A Fine Madness

A Fine Madness

Director: Irvin Kershner Cast: Sean Connery, Joanne Woodward, Jean Seberg



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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/07/1995
UPC: 0085391134435
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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. Vorbeck
John Fiedler Daniel K. Papp
Kay Medford Mrs. Fish
Jackie Coogan Mr. Fitzgerald
Zohra Lampert Mrs. Tupperman
Sorrell Booke Leonard Tupperman
Sue Ane Langdon Miss Walnicki
Bibi Osterwald Mrs. Fitzgerald
Mabel Albertson Chairwoman
Gerald O'Loughlin Chester Quirk
James Millhollin Rollie Butter
Jon Lormer Dr. Huddleson
Harry Bellaver Knocker
Ayllene Gibbons Club Woman
Richard S. Castellano Actor
Renee Taylor Actor

Technical Credits
Irvin Kershner Director
John Addison Score Composer
Elliott Baker Screenwriter
Claude E. Carpenter Set Decoration/Design
Jerome Hellman Producer
Russell Llewellyn Asst. Director
Ted D. McCord Cinematographer
Jack Poplin Art Director
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
William H. Ziegler Editor

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