• Marty (1955)


Release Date: May 21st, 1955

DVD Release Date: June 19th, 2001

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

This acclaimed romantic drama follows the life of Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine), a stout bachelor butcher who lives with his mother (Esther Minciotti) in the Bronx. Always unlucky in love, Marty reluctantly goes out to a ballroom one night and meets a nice teacher named Clara (Betsy Blair). Though Marty and Clara hit it off, his relatives discourage him from pursuing the relationship, and he must decide between his family's approval or a shot at finding romance.

Cast: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Joe Mantell, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli, Karen Steele, Jerry Paris, Frank Sutton

Director: Delbert Mann

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Heartwarming, 1950s, Charming, New York City, Love, Mother, Endearing


Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956)
Winner Actor
Winner Directing
Winner Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Winner Best Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Writing (Screenplay)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama