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A Thousand Clowns

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A Thousand Clowns is a 1965 film which tells the story of a young boy who lives with his eccentric uncle, who is forced to conform to society in order to keep custody of the boy. It stars Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks, William Daniels and Barry Gordon.

The movie was adapted by Herb Gardner from his play, and directed by Fred Coe.

It won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Martin Balsam) and was nominated for Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

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