Delbert Mann

Delbert Mann – Marty (1955)

This slice-of-life drama scripted by Paddy Chayefsky originated as a live 1953 television broadcast directed by Delbert Mann and starring Rod Steiger and Nancy Marchand. The movie version retained Mann as director but replaced the two leads with Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair. A kind of proto-Before Sunrise, it examines a watershed 24-hour period in the lives of two lonely people. Read More »

Delbert Mann – That Touch of Mink (1962)

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A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save herself for marriage. Read More »

Delbert Mann – Separate Tables (1958)

Description: It’s the off-season at the lonely Beauregard Hotel in Bournemoth, and only the long-term tenants are still in residence. Life at the Beauregard is stirred up, however, when the beautiful Ann Shankland arrives to see her alcoholic ex-husband, John Malcolm, who is secretly engaged to Pat Cooper, the woman who runs the hotel. Meanwhile, snobbish Mrs Railton-Bell discovers that the kindly if rather doddering Major Pollock is not what he appears to be. The news is particularly shocking for her frail daughter, Sibyl, who is secretly in love with the Major. Read More »