The Shop Around the Corner

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The Shop Around the Corner ★★★½ 1940

A lowkey romantic classic in which Stewart and Sullavan are feuding clerks in a small Budapest shop, who unknowingly fall in love via a lonely hearts club. Charming portrayal of ordinary people in ordinary situations. Adapted from the Nikolaus Laszlo's play “Parfumerie.” Later made into a musical called “In the Good Old Summertime” and, on Broadway, “She Loves Me.” 99m/ B VHS, DVD . Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut, Sara Haden, Felix Bressart, Charles Halton; D: Ernst Lubitsch; W: Samson Raphaelson; C: William H. Daniels; M: Werner R. Heymann. Natl. Film Reg. '99.