The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner
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DVD Features:

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Documentary The Miracle of Sound
  • Languages: English & French
  • Subtitles in English, French & Spanish
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: THE MIRACLE OF SOUND (Includes Ernst Lubitsh footage)
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailer
      3. YOU'VE GOT MAIL
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    • Production Notes

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Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 12/15/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film's wit and perfectly gauged performances are undimmed delights."

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Tell bickering Budapest gift-shop workers Alfred and Klara that they love each other and they might call you crazy. No lovers can compare to the romantic, secret pen pals each knows only as Dear Friend. What Alfred and Klara don't know, of course, is that they are each other's Dear Friend. In the third of their four luminous screen pairings, Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart star in this valentine to love wrapped in the ribbon of director Ernst Lubitsch's trademark touch: wit instead of buffoonery, sentiment instead of sentimentality, affection instead of attitude. As enchanting today as it was yesterday, The Shop Around the Corner was breezily updated to the electronic age when Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan clicked together in You've Got Mail. In any age, your patronage will be cheerfully rewarded.

Product Description:

Though James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan also starred together in NEXT TIME WE LOVE, THE MORTAL STORM, and THE SHOPWORN ANGEL, their best pairing is this classic romance directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Here the stars play two sales clerks in a Budapest shop who dislike each other, but inadvertently fall in love while corresponding as pseudonymous pen pals.THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER was later remade as the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan romantic comedy YOU'VE GOT MAIL, but it's hard to compare to the beauty and simplicity of the original.

Plot Synopsis:

Lubitsch's charming and gentle romance, set in Budapest.
Klara Novak and Alfred Kralik have fallen in love -- but if they were to pass each other on the street, they wouldn't know: they've met only as pen-pals, and haven't even signed the letters with their real names. So when Klara applies for a job in the shop where Alfred works as head clerk, he turns her down cold... until his boss overrules the decision and takes Klara on.
As the two continue their loving correspondence, they embark on a combative personal relationship. Will the hostilities cease when the truth comes to light' Or will their hopes for romance be destroyed forever'

Plot Keywords:

Essential Cinema | Love Story | Recommended | Romance | Switching Roles

Production Notes:

  • THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999.

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  • UPC: 012569566927
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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