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The Lottery (1969)

 -  Short | Horror  -  1969 (USA)
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An adaptation of Shirley Jackson's short story of the same name, "The Lottery" tells the story of a shocking annual tradition in a small village.

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William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Joe Summers (as William Benedict)
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Jim Boles ...
Mr. Graves
Donna Bowen
Blanche Bronte ...
Mrs. Delacroix
Alan Brown ...
Mr. Delacroix
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Mrs. Adams
Susan Healy
Gavin Jones
Mavonwe Jones
Dorothy Konrad ...
Janie Dunbar
Richard Kozloski ...
Steve Adams
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An adaptation of Shirley Jackson's short story of the same name, "The Lottery" tells the story of a shocking annual tradition in a small village.

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Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's "Short Story Showcase" series, this movie has been ranked by the Academic Film Archive "as one of the two bestselling educational films ever". It has an accompanying ten-minute commentary film, "Discussion of 'The Lottery'" by USC English professor Dr. James Durbin. See more »

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Excellent film
31 January 2005 | by (Indianola, Iowa) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in 7th or 8th grade Social Studies class some 25 years ago, and it still has the same impact when I even think about it. There was dead silence in the classroom when this film was over and probably 30 students saying to themselves, "Are they all insane?!" Quite possibly the characters were. But we learned something that day. Going along with the bunch may save your hide, but we reap what we sow. excellent film. A must see for all teenagers! The remake was too grandiose...short and sweet is all that is needed! Even the kids that were not particularly interested in the film when it started we mesmerized by the time we all realized what was going on. The image of that person handing "it" to the lady's child was just too much for any of us to comprehend. I won't spoil the "surprise" ending by mentioning what "it" was or anything, but suffice it to say that this film will stay with me forever. It ranks right up there with James Clavell's "The Children's Story." Put these two stories in every curriculum, is what I say.


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