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Year
1955
Runtime
90 min.
Director
Delbert Mann
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
14,367
Checks
3,623
Favs
225
Dislikes
22
Favs/checks
6.2% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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  1. Wise Jake's avatar

    Wise Jake

    Previous poster is in denial and/or confused. I don't know about the rest of you. This is a simple story of love and opportunity, with top notch writing and acting (especially by the lead, Ernest Borgnine). It's clearly written by a cynic (P. Chayefsky, of course), with little sentimentality and little extravagance. As another user here commented, it adds up to more than the sum of its parts. I think this movie is maybe hard for people to understand in the 21st century, as being an simple, moving love story as it might occur to ordinary people. I think people realized its quality more back in the 1950s, because romance in film was obviously unrealistic, and heightened in sentimentality. Since then, films have really blurred the line between these different sorts of love stories, making a film like this seem possibly like its attempting to get laughs, or suffering from naivety or stupidity. This movie doesn't present perfect characters, perfect situations, or manufactured emotions. It's not a perfect film. It's not a fairy tale either - it's a love story. A small-scale, believable, unpretentious love story. One of hope in a world where perfection is a lie. 7 years 4 months ago
  2. Brantastic16's avatar

    Brantastic16

    Marty was a pleasant surprise. It's an incredibly genuine romance that doesn't need melodrama to get its point across. It's simple and sweet. Marty is one of the most likeable characters ever. 7 years 3 months ago
  3. alexbergmans's avatar

    alexbergmans

    This movie is fulla tomatahs! 4 years 2 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #20 in Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
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  2. This movie ranks #24 in National Board of Review - Best Film
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  3. This movie ranks #29 in Academy Award Best Pictures
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  4. This movie ranks #64 in AFI's 100 years...100 passions
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  5. This movie ranks #140 in National Film Registry
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  6. This movie ranks #200 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  7. This movie ranks #205 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  8. This movie ranks #246 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  9. This movie ranks #282 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  10. This movie ranks #545 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  11. This movie ranks #1171 in Doubling the Canon
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