A Thousand Clowns
A Thousand Clowns is a 1965 American comedy-drama film directed by Fred Coe and starring Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, and Barry Gordon. An adaptation of a 1962 play by Herb Gardner, it tells the story of an eccentric comedy writer who is forced to conform to society to retain legal custody of his nephew.
Unemployed television writer Murray Burns (Jason Robards) lives in a cluttered New York City studio apartment with his 12-year-old nephew, Nick (Barry Gordon). Murray has been unemployed for five months after quitting his previous job writing jokes for a children's television show called Chuckles the Chipmunk. Nick, the son of Murray's unwed sister, was left with Murray seven years earlier.
|award||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|keywords||child welfare morning new york state seven years social worker television show unemployed unemployment insurance write|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Score, Adaptation or Treatment Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|producer||Herb Gardner Ralph Rosenblum|
|recordedAt||New York City|