In an effort to understand the plight of homeless women living on the streets, young social worker, Carrie Lange (Daphne Zuniga) attempts befriending a homeless woman named Florabelle ('Lucille Ball'). Florabelle believes Carrie is runaway and tells her to go to the homeless shelter for help. Carrie stops another woman from stealing Florabelle's cart and gains her dubious trust. So begins Carrie's education in survival on the streets of Manhattan. Florabelle begins to teach Carrie street survival skills such as when threatened act crazy-the crazier the better, drinking vinegar to toughen the feet and innards, which garbage cans are good to go through for food, and where to find places to sleep and for warmth. This movie makes an effort to investigate the plight of the homeless and what avenues can be taken to help them to help themselves.
Before You Judge Her... Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Did You Know?
Lucy's grandmother Florabelle Emmaline Hunt, was mentioned in two episodes of "Here's Lucy": "Lucy Takes Over" (S2;E23) in 1970, and "Lucy, The Sheriff" (S6;E18) in 1974. See more
A grocery bag from "Publix" is clearly visible in Florabelle's cart. There is not now, nor has there ever been a Publix store in or around New York. See more
You think there's something so different about the homeless? A few bad breaks, a few checks that don't come, we could all be sleeping on stone pillows.
Over the final credits, Carrie drives Florabelle to a run-down little cottage with a garden. Flora digs her hands into the soil with smile on her face. See more