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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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Larry Yust

Writers:

Shirley Jackson (story), Larry Yust
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Cast

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lottery See more »

Filming Locations:

Fellows, California, USA

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Very intense, perfectly made for what it is......
30 April 2005 | by nsavage3-1See all my reviews

I saw this from a 16mm print about 30 years ago, and still think about it today. This short kind of has the flavor of a "Tales from the Darkside" episode to it, but seems more realistic. I agree with the previous reviewer that commented on the made-for-TV two hour version that came out in the 90's. What were they thinking? Did the folks who made that movie ever see this short? It just didn't have the horror that was present in this classic short. I can still see that woman, crying in terror, saying "it isn't fair, it isn't fair. Heavy duty stuff.

There should most definitely be a DVD of this around somewhere.

Highly recommended!!!


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