The Adding Machine (film)

The Adding Machine is a 1969 American-British fantasy comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Jerome Epstein and starring Milo O'Shea, Phyllis Diller, Billie Whitelaw, Sydney Chaplin, and Raymond Huntley. It is based on a stage production of the 1923 Elmer Rice play directed by Jerome Epstein in Los Angeles in the 1940s.

The Adding Machine
Directed byJerome Epstein
Produced byJerome Epstein
Written byJerome Epstein
Elmer Rice (play)
StarringMilo O'Shea
Phyllis Diller
Billie Whitelaw
Sydney Chaplin
Raymond Huntley
Music byMike Leander
Lambert Williamson
CinematographyWalter Lassally
Ronnie Fox Rogers
Edited byGerry Hambling
Distributed byRegional Film Distributors
Release date
23 September 1969
Running time
100 minutes


An accountant whose job is about to be taken over by a comptometer (a primitive adding machine) starts to re-examine his life and his priorities.[2]



The film (and the play) received a critical 1969 review from Roger Greenspun.[3]

See also


  1. Alexander Walker, Hollywood, England, Stein and Day, 1974 p346
  2. The Adding Machine on IMDb
  3. Greenspun, Roger (24 September 1969). "The Adding Machine (1969)". The New York Times.
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