piece on the counter. From the rear of the shop a woman's
VOICE rings out.
Hey, Marty, I'm inna hurry.
When you gonna get married, Marty?
All your brothers and sisters, they
all younger than you, they married
and they got children. I just saw
says to me, "Hey, you know a nice
girl for my boy Marty?" Watsa matter
with you? That's no way. Now you get
there, she's inna big hurry, and...
Synopsis: This acclaimed romantic drama follows the life of Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine), a stout bachelor butcher who lives with his mother (Esther Minciotti) in the Bronx. Always unlucky in love, Marty reluctantly goes out to a ballroom one night and meets a nice teacher named Clara (Betsy Blair). Though Marty and Clara hit it off, his relatives discourage him from pursuing the relationship, and he must decide between his family's approval or a shot at finding romance.