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Shoes (1916)




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Movie Info

In this film, working-girl Eve Meyer is unable to afford a new pair of shoes on her meager wages. After several frustrating weeks of trying to scrimp and save, Eve is reduced to selling herself sexually for the sake of the shoes. She comes to regret this decision.


Harry Griffith
as Her father
Mary MacLaren
as Eva Meyer
William V. Mong
as "Cabaret" Charlie

Critic Reviews for Shoes

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

There are no "big" or "sensational" scenes, merely a vision of life as it actually is, and devoid of all theatricalism.

November 18, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

All praise to its perfection of acting, by Mary MacLaren and the others. All praise to the fact that every atom of Its fine-drawn drama grows out of the hearts, the lives, the motives of real human beings.

November 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Weber-who, like Griffith, knew how to pull viewers deep inside a character's emotional vortex-reveals how the chronic envy of these young shopworkers, selling merchandise they can't afford themselves, sucks them into a rapacious economy.

March 21, 2019 | Full Review…

The production rings true, and at no moment do the players appear to be acting.

December 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Sweet and appealing is the acting of little Mary MacLaren in the splendid Lois Weber production of Shoes.

December 16, 2020 | Full Review…

This sort of stuff has been done to death for years In the cheap touring' companies, and as presented by the Blue Bird Co. Is neither better nor worse than the average film treating of a similar theme.

December 16, 2020 | Full Review…

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