A Fine Madness

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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,... read more
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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.

Original Release

06/29/1966

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Cast

Sean Connery Samson Shillitoe
Joanne Woodward Rhoda Shillitoe
Jean Seberg Lydia West
Patrick O'Neal Dr. Oliver West
Colleen Dewhurst Dr. Vera Kropotkin
Clive Revill Dr. Menken
Werner Peters Dr. Freddie Vorbeck
Jackie Coogan Mr. Fitzgerald
Kay Medford Mrs. Fish
Zohra Lampert Evelyn Tupperman
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Irvin Kershner

Writers

Elliott Baker

Cast

Sean Connery Samson Shillitoe
Joanne Woodward Rhoda Shillitoe
Jean Seberg Lydia West
Patrick O'Neal Dr. Oliver West
Colleen Dewhurst Dr. Vera Kropotkin
Clive Revill Dr. Menken
Werner Peters Dr. Freddie Vorbeck
Jackie Coogan Mr. Fitzgerald
Kay Medford Mrs. Fish
Zohra Lampert Evelyn Tupperman
John Fiedler Daniel K. Papp
Sorrell Booke Leonard Tupperman
Sue Ane Langdon Miss Walnicki
Bibi Osterwald Mrs. Fitzgerald
Mabel Albertson Chairwoman
Gerald S. O'Loughlin Chester Quirk
James Millhollin Rollie Butter
Jon Lormer Dr. Huddleson
Bernie Meyer Jago
Richard S. Castellano Arnold (as Richard Castellano)

Producers

Editors

William H. Ziegler

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