Feet First

Synopsis: Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon. The rest of the film he spends hiding his true circumstances, in the store and later on a ship. Trying to deliver a letter, he later finds himself dangling high above the street on a building's scaffolding.
Genre: Comedy
93 min

Tanner Shoes.

We must live up to our slogan.

"The World Walks

on Tanner Shoes. "

Now, you're my manager

down here...

...and you've got

to put this store over.

And furthermore,

don't talk back to me.

But I didn't say anything.

I was only thinking...

Don't even think back to me!

I won't have it!

You're here to sell shoes,

not to think.

And if I don't see

some results...

...when I get back here

on my next trip, you're fired.

Now, do you understand me?

You're fired!

Give me a match.

Never mind,

I'll light it myself.

Thank you, come again soon.

There you are.

Sets your foot off beautifully.

Now, that's the, uh, 4A...

...or what we call

"the perfect model. "

What is it?

Oh, why, Madam!

The leather, uh... Uh...

The leather

in the Tanner Shoe...

...is made from the hides

of contented cows.

Now, I think

they're very becoming.

What do you think?

I think you'd better cut out

this tomfoolery.

Go up front

and help trim that window.

Yes, sir.

I... I was just practicing

to be a salesman, Mr. Endicott.

You'll never make a salesman.


is 98% personality...

...and that's something

you haven't got.

Oh, yes I have. Look.

Ah! That's not personality,

that's stupidity.

Get up front and help Williams

trim that window.

Yes, sir.

It looks very nice.

Yes, it looks smart, too.

You know, it's a 4A...

...for what we call

"the perfect foot. "

Notice how snug it fits?

And I have a new sport model

I'd like to show you.

I'd like very much to see it.

Will you pardon me a minute?

I'd like you

to show me something...

...in a white Deauville, please.

- Yes, will you be seated?

- Thank you.

I'll have a man wait on you

right away.

Where's the other leg?

I'm gonna get it.

I'll be right back.

- Pardon me.

- Why, of course.


Now, what in the world

is the matter, Madam?

I never was so insulted

in my life!

I think that left foot's

a little tight.

- Haven't you a larger size?

- Uh, no, I haven't.

But I can have it stretched

for you...

...and make it very comfortable.

All right, and while

that's being done...

...will you show me

that sport shoe there?

Surely. Boy!

Stretch this shoe.

Does that feel all right?

- Yes.

- Hey.

Just let me lace it up for you.

Well, I think

it's a little tight.

A little tight?

Just let me take it off

and stretch it for you.

There, how's that?

That's all right.

I like that shoe very much.

That shoe he's stretching

looked very serviceable.

I doubt, Madam, if you'll ever

be able to wear it out.

Here, you may leave

fifteen minutes early...

...and deliver these

on your way home.

Yes, sir.

- How does that feel?

- That feels fine.

I thought it would.

You know, Madam, your instep

is much too beautiful...

...to be spoiled

by a short-vamped shoe.

- Oh, do you really think so?

- I certainly do.

Now, that feels very well

in there, doesn't it?

- Yes, it does.

- And it's comfortable?

Madam, your instep

is much too beautiful...

...to be spoiled by a sh...

Yes, ma'am. Always, yes, ma'am.


Would you get me

a glass of water?

Yes, ma'am.

Oh! Oh! You... You idiot!

Oh, of all the dumb tricks!

Look at me! You... You...

Henry, did you put

my music in the car?

Yes, Miss.

It's right on the back seat.

Oh, I have it. Here it is.

Say, pansy.

Yeah? He ain't got no right

bustin' into my car...

...that way, either.

Anyway, I think he did it

on purpose.

Get back in the car, Henry.

Don't pay any attention

to this big brute.

Say, lady,

this is a private scrap.

I'll pull that guy

out of the car and...

Here, here. What do you mean

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