America - and the world - fell in love with Marty, the first film to win
both the Best Picture Oscar and the Cannes Film Festival's Golden Palm.
Nominated for a total of eight Academy Awards this timeless classic "is rich
in laugh and tears - a masterpiece of warm-hearted storytelling" (The
"I've been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life," says Marty
Piletti (Ernest Borgnine). Yet, despite all his efforts, this 34-year-old
Bronx butcher remains as shy and uncomfortable around women today as on the
day he was born. So when he meets Clara (Betsy Blair), a lonely
schoolteacher who's just as smitten with him as he is with her, Marty's on
top of the world. But not everyone around him shares Marty's joy. And when
his friends and family continually find fault with Clara, even Marty begins
to question his new found love...until he discovers, in an extraordinary
way, the strength and courage to follow his heart.