2 Aug 2011

"Marty" and the Search for Beauty

I came into the house Sunday afternoon after digging in the garden and my husband had the movie "Marty" on the TV. I'd never seen it before, but he's seen it dozens of times. I sat down and watched with him.

This gem tells a simple story about regular people. A 34-year-old bachelor named Marty Pilletti is hounded by his friends, his family, even the customers in the butcher shop where he works in the Bronx about why he is still single. It won the 1955 Academy Award for Best Picture and the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

It's not that Marty doesn't want to marry. But Marty, who lives with his widowed Italian mother, has had no luck even in dating.

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1 comment:

  1. Ernest Borgnine what a wonderful actor,A year later in" A catered Affair" he played Bette davis Husband father of the bride to be Debbie Reynolds, written by the same author.

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