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Marty(1955)

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Trivia

  • A Moscow screening of the film during a 1959 cultural-exchange program made it the first U.S. feature seen in the U.S.S.R. since World War II.
  • This is the remake of a 1953 TV movie of the same name, with Rod Steiger in the title role.
  • At 91 minutes long, this has the shortest running time of any film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
  • It is to date (2003) the only picture to win both the Best Picture Oscar and the Cannes Palme d'Or.
  • The only time in film history that the producers spent more on a film's award campaign ($400,000) than they did on making the movie ($343,000).

Contributions

  • Padiwan2 (2007-12-05)

    Source: not available

    Burt Lancaster suggested to Ernest Borgnine to go for the part of MARTY. Not only did he listen to Burt, but his performance got him the Academy Award for Best Actor.

  • Holz (2009-02-02)

    Source: not available

    Ernest Borgnine was only paid $5,000 to perform in this picture. Burt Lancaster (Hecht-Lancaster Productions) had intended this film to lose money for tax purposes.

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