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The Lottery (1969)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tessie Hutchinson
Joe Summers (as William Benedict)
Old Man Warner
Joe Haworth ...
Bill Hutchinson
Jack Watson
Jim Boles ...
Mr. Graves
Donna Bowen
Blanche Bronte ...
Mrs. Delacroix
Alan Brown ...
Mr. Delacroix
Nancy Hale ...
Mrs. Adams
Susan Healy
Gavin Jones
Mavonwe Jones
Dorothy Konrad ...
Janie Dunbar
Richard Kozloski ...
Steve Adams


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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Nothing can prepare you for the shocking climax
22 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I never read the short story, so watching this short film was a true shocker for me. Like many other people, I saw this in my English class a long time ago and since then, I still haven't seen it. But I still remember that time, it really stays with you. I remember everyone in my class with their jaws dropping, we couldn't believe it, it was awesome. The surprising thing about it is that you think the movie is silly at the beginning, the characters are annoying, and its just something the teacher is making us watch to waste time. But once these characters do something unexpected, its when you feel you need to thank your teacher. If you ever get to see this, then you are lucky. Or read the short story by Shirley Jackson, its probably better.

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