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