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.
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"Such an incredibly sweet and endearing movie of a lonely man looking for love, matched by an equally sweet and heartfelt performance by Ernest Borgnine. Really pleasantly surprised that a performance like this won the Oscar for Best Actor (and the film likewise for winning Best Picture). "
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