The first filmed adaptation was by the Encyclopædia Britannica Educational Corporation in 1969; adapted, produced & directed by Larry Yust and starring James Westerfield, Patrick Campbell, and Barry Williams of The Brady Bunch fame in a small role.
Title: Bartleby, by Herman
Producer: Larry Yust & Encyclopaedia
Britannica Educational Corporation
United States : Encyclopaedia
Britannica Educational Corporation [production company], 1969.
Physical Description: 16 mm.
Time: 35 min.
Summary: An adaptation of
Herman Melville’s story about Bartleby, the scrivener, who answers an
advertisement for work with a lawyer and after a brief spurt of intense work,
gradually breaks down, refuses to move, and eventually dies because he has lost
the will to live. A detailed discussion and analysis of the story follows.
Director, Larry Yust.