Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.

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  1. Delbert Mann


  2. Paddy Chayefsky


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  1. Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine

    Marty Piletti

  2. Betsy Blair

    Betsy Blair

    Clara Snyder

  3. Esther Minciotti

    Esther Minciotti

    Mrs. Theresa Piletti

  4. Augusta Ciolli

    Augusta Ciolli

    Aunt Catherine

  5. Joe Mantell

    Joe Mantell


  6. Karen Steele

    Karen Steele


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget $343,000.00

Revenue $3,000,000.00

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Release Information

  • April 11, 1955
    NR, Theatrical



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