Shoes [Blu-ray]


aec.osco152br 2/6/18 New

Product Promotions

20% off CD, DVD, and Blu-ray when you buy 2 or more (excludes pre-orders, sale items, and exclusives)

Shipping Promotions

ID: aec.osco152br


    Blu-ray Disc

Add to cart options

Product Actions

Availability: In Stock


Having directed several films in tandem with her husband Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber went solo with the 1916 production Shoes. The film was based on a Collier's Magazine story by Stella Wynne Herron, which in turn was inspired by a quote from a book by 19th-century humanitarian Jane Addams. The heroine, working-girl Eve Meyer (Mary McLaren), 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, bitterly ruminating over "what might have been" during the film's somber closing scenes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
  • No information available
Video Features
  • Shelley Stamp commentary track
  • Unshod Maiden, 1932 spoof of Shoes
  • Richard Koszarski audio interview with Mary MacLaren, 1971
  • EYE Filmmuseum's before-and-after video and original Dutch intro to Shoes
  • 1911 short film, The Price, directed by and starring Weber & Phillips Smalley (13 mins)
Number of Discs

Customer Reviews