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The Shop Around The CornerAlfred Kralik is the top salesman at a leathergoods shop in Budapest owned by the high-strung Mr. Hugo Matuschek. Kralik's coworkers at Matuschek and Company include his friend, Pirovitch, Ferencz Vadas, and Pepi Katona. One morning, Kralik reveals to Pirovitch that he's been corresponding anonymously with an intelligent and cultured woman whose ad he came across in the newspaper.Keywords:
Actors of "The Shop Around The Corner"Felix BressartBirthdate: 2 March 1892, Eydtkuhnen, East Prussia, Germany [now Chernyshevskoe, Russia]
Characters of "The Shop Around The Corner"
Directors of "The Shop Around The Corner"Ernst LubitschBirthdate: 29 January 1892, Berlin, Germany
Creators of "The Shop Around The Corner"Samson RaphaelsonBirthdate: 30 March 1894, New York City, New York, USAMiklós LászlóBirthdate: 5 May 1903, Budapest, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]
Critic Reviews of "The Shop Around The Corner"TIME MagazineDecember 05, 2008
As the plot has as many complications as characters, much of the fun comes in watching Scripter Samson Raphaelson neatly tangle and untangle them without tying himself in a hard knot.VarietyNovember 27, 2007
Although picture carries the indelible stamp of Ernst Lubitsch at his best in generating humor and human interest from what might appear to be unimportant situations, it carries further to impress via the outstanding characterizations by Margaret SullavanChicago ReaderNovember 27, 2007
This 1940 film is one of Ernst Lubitsch's finest and most enduring works, a romantic comedy of dazzling range.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Thoroughly different from To Be or Not To Be but just as exhilarating, it's one of the few films truly justifying Lubitsch's reputation for a 'touch.'New York TimesMay 20, 2003
...a pretty kettle of bubbling brew it makes under Mr. Lubitsch's deft and tender management and with a genial company to play it gently, well this side of farce and well that side of utter seriousness.Slant MagazineDecember 22, 2014
The charm of the gimmick in Lubitsch's take is passed over quickly in favor of studying both its effects on those involved, as well as the dynamics of the workplace at large.Empire MagazineDecember 12, 2014
Nostalgic and charming romance with special moments in the extra-narrative action.Observer (UK)February 10, 2014
One of the greatest romantic comedies.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsDecember 19, 2012
Wonderful period low-budget light romantic comedy taking place during the Depression among a few underpaid neurotics surviving in the workforce of a small notions store.Cinema SightAugust 16, 2011
Entertaining to a fault, the film doesn't ignite the imagination in the way many other films of the period did.Total FilmDecember 15, 2010
Sure, the plot-turns are foreseeable, but the film's wit and perfectly gauged performances are undimmed delights.GuardianDecember 09, 2010
Lubitsch demonstrates that romantic comedies, like popcorn, can be enjoyed salty as well as sweet.
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