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12. 'Marty' (1955)

At an early point in "Marty," the film's title character — a pudgy, lonely butcher (best actor champ Ernest Borgnine) confesses: "Ma, sooner or later, there comes a point in a man's life when he's gotta face some facts. And one fact I gotta face is that, whatever it is that women like, I ain't got it." But that's why this film really has it all: a deep emotional current that connects with film lovers as Marty finally, against all odds, finds his gal. "Marty" was made so inexpensively (a $343,000 budget) that its production actually cost less than its awards campaign ($400,000), but it paid off big time at the Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or) and the Oscars (winning four — picture, director, writer, lead actor).
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