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The Shopping Bag Lady (1976)

Set In Manhattan's Central Park, this film is the poignant story of a teenage girl's encounter with a homeless old woman (movingly portrayed by distinguished actress Mildred Dunnock) who ... See full summary »

Director:

Bert Salzman

Writer:

Bert Salzman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mildred Dunnock ... Shopping Bag Lady - Annie
Julie Wakefield Julie Wakefield ... Emily
Holly Scott Holly Scott ... Lucy
Eleanor Phelps Eleanor Phelps ... Grandmother
Justine Miceli ... Helen
William Bressant William Bressant ... Cop (as Bill Bressant)
Debbie Howard Debbie Howard ... Girl in school
Laura Whyte Laura Whyte ... Nurse (as Laura Wilcox Whyte)
Chip Carroll Chip Carroll ... Martin
Alice Beardsley ... Woman in park
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Set In Manhattan's Central Park, this film is the poignant story of a teenage girl's encounter with a homeless old woman (movingly portrayed by distinguished actress Mildred Dunnock) who carries all her belongings around in shopping bags. This encounter eventually leads to the girl's understanding of the problems of aging and the dignity of all individuals, regardless of their place in society. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shopping Bag Lady See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Edited into CBS Children's Film Festival: Shopping Bag Lady (1976) See more »

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Wonderful short film
10 February 2005 | by RipshinSee all my reviews

As a child in the late 60s and early 70s, I watched the "CBS Children's Film Festival" with Kukla, Fran & Ollie. This short film was shown as an episode of the series, and I'll never forget its effect on me. Although I have not seen it since, I can remember several distinct scenes, and my emotional response to the storyline.

Although the project may not have been made for the Saturday series, most of my friends recall seeing it on that venue.

It's a shame this short is no longer available to the public. One can only hope it resurfaces sometime in the future. Perhaps the advent of old shows on DVD will eventually result in its rediscovery.


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