The Adding Machine

1968

Jerome Epstein
Director
Associated London Films
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Studio

Kafka-esque portrait of the life and afterlife of a bookkeeper in 1930s Manhattan, made rediundant by the title device.

Interesting, but very stagey, forgotten film with excellent peformances by O'Shea and Whitelaw, and an odd one from Glover. Very much a product of its time, and it shows, and the inability of a lot of the veteran British cast to get an American accent right doesn't help. Never on DVD, thus caps are unfortunately of poor quality due to poor prints available.

-Dave W.



23rd September 1969
Cinema

M
100 mins
2.35:1



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Phyllis Diller
Mrs. Zero
Milo O'Shea
Zero
Billie Whitelaw
Daisy Devore
Sydney Chaplin
Lieutenant Charles
Julian Glover
Shrdlu
Raymond Huntley
Smithers
Libby Morris
Ethel
Paddie O'Neil
Mabel
Hugh McDermott
Harry
Phil Brown
Ben
Carol Cleveland
Judy
Kenny Damon
Joe
C. Denier Warren
Jury Foreman
Tommy Duggan
Judge
Bruce Boa
Detective
John Brandon
1st Cell Jailer
Hal Galili
2nd Cell Jailer
Tony Caunter
3rd Cell Jailer
Bill Hutchinson
Judy's Lover
Helen Elliott
2nd Apartment Girl
John Bloomfield
Apartment Tenant
Helena Stevens
Apartment Tenant
Allan Surtees
Apartment Tenant
Christine Pryor
Apartment Tenant
Cal McCord
Apartment Tenant
Shirley Cooklin
Apartment Tenant
Anthony Harwood
Apartment Tenant
Bill Nagy
Lawyer
Nicholas Stuart
District Attorney
Gordon Sterne
Exercise Yard Guard
Lala Lloyd
Coffee Girl
Mike Reid
Exercise Yard Guard
(as Mike Reed)
George Margo
Gateman in Arcade
George Roubicek
Graveyard Lover
(scenes deleted)
George Roderick
Hot Dog Vendor
Janet Brown
Fat Woman
Janie Baron
Thin Woman
John Cook
Husband
Deanna Durbin
Herself
(stock footage)
Pat Halpin
Leering Office Worker
(uncredited)
Pat Judge
Public Defender
(uncredited)
Joseph Tregonino
Juror
(uncredited)
Ian Selby
Courtroom Spectator
(uncredited)
Harry Fielder
Yard Guard
(uncredited)
Unknown Male 110
Prisoner
(uncredited)
Pat Hagan
Death Row Priest
(uncredited)
Hyma Beckley
Midway Passerby
(uncredited)
John Triplett
Midway Passerby
(uncredited)
Richard Mottau
Kid with Bargains
(uncredited)
Mary Fielder
Extra
(uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Bernard
Christian

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