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Bartleby (1970)

Bartleby (1970)

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Adapted from Herman Melville's short story, Bartleby features John McEnery in the title role. A secretive, solitary lad, Bartleby works as a clerk in the accounting office of Paul Scofield. Unable to deal with Bartleby's eccentricities, Scofield fires the clerk. But Bartleby refuses to leave, and shows up each day for work at the proper time. Only when the young man is carted away to hospital does Scofield find any peace of mind-but even then, the spectre of Bartleby looms large over the proceedings.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Art House & International , Classics , Drama
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Runtime:
Studio:
British Lion Films

Cast

John McEnery
as Bartleby
Paul Scofield
as The Accountant
Thorley Walters
as The Colleague
Colin Jeavons
as Tucker
Raymond Mason
as Landlord
Neville Barber
as 1st Client
Robin Asquith
as Office Boy
Hope Jackman
as Tealady
John Watson
as Doctor
Rosalind Elliot
as Secretary
Tony Parkin
as Clerk
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Paul Scofield is excellent but the main character is both sad and a dullard and you quickly lose patience with him and the story.

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