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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

[Alfred Kralik has just disclosed to Klara Novak that he is her anonymous pen pal]
Alfred Kralik: Are you disappointed?
Klara Novak (Miss Novak): Psychologically, I'm very confused... But personally, I don't feel bad at all.


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.


Alfred Kralik: [asking Pirovitch about cost of living for married couple] Suppose a fellow gets an apartment with three rooms. Dining room, bedroom, living room.
Pirovitch: What do you need three rooms for? You live in the bedroom.
Alfred Kralik: Where do you eat?
Pirovitch: In the kitchen. You get a nice big kitchen.
Alfred Kralik: Where do you entertain?
Pirovitch: Entertain? What are you, an embassador? Who do you want to entertain? Listen listen, if someone is really your friend, he comes after dinner.


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Facts about

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 26, 1945 with Felix Bressart reprising his film role.
"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.
The play, "Perfumerie" (also known as "Illatszertár"), was copyrighted 10 November 1936.
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National Film Registry

The Shop Around the Corner

Released 1940
Inducted 1999
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