Marty [VHS]
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Originally broadcast as a 50-minute drama on Philco Television Playhouse in 1953, Marty ensured Paddy Chayefsky's status as one of the greatest writers of television's golden age. When Chayefsky, director Delbert Mann, and actor Ernest Borgnine reunited for this 90-minute film version, the play had been polished with extra scenes, further perfecting Chayefsky's timeless study of loneliness and heartbreak. And the film, in which Borgnine excels as the single, 35-year-old "fat and ugly" butcher Marty Pilletti, received well-deserved Oscars? for Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Screenplay. Although Chayefsky's central theme is the pain of being unwanted (as felt by Marty himself as well as his elderly Aunt Catherine, who's become a burden to her married daughter), the film is never somber or depressing, and achieves a rare quality of honesty, humor, and hopefulness without resorting to artifice or sentiment.

Marty's just about given up on love when he meets plain-looking Clara (Betsy Blair), a 29-year-old teacher who's endured similar cycles of rejection. Much of Marty explores the simple decency of these characters, their admirable qualities and mutual connection, and the slow escalation of self-esteem that will hold them together. Marty is a supremely compassionate film, but it's also an entertaining one, trimmed (like a good butcher's meat) of any dramatic fat. And although Blair (who earned an Oscar nomination) is superb in her role, it's worth noting that she's more conventionally "attractive" than Nancy Marchand (late of The Sopranos), who played Clara with arguably greater authenticity in the original 1953 telecast. --Jeff Shannon

Customer Reviews:

  • Still has its quiet power, after 50 years...
    "Marty" came out when I was ten, and still too young to think about dating, but this tale of how unattractive but decent people hooked up in '50's big city America still resonates with those of us who are not photogenic, slim, or sexy. Everything about this film is dated except for the fears of rejection and the hopes for love that the main characters display in every word, movement, or silence. This is a world in which to "date" did not mean to sleep with, and in which being Italian or Polish or Catholic or Protestant was one of the most important things about a person. It was also a world in which the opinions of one's parents and grandparents and extended family were powerful when it comes to choosing a life partner. Dating has certainly changed in the past half-century, but shyness and insecurity are still with many of us. People under the age of 50 may find "Marty" boring, but if they want to know how different "finding a mate" was for their grandparents' generation, this film will show them that, along with some powerful acting and crisp screenwriting....more info
  • There's a little Marty in all of us, whether you like it or not...
    This is a potent, moving, powerful film about loneliness, sadness, love, and just wanted to have someone to share your life with. Enest Borgnine (who won a well deserved Oscar for his performance) plays Marty, a butcher living in the Bronx who lives with his mother and has no girlfriend. He's grown tired of the singles' scene, because he's become a "professor of pain", as he puts it, constantly being rejected by women. He goes reluctantly to a dance hall, where he meets someone who he has a rapport with for once. This film is a deeply humanistic, caring work, showing Marty in a sympathetic light. This film probably wouldn't be made today, as a smug, soulless filmmaker would mock Marty and treat him like a loser. He isn't a loser. Everyone's been where Marty's been, it's just no one ever freely admits it (especially today). The film reminds me of Brief Encounter, David Lean's masterpiece, on how modern audiences would howl in laughter at the protagonists in that film, and the ones here. The films haven't dated, it's just the people have gone into a smug detachment, mocking anyone who dares to be human and caring. Sure, there are a few dated things (it's shot in NYC in the 1950's, and obviously NYC doesn't look like that today). Paddy Chafvesky and Delbert Mann have crafted a really moving work here, one that still resonates today. ...more info
  • New DVD version of Marty incomplete!
    I just noticed that a scene is missing from the DVD that was in my previous VHS version. The scene that I am refering to is right after Marty takes Clara home there is a short scene where she tells her parents about her date and how happy she is. This scene lasted about a minute or two. I don't know what's wrong with MGM lately. They forgot to include the original subtitles in "Spinal Tap" they butchered half the "Bond" films with either missing scenes or non existent subtitles and now this. I think we as consumers deserve better than this. We've had to endure MGM's blunders for far too long. Let them know that you're not satisified at all with the quality of their DVD's....more info
  • Best Of The Classics
    This movie classic, is a fabulous movie. The story represents a common dilemma faced by 1st generation young people whose parents are immigrants.
    Here is this sensitive, kind-hearted fellow, Marty, a butcher, who just wants to meet a nice girl and get married. Nobody really wants him to be happy and have his own life, especially his mother, and his aunt. These two actors play their character parts perfectly, just like real "battle-axes" from the "old country," etc. They gossip and try to ruin his relationship with a nice girl he has just met. It is hilarious and entertaining and very true to life. I love watching this movie over and over....more info
  • Life in the Big City
    The film begins on a busy city street. People walk around wearing the casual dress of the day. The meat prices date this film. The conversation tells about their culture. Marty should be ashamed, all his younger brothers and sisters are married with children. No one seems worried about jobs or tuition costs. What to do on a Saturday night? "What do you feel like doing tonight?" [Could the movies of that time tell what those boys wanted to do?] Unmarried children lived at home until marriage. People mostly walked in those days. People had problems with in-laws. [Has that changed?] Where can a bachelor meet girls? [No mention of churches or relatives to make matches.] A butcher could own his own store, no problems with large corporations. [Ever see a skinny butcher?]

    The Starlight Ballroom is a place to meet prospective spouses, not one-night stands. [What about local neighborhoods? In some places people find mates in high schools.] Do their conversations seem real or comic? Do appearances count more than character? Then or now, a mother-in-law can be a problem for a young couple. Caterina's speech tells about her personality. "These are the worst days of my life." There's nothing like a cheerful personality in a home. Marty's voluble speech betrays his nervousness, and his pleasure. An elevated train runs in the background. People are afraid of being lonely, away from familiar surroundings. Note the cobblestone pavement.

    Marty discussed his plans with Clara. "Go ahead and buy the butcher shop." Marty has plans to meet the competition from chain stores. Angie searches for Marty. "That's a sad story." Is Marty the kindest man Carla ever met? What about New Year's Eve? Does what they teach in the university work in the real world? Carla tells her parents about her decision. Catarina's departure results in problems for Tommy and Virginia. [There is humor in the conversations.] The boys talk about Mickey Spillane's novels as if they were real life. There is more humor in their conversations. People watch Ed Sullivan on Sunday night. Then Marty decides to take action in his own best interest, and not listen to the advice from strangers. The ending is open ended, as if to provide for a sequel or a TV series. But it never happened. The film mentions relatives who have moved away, but not their replacements.

    This low-budget movie was a surprise hit. It dealt with the world of the average person and did not smirk or patronize. This was a change from the politics of the time that avoided films about ordinary Americans. But no film dealt with the life of people in rural America.
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  • Marty
    Written by the vastly talented Paddy Chayefsky, who'd go on to script "Network" two decades later, "Marty" is a sweet, perceptive film about two lost souls who finally find each other. Borgnine, a skilled character actor and supporting player, won the Best Actor Oscar in 1955 over several more photogenic leading men, and the film itself--a playhouse gem from television's golden age--won for Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay. A unique and irresistible film romance....more info
  • Great classic!
    What a great classic movie to watch. Ernest Borgnine and the entire cast were fabulous. A must see! They don't make movies like this anymore....more info
  • MISSING A KEY SCENE
    FIVE STARS for the movie ONE STAR for this DVD because it is MISSING THE KEY SCENE when Clara talks to her parents in their bedroom after Marty drops her off. The DVD cuts from Clara putting her key in the door to Marty walking to the bus stop. Why the scene is cut I haven't a clue....more info
  • bronx butcher serves up slice of life
    the great screenwriter paddy chayefsky came to prominence with this movie about a night in the life of a lonely 35ish butcher from the bronx. ernest borgnine had the role of his career, reflecting a man wrestling with his loneliness in the face of expectations of himself and from others, with strong supporting work from the rest of the cast. the movie falls short of greatness because its ending scenes are a bit too pat, but that doesnt detract from its overall impact as an american take on italian post-ww2 movies.
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  • Moving, Yet Simple Story
    MARTY is as revelant today as it was in 1955, when the film was originally released. Based on a brilliant teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, that aired as an episode of the "Philco Television Playhouse" in 1953, MARTY is the type of story in which almost anyone can relate.

    On the surface, MARTY seems to be merely a sweet little story about a lonely man named Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine) who all but has given up on love. However, beyond its sweet exterior, the film reveals how cruel and shallow people can be. An excellent example is an early scene in which Clara (Betsy Blair) appears at a night club. She's fixed up on a blind date with a man that looks like a younger version of Richard Nixon or Bob Dole. What he does to her is vicious.

    The later scenes involving Marty and Clara ring so true in their simplicity. Although fully clothed and with sexuality tame by modern standards the main characters are emotionally naked. You really feel like you are eavesdropping on real people and not watching a movie.

    Chayefsky, who also wrote the feature length film, wisely added a series of subplots to add depth and texture to the story. One involves rising tensions between Marty's cousin (Jerry Paris), his wife and his mother that all live under the same roof. Another involves Marty's business aspirations.

    The result is a multi-layered film that also has a powerful emotional kick. It's hard not to be emotionally moved by this film. MARTY is straight forward filmmaking at its best....more info

  • Best Picture of 1955
    I knew very little about "Marty" when I bought it for my Academy Award Best Picture DVD collection. I was very pleasantly surprised by a wonderful performance by Ernest Borgnine, and actor whom I have admired for a long time. He plays a very gentle, kind butcher, unlike some of his other tough guy roles in "From Here To Eternity" and "The Wild Bunch." The movie is only 90 minutes long, and it is a very simple story about how Marty meets a girl. It is very character driven, and I found myself identifying a lot with the prinicipal characters. Frank Sutton (Sgt. Carter from "Gomer Pyle") plays a small part in this movie.

    The only complaint I have is that MGM didn't put a whole lot into this DVD. There wasn't even a program notes sheet in the DVD case....more info

  • an awesome sleeper
    this film was a giant of "sleeper" films. a quiet little film with a simple little message but crashed through and was given the oscar in the top 4 categories.

    when i first saw Marty years ago, i didn't expect much. i videotaped it at the same time, only because i was trying to collect as many "BEST PICTURE" winners as possible. i figured a love story couldn't be that great. i was consummately wrong. it is definitely one of the greats of all motion picture history.

    as for the DVD. the picture was sharp and clear, but some artifacts were present. the sound was good too. but one reservation about this DVD is it was released in the "vintage classics" series. i have noticed in that series, all the DVDs are packaged very similarly. the same bland label on the discs, the same basic type of box layout, and almost nothing in special features offered. but inspite of that, i still give it 5 stars....more info

  • A real favorite
    I'm only weighing in here to wonder about the missing scene that is mentioned by a couple of reviewers. I love this movie, and I have seen it numerous times on TV starting in the 70s and have never seen the missing scene with Clara and her parents. Now my mouth is watering to see it. Is it for real? What happens in the scene? Please tell us....more info
  • Marty Lover
    I love this movie and the DVD and the packaging were in excellent condition. I will have many enjoyable moments. Thanks!!...more info
  • Great film but incomplete DVD
    Poignant story of "average" people and the profound changes in their lives: loneliness, widowhood, fear, frustration, boredom, shyness. All in the Bronx!

    Wonderful film that deserves its awards.

    One problem: the DVD is missing a scene! This is yet another example of sloppiness on the part of the studio who released the film not doing its homework to make sure the complete film is there. The film is complete on the video and laserdisc but not on the DVD.

    It is the same with Star!, The Owl and the Pussycat, and countless other films.

    Shame.
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  • good film
    Good film... but I knew that before ordering it. Paddy Chayefsky was a great screenwriter....more info
  • Touching Film With Timeless Performances!
    In it's essence 'Marty' is a character-driven movie, it wouldn't of worked so well of Ernest Borgine didn't deliver the stellar performance that he did. It is also a story that many people can identify with, the story of the ugly duckling, but set in the Bronx. The multi-layered screenplay presents us with entertaining dialogue, but it is also more real, less 'Hollywoodized' without any snappy dialogue or catchy phrases. There is also a secondary, more beautiful under-story about soul-mates, the idea that physical beauty is not that important and that people who have things in common are more likely to live a happy relationship. But the thing that makes 'Marty' special, other than the timeless story, is Ernest Borgine's timeless performance as the lonely butcher with a heart of gold, he creates a unique character than anyone can sympathize with, his performance is the basic thing that keeps the movie going. While not an American Classic, and to tell the truth it feels a little dated, it is an irresistible movie that leaves you feeling good about yourself. Extras: this is the first film to win The Oscar for Best Picture and the Palm D'Or at Cannes for Best Film. From a scale of 1-10 I give this film a 7!...more info
  • My Favorite Movie
    I love this movie. I sent it to my son-in-law, because lately he has been thinking that it would be fun to be single. It's a great study of emotion, love, Italian/American culture, and working class New Yorkers. Great acting....more info
  • We're all "ugly little men"
    Heartwarming. That is the only word I can use to describe this film. It speaks to all of our insecurities and fears (after all, even "beautiful" people feel inferior in some way), and also to the trap of valuing and following other's opinions and where that untimately leads - to our own downfall.

    I have never been a huge Ernest Bornine fan, but he really is excellent in this part, as is all the supporting cast.

    Tired of trashy, violent, empty movies overrun by special effects, mundane musical scores and sex as "filler"? Try Marty, you won't be sorry. Better yet buy it so you can watch it again and again....more info

  • ONE OF THE GREAT AMERICAN ROMANCES
    Marty is not only one of the great American films of the 20th Century, but the greatest American romance ever made. It's a shame they don't make em' like this anymore.

    Marty Piletti is a 34-year-old Bronx Butcher who lives with his mother. He's a sweet natured guy with a good heart, stocky build and not so perfect looks. He's feeling pressure from customers, friends and family to get married. All of his brothers and sisters are married and they want him to get married. Unfortunately poor Marty has met up with so much rejection and humiliation he's become resigned to never finding that special someone. But at the goading (nagging) of his mother he and a friend Angie, head down to the Stardust Ballroom on Saturday night. There Marty meets Clara, a plain Jane 29-year-old science teacher who has been unceremoniously dumped by her date. Marty comforts Clara and asks her to dance. As, they walk around the neighborhood discussing their hopes and dreams we learn how beautiful these two people are on the inside. Over the course of a night this man who seemed so hopeless starts to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Sunday morning, Marty is buzzing over the chance for romance. As he starts to see opportunity for growth in his relationship with Clara, his family and friends insecurities grow over the changes in their own lives. This is the brilliant plot twist in Chayefsky's screenplay- everyone wants Marty to marry-so he can be just as miserable as they are! Marty is under pressure to not call or see Clara again, and spends a whole day debating his options. While spending another Sunday night with the fellas, he realizes that misery loves company and he has an opportunity at something better. The movie ends when he wakes up and makes the call to Clara and takes his own happiness into his own hands.

    This is a great film; it deserved every Oscar it got and more, it's one of the best pictures the American Cinema has ever produced. Period. Within Chayefsky's simple character study of a South Bronx Butcher is a deep multileveled examination of love and the human condition. On the surface it looks like Marty's family and friends are interested in his happiness by pressuring him to get married. But the irony is that they want him to conform and be like them- Miserable and dissatisfied with their own lives. They secretly want to take away Marty's happiness! Clara the educated woman represents independence and self-control, things Marty desires in his own life. While Marty represents courage, drive and character to Clara, something she desires in her own life. Both inspire each other to make the changes in their lives to find happiness and self-actualization. I love this movie!

    Production values are amazing on this movie. Filming on location works to great advantage for Director Delbert Mann. As a lifelong resident of the South Bronx, it was a delight to take a trip through time and see places I go to shop and hang out on the weekends like Webster Avenue and Fordham Road looked like over 50 years ago. Now I know what older people talk about when they say the Bronx was beautiful back in the day. The lights on the streets reminded me of Times Square.

    Paddy Chayefsky's Oscar Winning screenplay is a work of art. Plain and simple it is brilliant. Every line has a purpose; every action has a reason for being there. The dialogue feels real, the storyline tighter than a drum It is the work of a master of his craft at the height of his prime.

    The acting here is some of the best I have ever seen. Ernest Borgnine is powerful as Marty. He brings warmth, humanity and love and compassion to the character. You see every part of this man's inner torment and his daily struggles onscreen. He deserved his Oscar for best actor. Betsy is beautiful as the dowdy schoolteacher Clara. She has great chemistry with Borgnine and brings out the inner beauty of her homely character. Joe Mantell is great as Marty's buddy Angie. He felt just like a neighborhood guy from that era. Esther Minciotti Augusta Ciolli give powerful performances as Marty's Mom and His bitter old aunt. The scene where the two middle-aged women sit in the house contemplating their lonely futures is one of the best scenes in the movie; don't miss it!

    Marty is a top five Shawn James essential video. YOU MUST BUY THIS ONE FOR YOUR DVD COLLECTION!
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  • Artistically poor - but quite irresistible!
    What "captures" me most about this film is that the situations, dialogue, and dialect so totally capture the New York City Italian-American community of the era. The sensitive, humorous, and stable Marty seems quite a "catch", unattractive though he is, but he has filled the occasional Italian role of the one who ends up supporting Mama. Unforgettable scenes that left me howling at the combination of the dialect and innocence include when Marty reassures his date that his mother adored his father (who was a very ugly man) - Marty's telling Clara about his brother's wedding reception(adding, in true butcher fashion, how much the meat was a pound) - and such sentences as "oh, he's a nice guy, this guy." Dialogue between Marty's mother and his miserable Aunt Catherine are also classics of the "genre." This video is a perfect gift for anyone of Marty's era ... or who had a father who sounded exactly like Marty and friends. I watch it yearly and laugh in affectionate recognition....more info
  • Perhaps the best true-to-real-life romance on film.
    This review is for the 2001 MGM DVD.

    Ernest Borgnine stars as Marty Piletti, a 34 year old marginally overweight bachelor who has no shortage of male friends but has yet to meet Mrs. Right. He still lives at home with his mother who keeps brow beating him into finding a nice girl and getting married. Marty has gotten so tired of the singles hangouts that he seems to be giving up any hope of getting married. Finally, he decides to go to the Stardust ballroom with one of his pals and his fate changes when he meets a plain looking girl named Clara Snyder (Betsy Blair). This sets up the rest of the film for a very memorable evening between Marty and Clara.

    The movie is a no-frills production filmed in black and white in various parts of the Bronx in the mid-1950's with very plain, and at the time, mostly unheard of actors. The movie is a radical departure from typical Hollywood romances where the men are strong, witty and handsome, while the women are beautiful and charming, while both are usually impeccably dressed and typically members of high society. This movie doesn't have any of that and is enormously effective as it shows an honest depiction of how true romance is in real life. I thoroughly enjoyed this film and highly recommend it.

    The DVD quality was just OK due to intermittent tiny specs of film deterioration throughout the movie plus a few scenes didn't have that sharp, digitally restored look to them. The sound is fine and the only bonus is a trailer hosted by Burt Lancaster.


    Movie: A

    DVD Quality: B- ...more info
  • Great Movie!
    "Marty" is absolutely one of the best films ever made. It not only shows the reality of the main character's situation, but it also shows the cultural realm where he lived. I had Italian grandparents, and this portrayal is very real! Ernest Borgnine shines in this story, and I'm impressed with his acting every time I watch it.
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  • Betsy Blair Was No `Dog'
    Two things were puzzling to me about this film: 1 - Why Betsy Blair's looks were constantly insulted in this film; 2 - How it won Best Picture Of the Year. Don't misunderstand: I like this movie.

    Blair was a good actress and very appealing. The fact she is described as a "dog" in this movie is ridiculous. The truth is, she was a very pretty (yes, in a plain way), wholesomely attractive woman. Hey, a lot of men, including me, would love to have a "dog" like that next to us.

    Outside of that unfair description, the movie is filled with believable characters in a story that makes you reflect. Ernest Borgnine does very well in his touching role. His looks fit the part in here perfectly.

    Was it worthy of the Academy's "Picture Of the Year?" Well, that's very debatable, but it's a pleasant enough film and the kind, frankly, I wish I would see more often. I'm glad I kept my VHS because of all the bad things I've read here about the DVD.
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  • Pure and Simple...
    This is definately one of my favorite movies; a real little gem of a story told simply and directly. No car chases, no dirty jokes, no technicolor; just the pure and simple human drama of every day American life. The characters are so lovable that you won't mind repeated viewings. In my case, they actually remind me of people from my own neighborhood and family. This movie can also be considered an historical 1950s American cultural and media artifact. ...more info
  • STILL RELEVANT! AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!
    At least 25 years have passed since I last watched this film and it is still relevant. I did not marry until my late 30's which was my choice, but I remember hanging around with my friends trying to figure out what to do each night. This film rings true in many ways for me and Ernest Borgnine does an excellent job in the title role. I have read other reviews stating there is a missing scene,but it has been so long I can't remember anything missing. It didn't seem to ruin the story,but I am not in favor of incomplete film releases especially something as important as this film! No matter,it is still a great movie with excellent characters and story....more info
  • A story with heart and soul
    This has been one of my favorite films for years, and my admiration for it only increases on repeat viewings. It's a plain film about plain people. The story goes beyond the surface of gloss and superficial beauty to the heart beating underneath. Ernest Borgnine gives the finest performance of his career as the lonely butcher, Marty Pilletti. It is one of the most multi-layered performances in the history of film. We see Marty as he appears on the surface, then Mr. Borgnine peels away layer after layer, like an onion, revealing the real Marty deep inside. He calls himself "a fat, ugly man" but he has the most beautiful heart in the world. The supporting cast is first rate, especially Betsy Blair as the plain-jane Clara Snyder. The film explores so many issues, how people can ruin another person's happiness, how ideas and perceptions can change everything in a person's life. I cannot imagine this film being made today. Whenever they try to make films about "plain people" they end up trying to make Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino look plain. It just doesn't work. This is a film of beauty, heart and soul, and I've never seen it equaled, and certainly never exceeded....more info
  • Cliche: Beauty is Not Skin Deep
    I would trade my handsome, 6'3" tall husband with a nasty selfish disposition for a guy like Marty anyday! I would rather have a heavy-set, not-so-attractive man with a good heart and kind soul who would treat me like a lady, than a man who only thinks of himself, belittles everyone around him and who thinks he is God's gift to women and acts like it. If something would ever happen to my husband, or if we would split up, I would pray to God every night for Him to send me a "Marty"....more info
  • Not To Be Missed
    Marty is a gorgeously-written character study that explores such themes as loneliness, aging, and peer-pressure with a touching and deft wit.

    Ernest Borgnine plays the title character, and his poignant-but-never-maudlin performance, a major departure from his usual hard-boiled roles, is nothing short of miraculous. Betsey Blair plays the "spinster schoolteacher" who meets Marty one evening after being dumped by her blind date.

    The dialogue is simply marvelous, especially Marty's observation on the making of the nice guy: "You don't get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough; you get to be a real professor of pain."

    The secondary characters, including Marty's jealous best friend, Angie, and his aging Italian-Widow mother, whose desire to see Marty married segues into fear about what that will mean for her, provide just the right amount of tension in the story, and contribute beautifully to the film's main themes.

    Anyone who has suffered from well-meaning family and friends who constantly ask the unanswerable, "When are you going to get married?" will appreciate this warm and genuine story about two lonely people who manage to find each other....more info
  • So real I felt I knew these characters personally
    Starring Ernest Borgnine, this 1955 film adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's original television drama won four academy awards. Filmed it black and white, it is a character study of an awkward Italian-American Bronx butcher in his thirties who would like get married but has trouble meeting women. It's a simple story but it is so real that I felt I knew Marty personally. I felt his struggle to make a phone call to ask for a date only to get a brush off. I saw his annoyance and embarrassment when his customers all scolded him for not being married. I sensed his boredom and frustration of another Saturday night hanging out with his buddies in a futile quest for something interesting to do.

    There's real drama here and it's not just Marty who has problems. There are his young married cousins who are feeling the frustrations of living in a cramped apartment with their baby and widowed mother. There is Marty's mother who is afraid of living her own old age alone. There are his buddies who are as equally bored as Marty. But most of all, there is the wallflower schoolteacher, played by Betsy Blair, who is just a mite to pretty for the role. When Marty meets her at a dance where she has just been dumped by a blind date, he finds they have a lot in common and they both enjoy the evening immensely.

    In spite of the film being made more than 46 years ago, it was still fresh and real. Paddy Chayefsky was a master with dialog. For example there is the exchange between Marty and his friend Angie. "Hey Marty, what do you feel like doing tonight?" "I don't know Angie. What do you feel like doing?" These lines get repeated a few times. And the audience just "gets it". Another famous line is when Marty says to the young woman who has just been crying on his shoulder. "Hey, you're not as much of a dog as you think you are."

    This film is about people. It's about family and love and simple things in life. The acting was so real that I forgot they were actors. I loved it and give it one of my highest recommendations. See it if you can....more info