runtime = 94 min |
language = English |
amg_id = 1:31612 |
budget = $343,000 (US) |
}}Marty is a low-budget 1955 romance film directed by Delbert Mann, based on a teleplay of the same name by Paddy Chayefsky.An enormous sleeper hit, the film enjoyed national and international success, winning the 1955 Academy Award for Best Picture and becoming only the second American film to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Marty and The Lost Weekend (1945) are the only two films to win both awards.
The film stars Ernest Borgnine as Marty Piletti, a heavy set Italian-American butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother. Unmarried at 34, the good-natured but socially awkward man faces nearly constant assault from family and friends who badger him to get married. Not averse to marriage but disheartened by lack of prospects, Marty has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood.After being importuned by his mother into going to the Bronx's Stardust Ballroom one Saturday