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Director: Ernst Lubitsch     Starring: James Stewart Margaret Sullavan
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Shop Around the Corner DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40173823
UPC: 012569566927
UPC 14: 00012569566927
Rating: NR
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Two sales clerks in a budapest shop dislike each other, but inadvertently fall in love while corresponding as pseudonymous pen pals.
Editor's Note
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.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/1/2002
Video Play Time Running Time: 100 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1940
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 65669
Video UPC UPC: 00012569566927
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Charles Halton
Video Cast Info Inez Courtney
Video Cast Info James Stewart
Video Cast Info Sara Haden
Video Cast Info Margaret Sullavan
Video Cast Info Charles Smith
Video Cast Info Joseph Schildkraut
Video Cast Info William Tracy
Video Cast Info Felix Bressart
Video Cast Info Frank Morgan
Video Cast Info Gene Ruggiero - Editor
Video Cast Info Cedric Gibbons - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Ernst Lubitsch - Producer
Video Cast Info William Daniels - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Samson Raphaelson - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Wade B. Rubottom - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Werner Richard Heymann - Composer
Video Cast Info Ernst Lubitsch - Director
Plot Summary
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?

Professional Reviews

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