Genius, poet and carpet cleaner Samson Shillitoe (Sean Connery) has writer's block - and he can't bluster, clobber or curse it away. But just watch him take Manhattan by storm trying in this whirlwind comedy! It's a certifiable case of A Fine Madness, as nonconformist Samson and his beleaguered wife (Joanne Woodward) plunge into a series of daffy disasters from which he still comes up smiling. That is, until he dallies with the lovely wife (Jean Seberg) of a scheming psychiatrist (Patrick O'Neal), who seeks revenge by prescribing "brain surgery." Shillitoe will need the might of Samson to face down his foes, but with Connery's full-tilt charisma and Irvin Kershner's buoyant direction, it's flinty, funny entertainment.

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A Fine Madness (1966)

Drama/Comedy

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Genius, poet and carpet cleaner Samson Shillitoe (Sean Connery) has writer's block - and he can't bluster, clobber or curse it away. But just watch him take Manhattan by storm trying in this whirlwind comedy! It's a certifiable case of A Fine Madness, as nonconformist Samson and his beleaguered wife (Joanne Woodward) plunge into a series of daffy disasters from which he still comes up smiling. That is, until he dallies with the lovely wife (Jean Seberg) of a scheming psychiatrist (Patrick O'Neal), who seeks revenge by prescribing "brain surgery." Shillitoe will need the might of Samson to face down his foes, but with Connery's full-tilt charisma and Irvin Kershner's buoyant direction, it's flinty, funny entertainment.

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Cast
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Sean Connery

Samson Shillitoe
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Joanne Woodward

Rhoda Shillitoe
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Jean Seberg

Lydia West
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Patrick O'Neal

Dr. Oliver West
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Colleen Dewhurst

Dr. Vera Kropotkin
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Clive Revill

Dr. Menken
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Werner Peters

Dr. Vorbeck
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John Fiedler

Daniel K. Papp
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Kay Medford

Mrs. Fish
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Jackie Coogan

Mr. Fitzgerald
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Zohra Lampert

Evelyn Tupperman
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Sorrell Booke

Leonard Tupperman
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Sue Ane Langdon

Miss Walnicki
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Bibi Osterwald

Mrs. Fitzgerald
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Mabel Albertson

Chairwoman
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Gerald S. O'Loughlin

Policeman
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James Millhollin

Rollie Butter
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Jon Lormer

Dr. Huddleson
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Richard S. Castellano

Arnold
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Harry Bellaver

Knocker
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Renée Taylor

Streetwalker
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Ayllene Gibbons

Clubwoman (uncredited)
Crew
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Irvin Kershner

Director
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Elliott Baker

Writer
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A Fine Madness

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/20/2006

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