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A Thousand Clowns (1965)
- AKA: Des clowns par milliers, El payaso de la ciudad, Ezer bohóc, L'incredibile Murray, Megali thyella se mikri kardia, Mil Palhaços, Mil payasos, Narri tuhannesta, Tausend Clowns, Tusen klovner, Tysiac klownów, Viva o descanso, Тысяча клоунов, 一千个小丑
- Country: USA
- IMDB Rating: 7.6
- Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
- Release: 1966-09-09
- Director: Fred Coe
- Writers: Herb Gardner (screenplay) , Herb Gardner (based on his original play)
- Language: English
- Stars: Jason Robards , Barbara Harris , Martin Balsam , Gene Saks
- Runtime: 118 min
- Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.
- Plot: Twelve-year-old Nick lives with his Uncle Murray, a Mr. Micawber-like Dickensian character who keeps hoping something won't turn up. What turns up is a social worker, who falls in love with Murray and a bit in love with Nick. As the child welfare people try to force Murray to become a conventional man (as the price they demand for allowing him to keep Nick), the nephew, who until now has gloried in his Uncle's iconoclastic approach to life, tries to play mediator. But when he succeeds, he is alarmed by the uncle's willingness to cave in to society in order to save the relationship.