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Shoes (1916)

A young working girl must suport her family on only five dollars a week. The strain of trying to feed, house and clothe her mother, her father and three brothers finally gets to be too much... See full summary »

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Lois Weber

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Stella Wynne Herron (story), Jane Addams (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 suport her family on only five dollars a week. The strain of trying to feed, house and clothe her mother, her father and three brothers 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1916 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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A Bluebird Production. Universal, lacking its own theater chain, devised a 3-tiered branding system to market its features to independent theater owners: Red Feather (low-budget programmers), Bluebird (mainstream releases) and Jewel (prestige pictures made to command higher roadshow ticket prices). The studio would discontinue this marketing method in late 1929. See more »

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Edited into The Unshod Maiden (1932) See more »

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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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