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The Shop Around the Corner (1940) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and produced by Ernst Lubitsch.

The Shop Around the Corner was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1999.

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25 Days of Christmas: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

on Dec 7, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published December 1st, 2014 As one comment on the Facebook page read when I alluded to my less-than-positive review of this film, it may be time to get out your pitchforks, readers. ?It’s not that I didn’t like The Shop Around the Corner; it’s just not my favorite Ernst... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

on Dec 4, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published December 1st, 2014 As one comment on the Facebook page read when I alluded to my less-than-positive review of this film, it may be time to get out your pitchforks, readers. ?It’s not that I didn’t like The Shop Around the Corner; it’s just not my favorite Ernst... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

on Dec 5, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published December 1st, 2014 As one comment on the Facebook page read when I alluded to my less-than-positive review of this film, it may be time to get out your pitchforks, readers. ?It’s not that I didn’t like The Shop Around the Corner; it’s just not my favorite Ernst... Read full article


The Shop Around the Corner (1940, Ernst Lubitsch)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 28, 2014 From The Stop Button

The Shop Around the Corner has a lot going on in a limited space. It’s not particularly long–under 100 minutes–and it mostly takes place in (or outside) the titular shop. And, while the present action is about six and a half months (there’s a big jump), the back story defines... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

on Dec 1, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

As one comment on the Facebook page read when I alluded to my less-than-positive review of this film, it may be time to get out your pitchforks, readers. ?It’s not that I didn’t like The Shop Around the Corner; it’s just not my favorite Ernst Lubitsch film. ?One issue is I’m ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Klara Novak (Miss Novak): [In her letter to Alfred] : Oh, my Dear Friend, my heart was trembling as I walked into the post office, and there you were, lying in Box 237. I took you out of your envelope and read you, read you right there.


Klara Novak (Miss Novak): All my knowledge came from books, and I'd just finished a novel about a glamorous French actress from the Comedie Francaise. That's the theater in France. When she wanted to arouse a man's interest, she treated him like a dog.
Alfred Kralik: Yes, well, you treated me like a dog.
Klara Novak (Miss Novak): Yes, but instead of licking my hand, you barked.


Alfred Kralik: There might be a lot we don't know about each other. You know, people seldom go to the trouble of scratching the surface of things to find the inner truth.
Klara Novak (Miss Novak): Well I really wouldn't care to scratch your surface, Mr. Kralik, because I know exactly what I'd find. Instead of a heart, a hand-bag. Instead of a soul, a suitcase. And instead of an intellect, a cigarette lighter... which doesn't work.


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Facts about

Several people who are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were the Customers, Claire Du Brey, Mira McKinney, Renie Riano and Ruth Warren.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 29, 1940 with Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart and Frank Morgan reprising their film roles.
Soon after wrapping principal photography, Ernst Lubitsch talked to the New York Sun in January 1940. "It's not a big picture, just a quiet little story that seemed to have some charm. It didn't cost very much, for such a cast, under $500,000. It was made in twenty-eight days. I hope it has some charm."
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The Shop Around the Corner

Released 1940
Inducted 1999
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