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The Mailbox (1977)

Length of the film: 24 minutes.

"The Mailbox"
TEXT from back video cover

Lethe, an elderly widow, trudges out to her mailbox each day in hopes of finding a letter from her family. Unfortunately they are too wrapped up in their own lives, and the mailbox remains empty. Her neighbors try to keep her company, but cannot take the place of her absent children. They contact her family about her loneliness and discover that a letter is finally coming--but it carries devastating news.

featuring Lethe Tatge   Rachel Jacobs   Rebecca Glade
screenplay by David K. Jacobs  based on a story by Florence Doyle Putt
director of photography Reed Smoot
produced and directed by David K. Jacobs

VHS * 24 minutes * color * stereo
Produced in cooperation with the LDS Motion Picture Studio
© 1977, Brigham Young University

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Cover design by Heather Price

Warning: The program contained in this videocassette is fully protected by copyright under Title 17, U.S. code, Public Law 94-533. It is for noncommercial home viewing and church viewing and may not be duplicated, copied, broadcast, or used for public performance in any manner without permission. To obtain additional rights to this film contact the Creative Works Office, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

"The Mailbox"
OPENING credits as they appear in the video

A Brigham
Young University

Lethe Tatge

Rachel Jacobs
as Rachel Johnson

Rebecca Glade
as Sharon Johnson

Alan Nash
as Mike the Mailman

Voice of Myra Martha Henstrom
Voice of Susan Winkie Horman

Director of Photography Reed Smoot
Editor James W. Dearden
Production Manager Karl E. Wesson
Sound Donald W. Fisk
Doran Bryson
James A. May
Assistant Cameraman Mark Cannon
Assistant Editor Robert M. Jensen
Set Construction L. Grant Stokes
Gaffer William Grant Williams
Script Clerk Yvonne D. Robertson
Song: Music & Lyrics Randi Jones
Original Music Score Merrill Jenson
Based on the original story by Florence Doyle Putt
Story Consultants Chris Conkling
Claire Whitaker
Rod Peterson
Screenplay David K. Jacobs

David K. Jacobs


© 1977 Brigham Young University

[There are no closing credits for this film.]
Webpage created 6 April 2003. Last modified 26 May 2003.