Rent Marty (1955)

3.8 of 5 from 115 ratings
1h 26min
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Synopsis:
"I've been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life", says Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine). Yet, despite all his efforts, this 34-year-old Bronx butcher remains as shy and uncomfortable around women today as on the day he was born. So when he meets Clara (Betsy Blair), a lonely schoolteacher who's just as smitten with him as he is with her, Marty's on top of the world. But not everyone around him shares Marty's joy. And when his friends and family continually find fault with Clara, even Marty begins to question his newfound love... until he discovers, in an extraordinary way, the strength and courage to follow his heart.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Harold Hecht, Burt Lancaster
Writers:
Paddy Chayefsky
Others:
Harold Hecht, Joseph LaShelle, Robert Priestley, Edward S. Haworth, Walter Simonds
Studio:
MGM
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Awards:

1956 BAFTA Best Foreign Actor

1956 BAFTA Best Foreign Actress

1956 Oscar Best Director

1956 Oscar Best Actor

1956 Oscar Best Screen Play

1956 Oscar Best Picture

1955 Cannes Palme d'Or

BBFC:
Release Date:
03/02/2003
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, French, German Hard of Hearing, Italian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Original theatrical trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/04/2018
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Marty (1953) - The original teleplay broadcast on NBC in 1953, also directed by Delbert Mann and starring Rod Steiger in the title role
  • A new video interview with film scholar Neil Sinyard
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Archival interviews with Delbert Mann and the cast of the original teleplay (Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand and Betsy Palmer)

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Reviews (2) of Marty

Super-Marty - Marty review by AM

Spoiler Alert
19/05/2020

This is a great little film. Simple story where nobody gets punched in the nose, about a simple everyday guy - and a nice guy. Very underrated little film, and Borgnine deserving Best Actor Oscar as the title character in this movie. Top Banana!

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

What a find! - Marty review by JK

Spoiler Alert
09/04/2021

This film is absolutely charming in every way.  Ernest Borgnine well deserved his Oscar for a beautifully underplayed but utterly convincing 'Ugly Duckling' who feels he's never going to progress in the romance stakes.  Betsy Blair, too, is so subtle in her portrayal of the 'dowdy' school mistress who also just wants to be appreciated for attributes other than her looks.

  It's easy to see where Disney got the 'Four Crows' dialogue from in the original Jungle Book animation:  "What d'you wanna do?"  "I don't know.  What do you wanna do?" etc. etc.

What adds to the delight is that nobody gets shot, there's no blood, graphic sex, or women sounding like they are on helium and saying "Oh My God" every other sentence.

 Mama and Auntie have conversations that real Mama's and their sisters have - in fact all the characters are three (as opposed to two) dimensional.

 Finally - get a load of that Tiffany-style light in Mama's dining room - It's fabulous! 

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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