6.3/10
160
6 user 3 critic

The Adding Machine (1969)

M/PG | | Comedy | 23 September 1969 (USA)
An accountant whose job is about to be taken over by a computer starts to re-examine his life and his priorities.

Director:

Jerome Epstein

Writers:

Elmer Rice (play), Jerome Epstein (written for the screen by)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", and "The Pilgrim" are strung together to form a single feature length film. Chaplin provides new music, narration, and a small... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Hong Kong, the ambassador returning to America meets the Russian countess, a refugee without a passport, who decides to hide in his cabin.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Sydney Chaplin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Four Chaplin shorts from 1916: One A.M., The Rink, The Pawnshop, and The Floorwalker, presented with music and sound effects.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan
Limelight (1952)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find purpose and hope in their lives.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Four Chaplin shorts from 1916: Behind the Screen, The Count, The Fireman, and The Vagabond, presented with music and sound effects.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Eric Campbell, Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance
The Pilgrim (1923)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Syd Chaplin
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Edna Purviance, Clarence Geldart, Carl Miller
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Four Chaplin shorts from 1917: The Adventurer, The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant, presented with music and sound effects.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Albert Austin, Lloyd Bacon
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Chase Me Charlie was an anthology consisting of excerpts from several of Chaplin's short films made for the Essanay Company, including The Tramp, Shanghaied, In the Park and The Bank.

Directors: Charles Chaplin, Langford Reed
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Leo White
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

There is no real plot in this little short, who was made only as a wedding present for Lord and Lady Mountbatten. The main plot line is that Lady Mountbatten has a valuable pearl necklace, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edwina Mountbatten
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milo O'Shea ... Mr. Zero
Phyllis Diller ... Mrs. Zero
Billie Whitelaw ... Daisy Devore
Sydney Chaplin ... Lieutenant Charles
Julian Glover ... Shrdlu
Raymond Huntley ... Smithers
Phil Brown ... Don
Paddie O'Neil Paddie O'Neil ... Mabel
Libby Morris Libby Morris ... Ethel
Hugh McDermott ... Harry
Bill Nagy ... Lawyer
Carol Cleveland ... Judy
Bruce Boa ... Detective
Kenny Damon Kenny Damon ... Joe
John Brandon ... First cell jailer
Edit

Storyline

An accountant whose job is about to be taken over by a computer starts to re-examine his life and his priorities.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The motion picture that adds up to an excursion into the absurd.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

M/PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bay Sıfır See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Muhammad Ali was suggested for Lt. Charles. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Clock (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

How Small We Are, How Little We Know
by Earl Wilson Jr. (as Earl Wilson Jnr.)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great dramatic role for Phyllis Diller
6 April 2019 | by dontspamme-76078See all my reviews

When I was in high school in the early 70s, we studied The Adding Machine in an English class. For some reason, I remember that we focused on the scene where Mrs. Zero nags Mr. Zero mercilessly. We kept reading that scene over and over. A few months later, this movie aired on PBS. I was mesmerized by Ms. Diller's portrayal of Mrs. Zero, particularly that scene that had bored me to tears in English class. I had every word in her lines memorized. She brought the role to life.

It's too bad that she didn't get more dramatic roles. I understand that she was a concert pianist and was a trained singer, but her trademark laugh ruined her singing voice. What a shame.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed