In 1955, 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 Palme D'Or. Nominated for a total of eight Academy Awards, writer Paddy Chayefsky's classic is a small wonder of intimate storytelling. "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 newfound love... until he discovers, in an extraordinary way, the strength and courage to follow his heart.
Best Picture Oscar Winner 1955.