Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Flicks: The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

About the Movie:
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.

From Me: The Shop Around the Corner is one of my favorite old movie, I can watch it over and over again and never tire of the story! All of the actors are great and I love hearing them say "Matuschek" LOL


Jess said...

I loved this movie. Roman Holiday is a fav of mine as well.