Bartleby

(1970)
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Overview

Updated to 1970s London, this faithful adaptation of Herman Melville's classic follows a young accounting clerk rebelling against his employer by responding to demands to do work by saying, "I prefer not to." This is carried on ad absurdum until the office is in chaos because the other employees must do Bartleby's work. His boss is unable to fire or help him and eventually has him placed in a mental hospital.

  1. Anthony Friedman

    Director, Writer

  2. Herman Melville

    Story

  3. Rodney Carr-Smith

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Paul Scofield

    Paul Scofield

    The Accountant

  2. John McEnery

    John McEnery

    Bartleby

  3. Thorley Walters

    Thorley Walters

    The Colleague

  4. Colin Jeavons

    Colin Jeavons

    Tucker

  5. Raymond Mason

    Landlord

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Bartleby

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 6, 1972
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 18m

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79

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