Watch A Thousand Clowns
- 1 hr 58 min
A Thousand Clowns is a 1965 movie. The story centers around a comedy writer who has to conform to traditional social mores in order to acquire legal custody of his nephew. His eccentric lifestyle and personality are serious obstacles to his custody attempt. The movie is based in the Broadway play. Jason Robards and Martin Balsam star in the movie, and Balsam won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role. Robards plays Murray Burns. He is an unemployed comedy writer who lives in a cramped studio apartment with his nephew Nick. Nick is twelve years old. Nick is the illegitimate son of Murray’s sister. Murray has been taking care of Nick since he was seven. Social workers investigate Nick’s living arrangements and determine that Murray is not fit to be his guardian.