Martin Ritt

1. – Rod Steiger, Marty, TV, 1953. “Well, whadyer feel like doin’ tonight, Marty?” “I dunno, Angie. What you feel like doing?” And a TV icon was born. It should have been Elia Kazan’s former assistant, Marty Ritt, as Marty Pilletti, the Bronx butcher lookin’ for someone to love. After all, his pal Paddy Chayefsky wrote it and named it for him… But Ritt was blacklisted… and later re-born as a dynamic director of some 26 gritty movies: . The Long Hot Summer, The Sound and the Fury, Paris Blues, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, The Great White Hope, The Front, Norma Rae, etc

 Birth year: 1914 Death year: 1990 Other name:  Usual occupation: Film director Casting Calls:  1