The Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 9

Dead Woman's Shoes/Wong's Lost and Found Emporium (22 Nov. 1985)

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"Dead Woman's Shoes": A meek thrift store clerk is possessed by the spirit of a dead woman. "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium": A man in search of his compassion looks for it in a mysterious place.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Duncan (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Stephen Montgomery (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Inez (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Man (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Sasha von Scherler ...
Eileen (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Hyatt (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Tyra Ferrell ...
Maid (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Girl (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Girl (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Lori (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Cabbie (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes") (as Lance Nichols)
Pia Grønning ...
Susan Montgomery (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
David Wong (segment "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium")
Anna Maria Poon ...
Melinda (segment "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium")
Mrs. Whitford (segment "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium")


"Dead Woman's Shoes": A meek thrift store clerk is possessed by the spirit of a dead woman. "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium": A man in search of his compassion looks for it in a mysterious place.

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22 November 1985 (UK)  »

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In "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium", David bitterly mentions the Vincent Chin case where a retrial of both the man's killers resulted in the acquittal of the one who held him down while the one who bludgeoned him to death was condemned - after the episode, the second man was released on a technicality as well. See more »


Remake of Twilight Zone: Dead Man's Shoes (1962) See more »

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Shoe heels transforms attitudes, appearances, and brings revenge justice/And a house of strange and crazy items.
25 November 2007 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This episode 9 from the 1985-86 season of the CBS "New Twilight Zone" featured two segments "Dead Woman's Shoes" and "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium". I will give my take on each.

First segment "Dead Woman's Shoes" featured future best actress Oscar winner and "Queen" star Helen Mirren as a poor and timid store clerk who seems hopeless. Then one day when a dead woman's clothing and shoe slippers are returned to the store and upon slipping the shoe heels on it magically transforms not only her attitude but her looks as well! The story takes on an even more interesting turn when she arrives at the dead woman's house to confront her mean and arrogant husband(Jeffrey Tambor) who's a rich and powerful entertainment lawyer. Only the painful and bitter truth will be revealed about the woman's death as these shoes show a very vengeful spirit they will walk all over you! Good segment that's acted well and uses the revenge theme well and just to note this aired on the original "Twilight Zone" as "Dead Man's Shoes".

Second segment seemed interesting at first but turned into somewhat of a yawner. Seeming to be set in San Francisco starting off at an adult bookstore and sex shop a young man stumbles in asking for a store of all apparent lost goods only to find it upon entering the backside warehouse. Finally he finds it's another dimension as everything from everywhere that's been lost turns up no matter if it's people, places, animals, arts, valuables, or anything you just name it. Overall okay episode it was just a little too fairy tale style and it seemed to fall from interest because it didn't have no real suspense.

Really a pretty decent episode that's carried pretty strongly by the first segment while the second is a yawner.

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