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The Shop Around the Corner

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Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Plot Synopsis:

Ernst Lubitsch adds his unique style of directorial aplomb to this timeless love story that marked the third of Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart's four film appearances together. A 1936 play by Nikolaus Laszlo called "Perfumerie" was the basis for this timeless love story set in a Budapest shop. With a witty screenplay adaptation by Samson Raphaelson, Stewart and Sullavan play bickering gift-shop workers Alfred and Klara, unaware that they have fallen in love with each other as secret pen pals who only know their respective correspondents as "Dear Friend". The charm of the stars ably supported by a sterling supporting cast headed by Frank Morgan make this timeless classic one to enjoy over and over again. The story was later filmed as "In The Good Old Summertime" with Judy Garland and Van Johnson in 1949, and as "You've Got Mail" in 1998. It was also the basis of the 1963 Broadway musical favorite "She Loves Me". Beautifully remastered from protection film elements made right from the original nitrate negative, this new Blu-ray presentation of the original 1940 classic is a joy to behold.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: December 22nd, 2020
    Movie Release Year: 1940
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Warner Archive Collection
  • Technical Specs
    Length:99 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW RESTORATION OF THE FILM
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:
    • Vintage MGM promotional film: "The Miracle Of Sound"
    • Screen Guild Theater radio broadcast (9/29/40) with Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart and Frank Morgan
    • Lux Radio Theater broadcast (6/23/41) with Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche