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Marty (1955)

US 90m, B&W
Director: Delbert Mann; Cast: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Joe Mantell, Karen Steele, Jerry Paris

Adapted from a 1953 live television drama of the same name, Marty is a beautiful and intimate story about a kindhearted but socially awkward 34-year-old guy who is pressured by his family to find a nice girl and settle down. With little hope of ever meeting someone, Marty happens upon Clara – a lonely school teacher who is his female equivalent – also resigned to a life without love. Despite his almost immediate attraction to Clara, Marty must deal with his pals, who urge him to look for a more attractive gal. Borgnine’s performance is heartfelt, as he struggles to come to terms with his good fortune and the possibility that he may indeed have a happy life with Clara (Klaus Ming May 2011).

3 comments on “Marty (1955)

  1. movie guy steve
    05/24/2011

    This is another movie in the large collection of those that surprised the hell out of me. Who knew I’d really like this little domestic drama?

    • Klaus
      05/25/2011

      Same here. I’d known of this film for years, but never bothered to watch it.

  2. joem18b
    05/26/2011

    and Borgnine is still working. what a career.

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