Marty (1955) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Delbert Mann and produced by Harold Hecht, Burt Lancaster and Paddy Chayefsky.
This icon of the '50s was first seen as Paddy Chayefsky's teleplay for Goodyear Playhouse two years earlier. Borgnine, in an Oscar-winning performance, plays a lonely Bronx butcher who discovers that, even though he doesn't look like Tyrone Power, he can still find love. Produced at the same time when Hollywood was fighting television with wide-screen formats and stereophonic sound, Marty's naturalistic dialogue and modest humanistic story were revolutionary in their own quiet way.
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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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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!
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Marty drinks Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.
This is the remake of a 1953 TV movie of the same name, with Rod Steiger in the title role.
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