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)
|Best Actor||Ernest Borgnine||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Joe Mantell||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Betsy Blair||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Edward S. Haworth, Walter Simonds; Set Decoration: Robert Priestley||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Joseph LaShelle||Nominated|
|Best Director||Delbert Mann||Won|
|Best Picture||Harold Hecht, Producer||Won|
|Best Writing||Paddy Chayefsky||Won|
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Mrs. Pilletti: [to Catherine] Where you go, rain go. Someday you gonna smile, we gonna have a big holiday.
Marty Pilletti: Ma, sooner or later, there comes a point in a man's life when he's gotta face some facts. And one fact I gotta face is that, whatever it is that women like, I ain't got it.
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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.
Paddy Chayefsky wrote the play (which originally appeared on television) as a starring vehicle for his friend, actor/director Martin Ritt, even naming the lead character after him. But Ritt had been blacklisted during the McCarthy "Red Scare" era and the network wouldn't allow him to be hired, and the role eventually went to Rod Steiger.
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