New York Film Locations

A Fine Madness (1966)

Last Updated: July 2013

Samson Shillitoe (Sean Connery), a frustrated poet and a magnet for women, is behind in his alimony payments, and lives with Rhoda (Joanne Woodward), a waitress who stands by him through all his troubles. Samson becomes belligerent when he cannot find the inspiration to finish his big poem so Rhoda tries to get him to see the psychiatrist Dr. West, who claims to be able to cure writer's block. Samson ends up being pursued by various women while trying to evade the subpoena servers and finish his poem.

47 5th Avenue (btw East 11th and 12th Streets) Manhattan.


41 Park Avenue and East 36th Street, Manhattan.


East 36th Street and Park Avenue, Manhattan.


5th Avenue and East 46th Street, Manhattan.


5th Avenue (btw East 51st and 52nd Streets) Manhattan.


Pearl Street and Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place, Manhattan.


Brooklyn Bridge, Lower East Side, Manhattan.


Dover Street and Water Street, Manhattan.


5th Avenue and West 42nd Street, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Back in 1966, East 5th Street between 2nd Avenue and Cooper Square didn't have any trees.

Samson's Apartment, 237 East 5th Street and 2nd Avenue, Manhattan.


2nd Avenue (btw East 4th & 5th Streets) Manhattan.


2nd Avenue and East 4th Street, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: The gym at number 149 on 2nd Avenue is no longer there and has since been turned into a restaurant.

Gym, 149 2nd Avenue (btw East 9th & 10th Streets) Manhattan.


2nd Avenue (btw St Mark's Place & East 9th Street) Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Special thanks to James Taylor for finding this location.

Rialto Deli, Broadway (btw West 48th and 49th Streets) Manhattan.


12 East 79th Street (btw Madison Avenue & 5th Avenue) Manhattan.



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