Originally broadcast as a 50-minute drama onPhilco Television Playhousein 1953,Martyensured Paddy Chayefsky's status as one of the greatest writers of television's golden age. When Chayefsky, director Delbert Mann, and actor Ernest Borgnine reunited … see full wiki
Lets forget for a moment the theme of the picture of loneliness and peer pressure.
Lets forget that I think Borgnine is one of the most underated actors ever. I think that I have never failed to enjoy him from the old McHales Navy series, to the Vikings, to Escape from NY.
The thing that makes this this movie great is the Italian family and how they are written.
My grandparents were born in the old country. My mother is as italian as they come and all of these characters and they way they talk and the way they think is like being at the dinner table or at any gathering of family.
As as the first guy in my stag crowd (which still hangs out together) to get married the "what do you want to do." is about as real as it comes. Of course in the days of D & D and hobby boardgaming we always had a choice.
One of the most real movies you will ever see.
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