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Shop Around The Corner
First time I have seen this film. I am a big Jimmy Stewart fan and will now add this to the list of his greatest movies. Thanks to TCM we have a chance to see this and other great films.
The Shop Around the Corner
- Dashiell B.
A charming romantic-comedy to be enjoyed during Christmas time. Two salespeople who hate each other don't realize their romantic pen pal's, Stewart is magnificent & Sullavan deserved a Best Actress nomination and the supporting cast is splendid. Director Lubitsch, as always, adapts the play from Miklos Laszlo with such skillful class, but the story is fairly predictable. Stewart & Sullavan's fond chemistry, Lubitsch's direction makes this an excellent film. I give it a 4/5.
Christmas Time Classic
Always love watching this classic; it's great TCM will show this Christmas Eve @ 8:00PM!
Lots of fun here........
Lots of fun here, but the remake 'In the Good Old Summertime' I personally enjoy even more. 'You've Got Mail' the newest remake is also a good movie. Very rare when each version of a movie is quality.
Great year for Stewart, Morgan, and Sullavan
- Jeff Boston
1940 was a great year for the accomplished actors Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, and Frank Morgan, with their talent on display in both "The Shop Around The Corner" and "The Mortal Storm," two classics. Stewart also starred in 1940's "The Philadelphia Story," for which he won an Oscar. Just the previous year, Stewart's timeless message movie "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" and Morgan's forever fanciful "The Wizard Of Oz" were released. Morgan's career included many great roles and his being an Academy Award recipient, and Stewart the iconic actor is also remembered for being a great patriot and veteran, going on many bombing missions against Nazi Germany just a few years after "The Shop Around The Corner" hit the big screen.
The Shop Around the Corner
- Mr. Blandings
And engaging "slice of life" film about a secret romance in a small retail business. James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut, and Felix Bressart are all superb in their respective roles. However, while the movie rings true to life, Margaret Sullavan's character works against believability and likeability by being overly abrasive, unappealing, and even downright repugnant. Had a softer approach to the character been taken, or had a more appealing actress brought something positive to the lines, the movie would have been so much better than it was.
One of the best ...
Finally properly released to DVD, this is one of those can't miss films but that few really have ever seen. The remake hasn't given it any attention either. Just a great sweet film with fantastic character actors and story. Its one of my newer favorites that I still am amazed isn't treated with more fame and attention. Watch it if you like the 40's era, watch if you like Jimmy, watch if you just like classic movies, watch if you like ... well anything Watch it!
in my top 5 ever!
This movie is 70 years old and the relationships among the characters is as fresh as ever. The banter between Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan is clever and quick - a few little changes to the dialog and it could be today. (Of course, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks updated it and they were good as well. but the story line in You've Got Mail is not nearly as charming.) Anyway who hasn't worked with a goofy but kind boss, an intolerable and sneaky colleague along with the rest of the coworkers who make the job pleasant. I love this movie.
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
This picture is just full of sweet, I found this film late in life and still it keeps my attention every time I watch it, if your a fan of Jimmy Stewart you should have this, and Frank Morgan and the supporting cast really round this one out
No collection is complete without this movie!
There is something magical about Budapest and the snow.....and the wonderful characters in this movie. Though the plot is somewhat simplistic, the way the characters handle the situations they face make this the ultimate christmas movie. "In The Good Old Summertime" is a remake of this and though it was very popular I think it lacks all of the charm and sentiment this film is so rich in.
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
A wonderful and charming film. Ernst Lubitsch has a magic touch when it come to directing. James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan are wonderful together and perfectly cast. The screenplay is superb, well photographed. Charming from start to finish.
This classic was remade!
- Brian S
The Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan movie, "You've Got Mail", is a remake of 'Shop Around the Corner". That's were the name of Meg Ryan's bookstore comes from.
I would shop there right away
I watched this movie few days ago for the first time and I loved it. The characters are so real and honest and all so interesting. Nothing is boring about this movie. If you love using your brain and be touched by superb feelings WATCH IT. James Stewart was at his best. Margaret Sullavan accent was so cute and funny. You will love this movie for sure, if you are a romantic at heart and if you want the good to WIN, I certainly DO. This is the AMERICA I Loved and dreamed of, before moving here from ITALY, hope it will be back and that the good AMERICAN WILL WIN AT THE END.
Love, Love, Love this movie!!! it is pretty much my all-time favorite... so clasic and sweet. jimmy stewart of course is at his best. i give it a thumbs up!!! totally recomend this. i'm 16 and a huge black and white movie fan, and this is tops in my book. it's my personal favorite of all 3 of the movies, (shop around the corner, good old summertime, and you've got mail)to sum it up this movie is AWESOME...
Shop Around The Corner is a real Classic with Style, Warmth and Wit.
The best in my book...
Absolutely the best telling of this story. No other version can truly compare. Every single aspect about this movie works together beautifully. Simple and perfect.
Warmth, wit, style.
Excellent movie. This may be the best pre-war performance by James Stewart in any film. The cast is marvelous. The Lubitsch touch is everywhere, from the witty but warm dialogue to the excellent pacing to the inevitable climax. This movie is a somewhat forgotten classic but I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes romantic comedies that have a bit of wit and wisdom also.