriend and lots of difficulties to get close to women. One Saturday night, Marty meets Clara Snyder (Betsy Blair), a twenty-nine single, ugly (obs: `dog', in accordance with the description of Marty's friends in the story, but indeed Betsy Blair was a charming woman, having beautiful eyes and lovely smile and voice) and rejected woman, in a ballroom. Betsy is a teacher in Brooklyn with college degree, and like Marty, is very insecure and has the feeling of rejection by men. They feel attracted by each other and spend a wonderful night together. On the next day, before and after the Sunday Mass, Marty's relatives and friends make jokes with the lack of beauty in Clara. The marvelous open end of the story, uncommon in American movies, is one of the best I have ever seen. This movie is a simple, beautiful and touching love story with magnificent performances of the cast and a sensitive direction. The story and slangs (dog, tomatoes etc.) are dated in 2004, but does not jeopardize the beauty of this delightful romance. `Marty' is the only Best Picture winner (awarded in Picture, Director, Actor and Screenplay and nominated for Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Art-Direction and Cinematography) to also win at the Cannes Film Festival. My vote is nine.

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