The Adding Machine (1969)





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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. He murders his boss and then goes on trial. He is convicted and put to death. He dies a happy and free man, thinking that he will surely go to Hell. Strangely enough, he ends up in a heavenly waiting area with other killers who are all there to be reassigned to new lives back on Earth. While waiting, he meets his new guardian angel. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Comedy , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Phyllis Diller
as Mrs. Zero
Billie Whitelaw
as Daisy Devore
Sydney Chaplin
as Lt. Charles
Julian Glover
as Shrdlu
Raymond Huntley
as Smithers
Bruce Boa
as Detective
Bill Hutchinson
as Judy's Lover
Helen Elliott
as Second Apartment Girl
C. Denier Warren
as Jury foreman
John Bloomfield
as Apartmant Tenant
Helena Stevens
as Apartmant Tenant
Alan Surtees
as Apartmant Tenant
Christine Pryor
as Apartmant Tenant
Cal McCord
as Apartmant Tenant
Shirley Cooklin
as Apartmant Tenant
Anthony Harwood
as Apartment Tenants
Bill Nagy
as Lawyer
Nick Stuart
as District Attorney
Gordon Sterne
as Exercise Yard Guard
Mike Peter Reed
as Exercise Yard Guard
Lola Lloyd
as Coffee Girl
George Margo
as Gateman In Arcade
Janet Brown
as Fat Woman
Janie Baron
as Thin Woman
John Cook
as Husband
George Roderick
as Hot Dog Vendor
John Brandon
as First cell jailer
Tony Caunter
as Third cell jailer
Hal Galili
as Second cell jailer
Tom Duggan
as Judee
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All Critics (1)

A killer example of how not to adapt a play into a movie.

April 22, 2013
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