The Adding Machine (1969)

This satirical fantasy is based upon an Elmer Rice play from 1923. A hard-working office employee is rewarded for his years of slavish devotion to the company by getting fired just prior to retirement and being replaced with an adding machine. Now, with only his nagging wife waiting at home to add more misery to his dreary life, the man has nothing left and goes over the edge.

Director: Jerome Epstein.
Stars: Milo O’Shea, Phyllis Diller, Billie Whitelaw, Sydney Chaplin, Julian Glover, Raymond Huntley, Phil Brown, Paddie O’Neil, Libby Morris, Hugh McDermott, Bill Nagy, Carol Cleveland, Bruce Boa.

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  1. Steve Burstein
    December 15, 2018
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    Trivia: Charlie Chaplin wrote the title score and the final third of the film, without credit. Also watch for Monty Python’s Carol Cleveland!

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