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The Shop Around the Corner Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Stewart

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This delightful romantic comedy takes place in a rather thinly-depicted Hungarian town. Klara Novak (Margaret Sullivan) and Alfred Kralik (Jimmy Stewart) are among the staff of the gift shop owned by demanding, insensitive Hugo Matuschek (Frank Morgan, best known as the wizard of Oz). The two grate on each other mightily; what they don't know is that they have been carrying on an epistolary romance through the post office! Competition with other staff members supplies more comedy and plot complications. This 1940 film based on a stage play inspired the later stage musical "Boy Meets Girl" and the 1998 Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan movie "You've Got Mail."
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



Script Analysis of The Shop Around the Corner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Getting ahead in:    -   business How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   1 () Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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