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Director:
Writers:
Paddy Chayefsky (screenplay)
Paddy Chayefsky (based on his play)
Contact:
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Release Date:
20 May 1959 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
For every girl who was ever involved with an older man!
Plot:
A widowed businessman becomes obsessed with one of his employees, the divorcée Betty Preisser. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Stark human drama in the "Marty" vein See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Fredric March ... Jerry Kingsley

Kim Novak ... Betty Preisser
Glenda Farrell ... Mrs. Mueller

Albert Dekker ... Walter Lockman

Martin Balsam ... Jack

Lee Grant ... Marilyn

Lee Philips ... George Preisser
Edith Meiser ... Evelyn Kingsley

Joan Copeland ... Lillian
Betty Walker ... Rosalind Neiman, the widow
Lou Gilbert ... Sherman
Rudy Bond ... Gould
Effie Afton ... Mrs. Herbert, the neighbor
Jan Norris ... Alice Mueller
David Ford ... Paul Kingsley
Audrey Peters ... Elizabeth Kingsley
Dora Weissman ... Lucy Lockman
Lee Richardson ... Joey Lockman
Anna Berger ... Caroline
Alfred Leberfeld ... Ellman
Nelson Olmsted ... Erskine
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Matthews ... Mickey Hilliard (uncredited)

Directed by
Delbert Mann 
 
Writing credits
Paddy Chayefsky (screenplay)

Paddy Chayefsky (based on his play)

Produced by
George Justin .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Bassman 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph C. Brun 
 
Film Editing by
Carl Lerner 
 
Casting by
Everett Chambers 
 
Production Design by
Leo Kerz 
 
Art Direction by
Ted Haworth  (as Edward S. Haworth)
 
Set Decoration by
Jack Wright Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
Frank L. Thompson 
 
Makeup Department
George Newman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Steve Bono .... production manager (as Stephen Bono)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles H. Maguire .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Richard Gramaglia .... sound
Dick Vorisek .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Flo Transfield .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
George Bassman .... conductor
 
Other crew
Everett Chambers .... dialogue director
Marguerite James .... script supervisor
Lionel Kaplan .... technical advisor
Joshua Logan .... stage director
Irving Temaner .... production coordinator
 

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Runtime:
118 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #19293) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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Trivia:
David Ford's feature film debut.See more »
Quotes:
Jerry Kingsley:Listen, sonny boy. Love, no matter how shabby it may seem, is still a beautiful thing. Everything else is nothing.See more »
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29 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Stark human drama in the "Marty" vein, 30 July 2006
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky adapted his own play about an elderly workaholic (Fredric March, in a stupendous performance) who reaches out to a beautiful woman half his age...but she's got problems of her own, beginning with her shaky self-confidence. Their sometimes-rocky, sometimes-tender courtship provides the basis for this lovely film. As the sad beauty, Kim Novak has seldom been better (it's amazing that professional critics at the time failed to see the growth in Novak as an actress here, focusing all their attention on March, who indeed is terrific). Great N.Y.C. locations, fine support from the always-reliable Lee Grant. Well worth-seeing. *** from **** (Relatively forgotten for years, the movie made its DVD debut August 2010 as part of a Novak collection.)

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