The Shopping Bag Lady

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The Shopping Bag Lady
Directed byBert Salzman
Written byBert Salzman
StarringMildred Dunnock
CinematographyPaul Glickman
Music byArlon Ober
Release date
Running time
25 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Shopping Bag Lady is a 1975 American short film directed by Bert Salzman and starring Mildred Dunnock.

Plot summary[edit]

A shopping-bag lady, Annie Lewis (Mildred Dunnock), is viewed as a homeless nobody by two thoughtless teenage girls. After Annie is picked up by the police due to a misunderstanding, one of the girls (Emily) learns to see her as a human being after looking through Annie's possessions (which Emily has salvaged). As a result Emily is more compassionate towards her grandmother, with whom she lives.[1]


  • Mildred Dunnock as Annie Lewis (the Shopping Bag Lady)
  • Julie Wakefield as Emily
  • Holly Scott as Lucy
  • Eleanor Phelps as Grandmother
  • Justine Miceli as Helen
  • William Bressant as Cop
  • Debbie Howard as Girl in school
  • Laura Whyte as Nurse
  • Chip Carroll as Martin
  • Alice Beardsley as Woman in park

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Shopping Bag Lady. Internet Archive. Retrieved 2011-03-08.

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