(out of 5)
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.
Directed by Delbert Mann
Story and screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky
Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle
Produced by Harold Hecht
Music by Roy Webb
Costume Design by Norma Koch
Film Editing by Alan Crosland Jr.