Marty (1955)

DELBERT MANN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1955.  Hecht-Lancaster Productions.  Story and screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .   Music by .  Production Design by ,.  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .   Academy Awards 1955.  Cannes Film Festival 1955.  Golden Globe Awards 1955.  

Ernest Borgnine is excellent in this low-key drama, as a Brooklyn butcher who goes through life expecting very little. His existence mostly revolves around his lonely job followed by coming home to his judgmental mother until a timid schoolteacher (Betsy Blair) shows up and perks up his interests. Paddy Chayefsky’s screenplay is intelligent and Delbert Mann’s direction is decidedly unsentimental.

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