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Marty (1955)

Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | 10 June 1955 (Belgium)
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A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other.

Director:

Delbert Mann

Writers:

Paddy Chayefsky (story), Paddy Chayefsky (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ernest Borgnine ... Marty Piletti
Betsy Blair ... Clara Snyder
Esther Minciotti Esther Minciotti ... Mrs. Teresa Piletti
Augusta Ciolli Augusta Ciolli ... Aunt Catherine
Joe Mantell ... Angie
Karen Steele ... Virginia
Jerry Paris ... Tommy
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Storyline

Stuck as the last of six children at home with an overbearing Italian mother, the only child still unmarried, 34 year old socially awkward Bronx butcher Marty faces middle age with no prospects of marriage, and he faces permanent bachelorhood. But when he is goaded by his mother into going to the Stardust Ballroom one Saturday night, Marty unexpectedly meets Clara, a lonely teacher. Suddenly, Marty's future seems bright. Written by trivwhiz

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1955 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Марти See more »

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Budget:

$343,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The street scene behind the opening credits is Arthur Avenue at 187th Street in The Bronx, in front of the City of New York's old Arthur Avenue Retail Market under a billboard sign for Knickerbocker Beer, an actual New York City brand, brewed by the Ruppert Brewing Company, the family business of Colonel Jacob Ruppert, owner of the New York Yankees from 1915 to 1939, also known as the Bronx Bombers, which is where the film is set. See more »

Goofs

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

Marty Pilletti: I've been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life.
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Marty
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Paddy Chayefsky (uncredited)
Played during the opening credits and throughout the picture
Sung by male voices during the closing cast credits
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Like being in 1954 New York for about 29 hours
16 August 2007 | by brianjm06See all my reviews

Excellent movie! It starts out on a Saturday afternoon and goes into Sunday evening, in that brief time bringing us into the lives of these people in very deep and moving ways. It is very touching to see what can happen when people have a selfish heart or a caring heart. Have seen this picture 5 times now and it stays with me for days each time. Great way to see how we have choices, whether we realize them or not. We see how we all have our own things going on in our lives, our own agendas. We all impact others, and are impacted by others. Maybe we don't want to or think we do, but see how we do. These situations and characters are very easy to relate to. Shows how we could hurt or do anything we want to if we really want it and if our heart is in the wrong or the right place.


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