Marty

Marty

DVD - 2001
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Marty is the story of a 34-year-old Bronx butcher who fears that he will never find love, but at a Saturday night dance he meets a girl with similar fears.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2001
ISBN: 9780792850120
0792850122
Branch Call Number: DVD MAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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ThomasJWhiting
Nov 23, 2016

GOOD 1954 b/w romantic film - poignant, but (for me) a bit slow. The interaction of all of the Borgnine character's friends, and especially the older women, was interesting, perhaps more than the lead couple (again, for me).

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organic69
Jun 20, 2016

Great old movie. As a not beautiful person, I can appreciate this film. Ugly people deserve happiness too. He almost listened to "peer pressure" and almost lost a chance at true love.

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uzebdrumz
Aug 08, 2015

Marty is a film about loneliness, the social pressure of marriage, & the contemplations of what to do with leisure time other than smoking & drinking.

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lsprague
Oct 04, 2014

A cute rom-com-style movie. Ernest Borgnine playing against type was impressively sensitive. It wouldn't make my top lists but it was decently entertaining.

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garycornell
Aug 20, 2014

"Marty" is a pretty amazing movie. It would be the only time that Ernest Borgnine would star in a movie. His performance won him in 1955 the Best Actor Oscar at the Academy Awards. Once I saw the picture I knew why he won over people like Spencer Tracy and James Cagney. He simply is great in Marty. It is one of the best male performances by a lead actor in film history. I feel so fortunate that KCLS has 4 copies of such an outstanding film.

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Monolith
Oct 02, 2012

Absolutely heartwarming, genuine story of real people, with real heartache. No plastic Pitts and Jolies here. Best Picture Oscar, and deservedly so. The late, great Mr. Borgnine (Best Actor Oscar) was outstanding. Really beautiful film. Loved it. FIVE STARS.

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sdelao
Oct 02, 2012

A GREAT film with the wonderful, inimitable, hugely talented actor Ernest Borgnine. Recommend HIGHLY.

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docjnsuss
May 02, 2011

What do you wanna do, I dunno, what do you wanna do? Classic line from this classic film. Ernest won a Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Marty, a bachelor butcher in the Bronx. Obviously Ernest used his acting chops besides cutting chops in this film.

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Monolith
Oct 02, 2012

Angie: "Whattya wanna do tonight?" Marty Pilletti: "I dunno, Angie. Whatta you wanna do?"

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Monolith
Oct 02, 2012

Marty Pilletti: "Ma, sooner or later, there comes a point in a man's life when he's gotta face some facts. And one fact I gotta face is that whatever it is that women like, I ain't got it."

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Monolith
Oct 02, 2012

Marty Pilletti (to Clara): "All my brothers and brothers-in-laws tell me what a good-hearted guy I am. You don't get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough, you become a professor of pain."

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Monolith
Oct 02, 2012

Aunt Catherine: "College girls are one step from the street, I tell you. My son Joseph's wife, she type on the typewriter. One step from the street!"

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Monolith
Oct 02, 2012

Mrs. Pilletti (to Catherine): "Where YOU go -- RAIN go. Someday you gonna smile, we gonna have a big holiday."

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Monolith
Oct 02, 2012

Marty Pilletti (to Angie): "You don't like her! My mother don't like her! She's a dog and I'm a fat ugly man. Well, all I know is I had a good time last night! I'm gonna have a good time tonight! If we have enough good times together, I'm gonna get down on my knees, I'm gonna BEG that girl to marry me! If we make a party on New Year's, I got a date for that party. You don't like her? THAT'S TOO BAD."

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