Marty (1955)

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A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other.

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  • Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair in Marty (1955)
  • Ernest Borgnine in Marty (1955)
  • Ernest Borgnine and Joe Mantell in Marty (1955)
  • Ernest Borgnine and Esther Minciotti in Marty (1955)
  • Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair in Marty (1955)
  • Ernest Borgnine in Marty (1955)

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Trivia

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.


Quotes

Marty Pilletti: Listen Angie, I been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life. I'm 34 years old. I'm just tired of looking, that's all. I like to find a girl. Everybody's always telling me get married, get married, get married. Don't you think I wanna get...


Goofs

When Marty and his mother are getting ready for Mass, Marty drinks a glass of water and his mother has some coffee. In an observant Catholic household, it would have been forbidden to have anything to eat or drink before Mass.


Alternate Versions

When Marty drops off Clara at her home after their evening out, there is an additional 5-minute sequence where she visits her parents in their bedroom and discusses her date with Marty (included in the CBS FOX VHS and the 2014 Kino Lorber releases, but deleted from the MGM Vintage Classics VHS and DVD).


Soundtracks

Marty
Music by
Harry Warren
Lyrics by Paddy Chayefsky (uncredited)
Played during the opening credits and throughout the picture
Sung by male voices during the closing cast credits

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | Romance

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