A Thousand Clowns (1965) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Fred Coe and produced by Fred Coe, Ralph Rosenblum and Herb Gardner.
The film was based on the play of the same name written by Herb Gardner performed at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, NY from Apr 5, 1962 - Apr 13, 1963.
Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Martin Balsam||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Don Walker||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Fred Coe, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Herb Gardner||Nominated|
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Nick: Thank you, Mr. Herman. Imagine how pleased I am to receive it.
Murray Burns: [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!
Murray Burns: You might call Nick a bastard... or a little bastard, depending on how whimsical you feel at the time.
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Barbara Harris's film debut.
The original Broadway production of "A Thousand Clowns" by Herb Gardner opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theater in New York on April 5, 1962, ran for 428 performances and was nominated for the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play. Jason Robards, Gene Saks, William Daniels and Barry Gordon recreated their stage roles in the filmed production. Barry Gordon (I)' was nominated for the 1963 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. Sandy Dennis who did not recreate her stage role, won the 1963 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
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