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The Shop Around The Corner

1 h 38 min1940X-RayNR
James Stewart is a Budapest store clerk who finds himself feuding with his co-worker, Margaret Sullavan, only to unknowingly fall in love with her. James Stewart is a Budapest store clerk who finds himself feuding with his co-worker, Margaret Sullavan, only to unknowingly fall in love with her.
Ernst Lubitsch
James StewartMargaret SullavanFrank Morgan
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Joseph SchildkrautSara HadenFelix BressartWilliam TracyInez CourtneySarah EdwardsEdwin MaxwellCharles HaltonCharles Smith
Ernst Lubitsch
Warner Bros.
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4.6 out of 5 stars

1139 global ratings

  1. 77% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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M. RanceReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 February 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Terrific restoration. Terrific film.
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I have always loved this film. And so I own several copies. But this version released on blu ray in December 2020 by Warne Archives is the best. I believe this is a 4K scan and it pays off. Grain structure is solid, detail is crisp and the sound is excellent.

If you want to know more about this famous film, there are many better reviewers who can give a hundred good reasons to watch this. By this copy when you do.
3 people found this helpful
DCReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 December 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fabulous Xmas film
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Let's be clear, this film dates from 1940, so it's an old black and white film. That said it is a lovely old black and white film. It is romantic, sentimental, funny and charming and one James Stewart's very best. Having said that the themes contained are quite dark, as many of the best Xmas films, but it is never maudling and it always retains its wit and charm.
Performances are stellar (I especially like Felix Bressart as Pirovitch, who steals every scene he is in). It is a film that leaves you feeling uplifted, without over-manipulating your feelings by means of a schmaltzy, tear jerking ending. Just wonderful!
6 people found this helpful
Retro65Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 November 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Don’t buy this import.
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Great film but the reason for my one star is it has Korean subtitles all the way through it. No mention of this on the listing. Bright yellow subtitles ruin the enjoyment of this film. Don’t waste your money on this and try buy it elsewhere.
7 people found this helpful
ChrisReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 May 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Give it a try
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I’d never seen this before and I struggled to get through it but looking back it’s a quality film which is worth seeing again. James Stuart is a bit gauche. Margaret Sullavan has something magical and the supporting actors are divine. They truly don’t make them like this anymore.
One person found this helpful
peter marklandReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 August 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cosy and warm feeling
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Very pleasant film to watch , on my own .’, so that I can feel that the worlds not “ all bad “ . Love James Stuart’s acting also .
2 people found this helpful
A. HadlowReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 December 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
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I love b&w old movies and watched this as it had been recommended as a Xmas movie. I found it too shouty and unnecessarily dramatic and prefer the modern version of the story "You've got mail".
2 people found this helpful
Deirdre alexanderReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 January 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic Christmas movie
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Love this movie. Can remember watching this with my mum as a child and it didn’t disappoint this time round. One of life’s feel good movies, to be appreciated time and time again.
Another brilliant film starring Jimmy Stewart.
Remember and choose off for the language, or else you have subtitles. Enjoy.
Ms. R. JohnsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 May 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Old school 'you've got mail'
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This is a must see if you saw the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan remake of the film, you will be very charmed and surprised that they did it so much better in the 1940's. I don't want to ruin anything for you but it is head and shoulders better than the modern day version, enjoy yourself!
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