|  Buy to Own: 22/06/1998
  |  Watch Now: 29/01/2009
  |  86 min
Rated U by the BBFC


Paddy Chayevsky writes and co-produces this classic drama based on his own play. Ernest Borgnine plays Marty, a shy, middle-aged butcher who leads a dull and hopeless life with his domineering mother. Eventually, Marty summons up the courage to start dating, with his eye drawn to schoolteacher Clara (Betsy Blair), but pressure from his mother and continuing doubts as to what his friends will think lead him to stop seeing her. The cast also includes Marvin Bryan, Joe Mantell and Karen Steele.