About the film
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Release Date: April 11, 1955
|Slogan||:||«It's the love story of an unsung hero!»|
|Production Companies||:||United Artists, Hecht-Lancaster Productions|
|Producers||:||Burt Lancaster, Harold Hecht, Paddy Chayefsky, Betty Pagel|
Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.