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The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903)

Unrated | | Comedy, Short | August 1903 (USA)
A woman being fitted for shoes exposes her ankle to the shoe clerk, who is intrigued. He kisses her, but her chaperone hits him with her umbrella.

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Edwin S. Porter (uncredited)
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Uncredited cast:
Edward Boulden ... The Clerk (uncredited)
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A clerk looks over the bank of stacked shoe boxes on the wall behind him. Two women enter, perhaps a mother and her grown daughter, one in white and one in black, both wearing large hats. The younger of the two asks to see shoes while the older one, sitting on the far side of the clerk, reads. He shows the younger woman a sample, then another. She selects the second, and he puts it on her foot, taking his time with the buttons and buckles. She slowly raises her skirt to display her ankle and then her calf. He looks up at her. Wait a second - is he a heel or is this a planned assignation? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

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August 1903 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vidám cipészinas See more »

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1.33 : 1
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One of the 50 films in the 4-disk boxed DVD set called "Treasures from American Film Archives (2000)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 18 American film archives. This film was preserved by the Museum of Modern Art. See more »

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1 January 2009 | by mrdonleoneSee all my reviews

it's really funny to see some situation like that even in an old flick like this it's a bit unfair for the poor shoe clerk he is a perfect example of the hard working man that ultimately gets fired because he cannot stay of the little bonuses of his work its a kind of fairy tale because if you watch it today you can understand many other things about it I think it's about life itself you work hard and you earn your money but if you want to enjoy life a bit you get punched on the nose my life story in a movie we could have learned other things if the gay shoe clerk wouldn't have done what he did but the director chose to depict the situation like this it's not the question why it's about how we handle things we didn't suspect


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