The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse: Season 5, Episode 23

Marty (24 May 1953)
"The Philco Television Playhouse" Marty (original title)

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Marty Pilletti is a 34 year-old butcher who lives with his mother. His brothers and sisters are all married and his dear mother - along with several other of her friends - is always asking ... See full summary »

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Marty Pilletti is a 34 year-old butcher who lives with his mother. His brothers and sisters are all married and his dear mother - along with several other of her friends - is always asking him why he doesn't find a nice girl and get married. The truth is Marty is lonely and would like nothing better. He has very low self-esteem however and admits to his mother that he's ugly and no one wants him. He's tired of going to the Saturday night dance with his buddies and then going home more depressed than he was when the evening started. At one of those dances he meets Clara. They have a great deal in common but Marty will have to overcome peer pressure if he and Clara are to have a relationship. Written by garykmcd

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Marty
6 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

This is reportedly the best of Criterion's "Golden Age of Television" (and one of the best of 1950's television in general). I don't think I can avoid comparing it to the later film version, also directed by Delbert Mann. What I preferred about this version was the tight running time. There's a lot less fat, especially regarding the secondary characters. However, what's missing is the development of the connection between Marty and Clara. Here we don't really get a feel that these two care for each other at all except as a barrier against future loneliness. It seems to reinforce the idea that single, desperate people should "settle" for the first willing partner to come along. And this apparently goes against popular opinion, but I really prefer Borgnine's performance over Steiger's. Steiger may be a bit more realistic and introverted, but Borgnine is far more enjoyable and interesting. I dunno, I get feeling this movie is praised mainly for what it did in its time and its medium, but doesn't really hold up well against its filmic counterpart.


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