About

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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Directed by

Delbert Mann

Written by

Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay)

Runtime

90 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

EVERYBODY'S RAVING ABOUT

Cast

Keywords

marriage love teacher butcher overbearing mother italian american crying dance hall old maid

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#64 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Paddy Chayefsky

Oscar for Best Picture

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Oscar for Best Director