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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: I've been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life.


Aunt Catherine: College girls are one step from the street, I tell you. My son Joseph wife, she type on the typewriter - one step from the street!


Marty Pilletti: All my brothers and brothers-in-laws tell me what a good-hearted guy I am. You don't get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough, you become a professor of pain.


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Facts about

The first American film to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Marty drinks Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.
Delbert Mann had no idea who to cast in the lead role, so asked his friend Robert Aldrich. Aldrich immediately suggested Ernest Borgnine. Mann was skeptical, as Borgnine was only known for playing heavies, but Aldrich convinced him. Borgnine regularly says that he owes his career to Robert Aldrich.
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