Shop Around The CornerDirector: Ernst Lubitsch
The Shop Around the Corner is adapted from the Hungarian play by Nikolaus (Miklos) Laszlo. Budapest gift-shop clerk Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and newly hired shopgirl Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) hate each other almost at first sight. Kralik would prefer the company of the woman with whom he is corresponding by mail but has never met. Novak likewise carries a torch for her male pen pal, whom she also has never laid eyes on. It doesn't take a PhD degree to figure out that Kralik and Novak have been writing letters to each other. The film's many subplots are carried by Frank Morgan as the kindhearted shopkeeper and by Joseph Schildkraut as a backstabbing employee whose comeuppance is sure to result in spontaneous applause from the audience. Directed with comic delicacy by Ernst Lubitsch, this was later remade in 1949 as In the Good Old Summertime, and in 1998 as You've Got Mail. It was also musicalized as the 1963 Broadway production She Loves Me.
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Cast & Crew
|Margaret Sullavan||Klara Novak|
|James Stewart||Alfred Kralik|
|Frank Morgan||Hugo Matuschek|
|Joseph Schildkraut||Ferencz Vadas|
|William Tracy||Pepi Katena|
|Sarah Edwards||Woman Customer|
|Charles B. Smith||Rudy|
|Mabel Colcord||Aunt Anna|
|Claire Du Brey||Customer|
|Grace Hayle||Plump Woman|
|Gertrude Simpson||Women Customer|
|William H. Daniels||Cinematographer|
|Cedric Gibbons||Art Director|
|Werner Richard Heymann||Score Composer|
|Wade B. Rubottom||Art Director|
|Edwin B. Willis||Set Decoration/Design|
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I love this movie! There is such a charm about old black and white movies that today's movies have a hard time matching. If you liked You've Got Mail, you will love the movie it came from.
A wonderful romantic picture, a great cast & Director that proved remakes seldom match this original. You've Got Mail, the modern version was good but Hanks performance did not measure up to Meg Ryan, being perfectly cast she stole the picture.
We somehow lost our copy of this movie during 2004 and went through Christmas without it,missing it terribly,searching the entire house; now I buy a new copy. It has become one of our favorite holiday movies (and very entertaining any other time of year!) How is it that some movies just become part of our lives, like very good friends who can never be forgotten and are missed when you don't see them for a while? - this is one of THOSE very special movies that makes Christmas a true celebration.
James Sewart is one of my alltime favorite actors. As Angela(from the tv show "the office") would say, "He's so talented...." :)
Outstanding performances by Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan and great supporting cast. No wonder they made a musical version "In the Good Ole Summertime" and updated version "You've Got Mail". A family favorite at Christmastime.
This is our favorite Jimmy Stewart classic of all times. Much better than the newer ''You've Got Mail'' even though we're big Tom Hanks fans.