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A Thousand Clowns
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Writers:
Herb Gardner (screenplay)
Herb Gardner (based on his original play)
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Release Date:
9 September 1966 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
...IT'S LAUGHTER FOR EVERYONE!! See more »
Plot:
A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
one of the great ones See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason Robards ... Murray

Barbara Harris ... Sandra

Martin Balsam ... Arnold

Gene Saks ... Leo

William Daniels ... Albert

Philip Bruns ... The Man in the Restaurant (as Phil Bruns)

John McMartin ... The Man in the Office (as John MacMartin)

Barry Gordon ... Nick Burns / Wilbur Malcome Burns / Theodore Burns / Raphael Sabatini / Dr. Morris Fishbein / Woodrow Burns / Chevrolet Burns / Big Sam Burns / Lefty Burns

Directed by
Fred Coe 
 
Writing credits
Herb Gardner (screenplay)

Herb Gardner (based on his original play)

Produced by
Fred Coe .... producer
Herb Gardner .... associate producer
Ralph Rosenblum .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Don Walker 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur J. Ornitz (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Rosenblum 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Sr. (uncredited)
Herbert F. Mulligan (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Morley 
 
Makeup Department
Irving Buchman .... makeup artist
Charles Fialla .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Henry Spitz .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Belletier .... second assistant director
Dan Eriksen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Willie Lucak .... scenic artist (as Willie Lucan)
Nathaniel Burr Smidt .... set designer (as Burr Smidt)
 
Sound Department
Hugh A. Robertson .... sound editor (as Hugh A. Robertson Jr.)
Jim Shields .... sound mixer (as James Shields)
Dick Vorisek .... sound recordist (as Richard Vorisek)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Coffey .... associate photographer
Albert Taffet .... camera operator
Willie Meyerhoff .... grip (uncredited)
Willie Meyerhoff .... lighting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bert Matthews .... wardrobe
Flo Transfield .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Sheila Bakerman .... assistant editor
Edward Beyer .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Gerald B. Greenberg .... music editor (as Gerry Greenberg)
Harold Hastings .... conductor
 
Other crew
Arthur Cantor .... produced on the stage by
Fred Coe .... produced on the stage by
Mel Howard .... production assistant
Betty Todd .... script supervisor
Ted Trinkaus .... titles
Belle Iacobellis .... production secretary (uncredited)
Allan Wertheim .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 
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118 min
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Mono (RCA)
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This movie features a scene where Jason Robards walks in front of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts during its construction.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Murray puts on a shirt, his toothbrush appears and disappears in his mouth between shots.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Murray:[shouts at rows of houses] Neighbors, I have an announcement for you. I have never seen such a collection of dirty windows. Now I want to see all of you out there on the fire escape with your Mr. Clean bottles, and let's snap it up!
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Movie Connections:
References M (1931)See more »
Soundtrack:
Entry of the GladiatorsSee more »

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35 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
one of the great ones, 9 September 1999
Author: Fred Van Veen from Maine

A choice movie, and an original. The writing is sharp, the characters well played. Highlight is Martin Balsam's defense of "getting along," climaxing in "I am the best possible Arnold Burns." Robards holds it all together, but the supporting cast, especially Daniels and Sax, deserve lots of credit. And of course young Barry Gordon was perfect. Movie makers everywhere take note: It's the script, stupid!

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