New York Film Locations

A Thousand Clowns (1965)

Last Updated: Jan 2014

Twelve-year-old Nick lives with his Uncle Murray (Jason Robards), a Mr.Micawber-like Dickensian character who keeps hoping something won't turn up. What turns up is a social worker, who falls in love with Murray and a bit in love with Nick. As the child welfare people try to force Murray to become a conventional man (as the price they demand for allowing him to keep Nick), the nephew, who until now has gloried in his Uncle's iconoclastic approach to life, tries to play mediator. But when he succeeds, he is alarmed by the uncle's willingness to cave in to society in order to save the relationship.

otsoNY Comments: This film features a scene where Jason Robards walks in front of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts during its construction.

Lincoln Center, Columbus Avenue (btw West 63rd & 64th Streets) Manhattan.


5th Avenue (btw East 40th and 42nd Streets) Manhattan.


Sheep Meadow, Central Park (btw 66th and 69th Streets) Manhattan.


Staten Island Ferry, New York Harbour.


Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York Harbor.


South Street Seaport, East River, Manhattan.


Park Avenue (btw East 47th and 48th Streets) Manhattan.


630, 5th Avenue (btw East 50th and 51st Streets) Manhattan.


Bandshell, Central Park (from 66th to 72nd Streets) Manhattan.


Wall Street, Financial, Manhattan.



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