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A Fine Madness

  • Directed By: Irvin Kershner

Synopsis: Sean Connery attempted to make a clean break from his "James Bond" image in the boisterous comedy A Fine Madness. Connery plays Samson Shillitoe, a Brendan Behan-like poet with a mile-wide misogynistic streak. Try as he might to complete his latest masterpiece, Shillitoe is constantly interrupted by the women in his life. Driven to a nervous breakdown, he seeks help from the medical establishment -- and ends up a babbling shell of his former self. The film takes scattered potshots at a repressive society that forces the truly creative among us into near-madness; at times, it is sidesplittingly funny, though never quite as potent as the Elliot Baker novel upon which it is based. Sean Connery is brilliant, but the public wanted James Bond to behave himself, thus the film didn't do as well at the box office as it should have.

Cast
Joanne Woodward

Rhoda Shillitoe

Jean Seberg

Lydia West

Colleen Dewhurst

Dr. Vera Kropotkin

Jackie Coogan

Mr. Fitzgerald

Patrick O'Neal

Dr. Oliver West

Clive Revill

Dr. Menken

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Release Date: Jun 28th, 1966
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