Shop Around The Corner

Shop Around The Corner

Margaret Sullavan
Director: Ernst Lubitsch Cast: Margaret Sullavan
Margaret Sullavan
, James Stewart
James Stewart
, Frank Morgan
Frank Morgan
Ernst Lubitsch

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Subtitled / Full Frame)



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.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/22/2020
UPC: 0883929736416
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time: 1:39:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Margaret Sullavan Klara Novak
James Stewart Alfred Kralik
Frank Morgan Hugo Matuschek
Joseph Schildkraut Ferencz Vadas
Sara Haden Flora
Felix Bressart Pirovitch
William Tracy Pepi Katena
Inez Courtney Ilona
Sarah Edwards Woman Customer
Edwin Maxwell Doctor
Charles Halton Detective
Charles B. Smith Rudy
Charles Arnt Policeman
Joan Blair Customer
Mary Carr Grandmother
Mabel Colcord Aunt Anna
Claire Du Brey Customer
William Edmunds Waiter
Grace Hayle Plump Woman
Mira McKinney Customer
Renie Riano Customer
Gertrude Simpson Women Customer
Ruth Warren Customer

Technical Credits
Ernst Lubitsch Director,Producer
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Werner Richard Heymann Score Composer
Samson Raphaelson Screenwriter
Wade B. Rubottom Art Director
Gene Ruggiero Editor
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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