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Time Out says

Sentimental tale of a butcher from the Bronx, afraid he is too ugly to attract girls, who takes pity on a plain jane schoolteacher at a dance, then finds love sidling up crabwise. Overrated at the time, largely because its teleplay origins (by Paddy Chayefsky) brought a veneer of naturalism and close-up intimacy to the Hollywood of the day. But it does have doggy charm and a certain perceptiveness (the butcher's continuing doubts as to what his mates will think; his mother's jealousy despite constant nagging about marriage).
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Release Details

  • Duration:90 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Delbert Mann
  • Screenwriter:Paddy Chayefsky
  • Cast:
    • Ernest Borgnine
    • Betsy Blair
    • Joe De Santis
    • Esther Minciotti
    • Karen Steele
    • Jerry Paris
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