A Thousand Clowns Poster

Release Date: September 14th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Determined to avoid employment, Murray Burns (Jason Robards), an eccentric former TV writer, lives with his 12-year-old nephew, Nick (Barry Gordon), in a messy New York City apartment. When Nick's unconventional home life is discovered, Murray comes under the scrutiny of social worker Sandra Markowitz (Barbara Harris), whom he quickly charms. Attempting to be responsible for both Nick and Sandra, Murray begrudgingly looks for a job -- but can he truly commit to a more conventional life?

Cast: Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Barry Gordon, Gene Saks, William Daniels

Director: Fred Coe

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: United Artists

Keywords: Quest, Family, 1960s, Brother, Spirited, Amusing, New York City, Growing up, Witty, Underdog


Nominated Best Picture
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Music (Scoring of Music -- Adaptation or Treatment)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy