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Title Work

Title No: 20830

Title: Lottery

Alternate Titles:

The Lottery

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Film


1969 (Release)

1969 (Copyright)

Original Summary:
"The Lottery, Shirley Jackson's most famous story, was filmed in the setting of a small American town. The townspeople - a group of decent, ordinary families - gather on a June morning to perform the annual lottery ritual. The matter-of-fact way in which the ceremony proceeds accentuates its brutality and senselessness. Shirley Jackson asks questions about violence and tradition that will provoke thoughtful student discussion. 

As the film begins, the people assemble to draw lots. In the first round, the heads of families draw the folded slips of paper. When the slips are opened, Bill Hutchinson holds the slip with the dreaded black spot; his family must provide a victim. Members of the Hutchinson family draw in the second round, and Tessie Hutchinson picks the fatal slip. 

Quickly the people pick up stones and surround Tessie. "It isn't fair, it isn't right!" she screams, and then they are upon her." - Summary from the teaching guide.

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Duration: 19 min 26 sec 

Genres: Educational

Subjects: Violence; Tradition

Cast/ActorBenedict, William
Assistant DirectorBotham, Arthur
SoundBrasher, John
Cast/ActorDunbar, Olive
Distribution CompanyEncyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
Copyright ClaimantEncyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
Cast/ActorFawcett, William
Cast/ActorHaworth, Joe
Production CompanyLarry Yust Productions
Cinematographer/Director of PhotographyMankofsky, Isidore
EditorNalpas, Albert
Associate ProducerRobinson, Jeanne
DirectorYust, Larry
ProducerYust, Larry

Items x4

20830-1Safety Film : Viewing print 
20830-2Safety Film : Viewing print 
20830-3Safety Film : Viewing print 
20830-4Safety Film : Viewing print 

Contained By x2

Title NoTitle
19542Academic Support Center educational film library
4819St. Louis Public Schools educational film library