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Marty Overview:

Marty (1955) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Delbert Mann and produced by Harold Hecht, Burt Lancaster and Paddy Chayefsky.

Marty was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1994.

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorErnest BorgnineWon
Best Supporting ActorJoe MantellNominated
Best Supporting ActressBetsy BlairNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Edward S. Haworth, Walter Simonds; Set Decoration: Robert PriestleyNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph LaShelleNominated
Best DirectorDelbert MannWon
Best PictureHarold Hecht, ProducerWon
Best WritingPaddy ChayefskyWon
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BlogHub Articles:

Overlooked Gems: The Adventures of Spin and Marty (1955)

By Lesley Coffin on Aug 30, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

In the transition from summer to fall, freedom to school, I wanted to take a closer look at some images of childhood and teenage life we don’t know of.  While the two I’ve picked aren’t “films” I thought for an example of an “overlooked gem,” the four hour D... Read full article


Marty Piletti: Classic Movie Characters with Kickass Confidence

By Annmarie Gatti on Jul 1, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Marty Piletti in Marty, played by Ernest Borgnine (Academy Award for Best Actor) There are certain movies that I love to watch over and over. Marty is one of them. Marty is the story of a sweet, but socially-awkward man whose family is constantly hounding him to get married. A 34-year-old butcher fr... Read full article


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Quotes from

Marty Pilletti: All right, so I'll go to the Stardust Ballroom. I'll put on a blue suit, and I'll go. And you know what I'm gonna get for my trouble? Heartache. A big night of heartache.


Angie: What do you wanna do tonight?
Marty Pilletti: I dunno, Angie. What do you wanna do?


Mrs. Pilletti: [to Catherine] Where you go, rain go. Someday you gonna smile, we gonna have a big holiday.


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Facts about

Paddy Chayefsky: The character of Leo, who appears in the back of the car when Marty is approached by his friends to make up the pair for the "odd squirrel" they have with them. According to Delbert Mann, Chayefsky (who was once a moderately renowned stage actor) was recruited for the very visually obscured part solely to save the time and money of hiring an extra. According to Chayefsky, for his three lines he was required to rejoin the actor's union, which required dues of $140. He recalled the role as paying about $67.
It was rumored that producers Harold Hecht and Burt Lancaster financed the movie as a tax-write off, believing the picture would lose money.
First Best Picture Oscar winner to have been based on a TV program (Marty)
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Inducted 1994
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