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Shoes (1916)

A young working girl must support her family on only five dollars (~ $120 in 2020) a week. The strain of trying to feed, house and clothe her mother, her father and three sisters finally ... See full summary »

Director:

Lois Weber

Writers:

Stella Wynne Herron (story), Jane Addams (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Mary MacLaren ... Eva Meyer
Harry Griffith Harry Griffith ... Dad Meyer
Mattie Witting Mattie Witting ... Mom Meyer (as Mrs. A.E. Witting)
Jessie Arnold ... Lil
William V. Mong ... 'Cabaret' Charlie
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A young working girl must support her family on only five dollars (~ $120 in 2020) a week. The strain of trying to feed, house and clothe her mother, her father and three sisters finally gets to be too much, and she winds up selling her body for a pair of shoes. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Lina Basquette recalled clashing with director Lois Weber during the making of this film and noted that her own troubled family life probably contributed to both the discordance on set and to her own lackluster acting. In her 1990 autobiography, she wrote: "I contributed a wooden, awkward, awful performance. I hated Lois Weber. She was female and looked a lot like Mama. No matter how hard she tried, Madam Weber couldn't drag a good scene out of me. " See more »

Quotes

Mom Meyer: It's papa. He'd kill you. Quick now, sweetheart, bathe your eyes so's he won't think a thing.
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Another odd film
4 October 2000 | by Reaper ManSee all my reviews

I liked this film, despite it's crippling age and obviously lame acting. For starters, it's called Shoes, and that's reason enough to recommend any film. It's quite a heartwarming tale too, and even my tattooed heart of lead melted a bit at it's touching scenes. A remake of this would be worryingly irrelevant now, as shoes aren't such a luxury purchase nowadays, but with a bit of reworking, this early classic could easily rake in money for some feckless student layabout.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1916 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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