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470 Ratings


Directed by Delbert Mann
United States, 1955
Drama, Romance


Originally a teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, Marty was nominated for eight Academy Awards (winning for Best Picture) and won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. “I’ve been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life,” says lovelorn Bronx butcher Marty (Ernest Borgnine).

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Marty Directed by Delbert Mann

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1955 | 2 wins including: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

1956 | 4 wins including: Best Picture

1956 | 4 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

National Board of Review

1955 | 3 wins including: Best Film

Critics reviews

The worst that can really be said about Marty is that it’s sentimental, especially during an ending that hinges on a rather abrupt declaration of conviction. Yet there’s also a bittersweetness here that the film’s detractors rarely acknowledge.
June 13, 2013
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