|The Lottery Man|
F. Ray Comstock Photoplay Company /
|Release date: 26 June 1916||Silent feature: 5 reels|
|Directors: Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton||Cinematography: Levi Bacon|
|Producers: F. Ray Comstock, Leopold Wharton, Theodore Wharton||Editor: Bess Spencer|
|Writer: Theodore Wharton
||Set decoration: Archer Chadwick|
|Based on the play "The Lottery Man" by: Rida Johnson Young||Assistant director: James Gordon|
|.......||A college football student writes home to his mother, asking for her to cheer him on in his big game which is coming up. Despite the fact she has no money to support him, she offers to be there nonetheless.|
•Filmed in 1915 at Wharton Studios, Ithaca, New York, USA.
•Surprisingly, this film is not reviewed in Rob Stone's "Laurel OR Hardy" book.
•If we are to believe the information provided by the IMDb then Thurlow Bergen is 4 years older than his on-screen mother Lottie Alter; and also Ms. Alter was 36 at the time of filming. Something not quite right there?!
Did you notice?
•The first letter we see is from the mother, which reads, ""...witness the game. I shall be with my boy in spirit, to aid him in all his critical moments. Your own Little Mother."
•The second letter we see is from the son, "Tomorrow is the big game and the boys are depending on me but I am depending on you to pull me through safely. I shall go through the bunch like a whirlwind knowing that you are rooting for me. Your big boy."
Miss Helen Heyer