Marty | Chicago Reader

Marty

This 1955 example of kitchen-sink realism about the awakening love life of a Bronx butcher (Ernest Borgnine) and his shy girlfriend (Betsy Blair), directed by Delbert Mann, has never been popular with auteurists, but Paddy Chayevsky's script, adapted from his own TV play, shows his flair for dialogue at its best, and the film manages to be touching, if minor. Borgnine won an Oscar for his part, and he isn't half bad.

Credits

Director:

  • Delbert Mann

Cast:

  • Ernest Borgnine
  • Betsy Blair
  • Joe Mantell
  • Esther Minciotti
  • Augusta Ciolli
  • Karen Steele
  • Jerry Paris
  • Frank Sutton
  • Walter Kelley
  • Robin Morse

Producers:

  • Paddy Chayefsky
  • Harold Hecht

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