The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
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Dead Woman's Shoes/Wong's Lost and Found Emporium 

"Dead Woman's Shoes": A meek thrift store clerk is possessed by the spirit of a dead woman. "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium": A man in search of his compassion looks for it in a mysterious place.


Paul Lynch, Peter Medak


Rod Serling (created by), Lynn Barker (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Mirren ... Maddie Duncan (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Jeffrey Tambor ... Kyle Montgomery (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Theresa Saldana ... Inez (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Robert Pastorelli ... Man (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Sasha von Scherler ... Eileen (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Hardy Rawls ... Hyatt (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Tyra Ferrell ... Maid (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Julie Dolan ... Girl (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Leslie Bega ... Girl (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Nana Visitor ... Lori (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Lance E. Nichols ... Cabbie (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes") (as Lance Nichols)
Pia Grønning ... Susan Montgomery (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
Brian Tochi ... David Wong (segment "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium")
Anna Maria Poon Anna Maria Poon ... Melinda (segment "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium")
Carol Bruce ... Mrs. Whitford (segment "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium")


"Dead Woman's Shoes": A meek thrift store clerk is possessed by the spirit of a dead woman. "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium": A man in search of his compassion looks for it in a mysterious place.

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Release Date:

22 November 1985 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium", David bitterly mentions the Vincent Chin case where a retrial of both the man's killers resulted in the acquittal of the one who held him down while the one who bludgeoned him to death was condemned - after the episode, the second man was released on a technicality as well. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Possessed shoes, and an emporium of human discovery.
8 December 2018 | by b_kiteSee all my reviews

Episode nine returns back to two segments. The first "Dead Woman's Shoes" has Helen MIrren as a shy quiet woman who works at a thrift store. She tries on a pair of black high heels one day and becomes its owner, a hellbent on revenge woman who mysteriously died, but, did her husband have anything to do with it?. This really is a pretty good tale primarily due to the acting talents of Mirren and Jeffrey Tambor. The conclusion is also fun to. The second "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium" has a man looking for a magic store were one can rediscover there lost emotions, including humanity, compassion, and sense of humor. It's incredibly sappy and the acting isn't to good to boot which doesn't help it. As another reviewer so rightly said my main issue with the 1980s version of the series is that it seems to be full of sappy heartstrings episodes. while Serling's original series was more influenced by unsettling questions of morals and the unexplained. Overall a decent episode.

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