Marty (1955), starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for Marty, starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair; No. 48 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

New York movies: Marty (1955)

Romance blooms on the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue, as a coupla dogs—lonely butcher Marty (Ernest Borgnine) and plain schoolteacher Clara (Betsy Blair)—meet at the Stardust Ballroom and find love against the odds. Borough native-son Paddy Chayefsky nabbed a screenplay Oscar for this Best Picture winner, a beautiful homily to homeliness.—Stephen Garrett

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