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The Shop Around the Corner (1940) Movie Information

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Comedy, Romance





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Ernst Lubitsch


Margaret Sullavan
James Stewart
Frank Morgan
Joseph Schildkraut
Sara Haden
Felix Bressart





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Before there was a "you've Got Mail", there was this movie, which has the two protagonist corresponding via regular mail. -- MaceeRae

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mitchellyoung 05/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Before any Nora Ephron novel, there was The Shop Around the Corner, a film which uses the device of mistaken identity to its fullest and produces a heart-warming and very funny romantic comedy. Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullivan play against each other perfectly and the film has a fun cast of colorful supporting characters. The witty script holds up today and the film ends on a triumphantly hilarious and smile-inducing note.

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Allison 12/06/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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Good laughs and most importantly it has the Lubitsch touch.

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  Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
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01/24/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Shop Around the Corner review

This reviewer had high hopes for this popular movie. Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) is a salesman who encounters Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan), who was looking for a job. Mr. Hugo Matuschek (Frank Morgan) owns a shop and gets sick, so he appoints Alfred to run it. Typical "talkies" film in which the comical moments were only few. Stewart was impressive as always but the whole feel and pace just too dragging. Frank was a good support as the owner. Cast did a decent job, nothing extravagant or over the top as well. Soundtrack was not memorable and didn't play a huge part. The conclusion was interesting but the build-up was sluggish. A simple premise with some dated humor, The Shop Around the Corner is an average comedy which involves love, behavior of employees and management of a...

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  Lenny Manzo
Lenny Manzo
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01/17/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Film Review: The Shop Around the Corner

You should include this DVD in your holiday viewing this year. Itís an obscure film that is absolutely delightful, a great movie that cuts through all demographics.

When I saw The Shop Around the Corner, I realized Ernst Lubitsch was a great filmmaker. He is one of the heavies of the old days who is overlooked today when we look back at the golden age of cinema. Case and point The Shop Around the Corner, is a masterpiece and truly a lost gem.

This is a lovely comedy that does not ware down with age. What I enjoyed most was the script and the eloquent way the players delivered their lines. Lubitsch is a master of innuendo and the dialogue is wonderful. A good story craftily woven together, carried through by excellent acting starring James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan and a solid...


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