Marty

"Very Good"

Marty Review


Marty is one of cinema's most famous nice guy losers -- and he's possibly the winningest one at the Oscars. Originally an hour-long TV movie, Marty was reimagined by writer Paddy Chayefsky as a feature film about his hero, a butcher (Ernest Borgnine) who still lives with his mother and can't find a woman to save his life. Eventually he finally finds a nice girl (Betsy Blair), but getting around society and the all-seeing eye of ma (Esther Minciotti) isn't so easy. Tragicomic and simple, Marty's celebrated status is rightly earned, but it may be a bit to naive and simplistic for today's hard-bitten audiences.


Marty

Facts and Figures

Run time: 90 mins

In Theaters: Friday 10th June 1955

Budget: 343

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: United Artists, Hecht-Lancaster Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 29

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Marty Piletti, as Clara Snyder, as Mrs. Theresa Piletti, as Aunt Catherine, as Angie, Karen Steele as Virginia, Jerry Paris as Tommy

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