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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 18 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Proof That a Picture Doesn't Need SPFX - It needs great Actors 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:
Esther Minciotti (Mrs. Piletti), Augusta Ciolli (Aunt Catherine), and Joe Mantell (Angie) all repeat their roles from the television version of "The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse: Marty (#5.23)" (1953).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The amount of Coke in Marty's glass changes between shots.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:
Spoofed in A Merry Mix-up (1957)See more »
Soundtrack:
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40 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Proof That a Picture Doesn't Need SPFX - It needs great Actors, 3 June 2002
Author: StarCastle99 from Las Vegas, NV

Okay, so I'm in the Business. I don't believe this movie could get made today except as an art house film. Its beauty lies in its simplicity. Starting with a terrific script by Chayefskey (arguably one of the five best playrights of the 20th century), this movie eschews every that's big about motion pictures for a story about Everman who didn't have a date on Saturday night. Rod Steiger first performed the role on television. It won a number of Emmys. "Opened up" for the silver screen, it retains the intimacy of its characters. Ernest Borgnine has probably been in 100 movies, but this was his shining moment. He breathes live into the hapless Bronx Butcher whose soul longs for love. When he gives his "I'm gonna get down on my knees..." speech, the tears begin to flow. Why? Because in our heart of hearts, each of us feels the need for love and self validation. Marty doesn't need special effects or action sequences. Marty is in a class by itself. Had it never been made we would have all missed an opportunity to look inside ourselves. Maybe in this day and age, with all our CGI and Virtual Reality, we need another Marty, to remind us who we really are.

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