(Lois Weber, 1916, US, 60 min.)
Eva Meyer (Mary MacLaren) is poor shop girl working at a five-and-dime. She is the sole wage earner for three younger sisters, a mother who struggles to hold everything together, and a father who prefers beer and penny dreadfuls to work. Each week, Eva returns to her cold-water flat and dutifully hands over her meager earnings to her mother. But her wages barely cover the grocer’s bill and cannot provide for decent clothing. With only cardboard to patch the holes in the soles of her shoes, Eva’s life becomes harder with each rainy day and every splinter. In constant pain and with no solution in sight, the disheartened girl considers the uninvited advances of Cabaret Charlie (William V. Mong), a cad with clearly dishonorable intentions.
(Lois Weber, 1913, US, 10 min.)
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 7:30pm to 8:40pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119