Overall Rank: 663
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 60
Theatrical Release Date: 07/15/1955
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Delbert Mann
Actors: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Jerry Paris, Esther Minciotti, Joe Mantell, Karen Steele
Plot: A buthcer's family's son is an unglamerous man who is being pushed to be married by his family when he meets a non looker as they both try to creep into true love and the feelings that go along with it.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/28/2019
A humble little movie that delivers without being bolstered by unnecessary complexity. It's short, simple, and to the point.
Indyfreak - wrote on 02/24/2016
The little movie that could. In a decade marked by bible epics, historical dramas, film noir, and Hitchcockian thrillers, who would have thought that by the middle of the 1950s, that a sweet love story starring Ernest Borgnine as the romantic lead would wind up winning Best Picture? Marty is a gentle butcher who meets a nice girl at a dance hall and reaches a connection with her because they've both been stood up, have big dreams, and suffer from social awkwardness. It's a short feature, only 90 minutes, and moves at a good pace. It's easy to root for Marty because he's written as the underdog but it becomes engaging because Ernest Borgnine is so likable as Marty.
Alaine - wrote on 12/13/2011
If this doesn't pull at your heart there is something wrong with you. Get help, you're living out of tune. Outstanding film with a familiar theme. Should we try for happiness or stay trapped and only yearn for it?
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/01/2013
A film that centers on Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine) who cannot find any luck with women. Marty meets a girl named Clara (Betsy Blair), a school teacher, after being rejected. He becomes comfortable with her and bond. Ralph, a friend of Mary's, offers him a girl who is "money in the bank" but he refuses to prevent hurting the feelings of Clara. Tommy doesn't get along with his wife and does favors for his mother. Screenplay was smart with lines: "Don't be so afraid." "Where did it all go...Time goes on boy." "Everybody's gone crazy." "Sooner or later there comes a point in a man's life when he's got to face some facts." Downside was some scenes where they speak so slowly, so scripted and somewhat silly in a way (scene where Marty craves for a kiss). Poor baby was crying from …
Sploich - wrote on 03/06/2011
I'm a pretty big fan of romance films, but most of them are either too full of love that they become weighted down in ham or they have no love and are really hard to sit through. What's interesting about this film, Marty, is that it is not a love story, but rather a like story. It isn't often that you get to see the natural progression of a relationship in film, but Marty knows exactly how it's done.
The movie is about a butcher, aptly named Marty, in his mid-30s who is constantly being told that he needs to get married. He doesn't have very high self-esteem but it's not that he hasn't tried to find somebody. One night while at a club he happens upon a woman in virtually the same predicament as himself and decides to keep her company for the night. The film centers on the two and …
Ichabod Crane - wrote on 07/27/2009
A very nice film that involves a lot of sadness and happiness. Properly atmospheric with all the supporting characters feeling very real. Ernest Borgnine is great as Marty who has romantic problems. Th story is very effective and keeps you watching throughout. The only thing I did not like about it was Betsy Blair she just did not give a very good performance, but almost everyone else was great and the movie is great.
Oscar Win Best Actor Ernest Borgnine 5/5- Borgnine is great in this. He perfectly plays the complicated character of Marty in every scene in the film. He never strikes a false note and is completely believable the whole time and shows a range you might not expect from him.
Oscar nominee best supporting actor Joe Mantell 1/5- Mantell is not bad or anything but there …
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