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Marty (1955)

He's been looking for a girl every night of his life -- for the last 34 years.

Overall A-

A thirty-four year old bachelor with a stocky frame and ugly mug, Marty (Ernest Borgnine) knows despite his gentle and conscientious demeanor, he is utterly lacking whatever it is women are looking for.

Release date July 15, 1955

Violence A-
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use C+

Why is Marty (1955) rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Marty (1955) Not Rated

Run Time: 91 minutes

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Marty (1955)
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Marty (1955) rated Not Rated? Marty (1955) is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

Overall: A-
While some negative behaviors and attitudes are portrayed in this film, the story does a wonderful job of showing what traits should be taken into account when looking for a meaningful relationship. Marty and Clara are easy characters for older teens and adults to relate to.

Violence: A-
Well-intentioned people nag a man about his single status. Character accused of throwing a bottle of milk at another character. Obviously paranoid woman claims she is afraid of being stabbed while sleeping. Man confesses to thoughts of suicide. Married couple quarrel. Man talks about a murder mystery novel where a woman was shot in the stomach. Male character verbally agrees with negative treatment of women.

Sexual Content: B
Many instances where men brag about “picking-up” women, or discuss looking for women who will go out with them (sexual interest implied). Twice, men are portrayed looking at a presumably pornographic magazine. Main character refuses invitation to join a male friend who is taking some girls to a more private location. Man tries to kiss woman who pushes him away. Hug and lip-brushing kiss depicted. Married couple sleeps in twin beds. A character accuses collage girls of being one step away from the street. Male characters contemplate attending burlesque show.

Language: A-
Character refers to his mother as “my old lady”. Derogatory slang words used to describe women.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C+
Many scenes shot in bar and dance hall, with smoking and social drinking, including some depictions of drinking to excess. Main characters discuss drinking beer while watching TV. Man purchases cigarettes from vending machine. Happy man says he is behaving as if he were drunk. One main and several incidental characters smoke.

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Marty (1955)
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video NA

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Cast and Crew

Marty (1955) is directed by Delbert Mann and stars Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Marty (1955) movie is July 15, 2014. Here are some details…

Marty releases to home video (Blu-ray) on July 15, 2014. It is available through Amazon on July 29, 2014.

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