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The Shop Around the Corner


Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut View All


Ernst Lubitsch (Director), Samson Raphaelson (Screenplay), Ben Hecht (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jan. 10th, 1940
Runtime: 1 hour, 39 minutes
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realising that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.
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Synopsis: Two employees at a small Budapest gift shop (Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart) can't stand being in each other's presences...they bicker and argue all the time.
The supporting characters don't all ring true (the shop's wise-cracking errand boy is more than a little irksome), but they flesh out the film and its setting impressively enough so that when the film ends up dedicating time to a sub-plot involving the shop's boss suspecting his wife of infidelity, ....
Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) has worked at a gift shop for almost a decade under the mercurial ownership of Mr.
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