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91 min.
United States United States
Paddy Chayefsky
Roy Webb
Joseph LaShelle (B&W)
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United Artists
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Remake
Synopsis / Plot
Marty (Ernest Borgnine) is a 34-year-old butcher whose Italian family is constantly after him to get married. He meets plain-looking schoolteacher Clara (Betsy Blair). They are both lonely, unglamorous people who have resigned themselves to their unloved lives. But they manage, in time, to grope their way to love.
1955: 4 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Director, Actor (Borgnine) and Screenplay
1955: Golden Globes: Best Actor - Drama (Ernest Borgnine)
1955: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) - Best Film
1955: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Borgnine) and Foreign Actress (Blair). 3 Nom.
1955: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1955: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Drama Screenplay
1955: National Board of Review: Best Film and Actor
1955: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Actor (Ernest Borgnine)
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