1940: The Shop Around the Corner


– Director: Ernst Lubitsch

– Stacker score: 92.2

– Metascore: 96

– IMDb user rating: 8.1

– Runtime: 99 minutes

Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart play a pair of antagonistic gift shop employees in this charming rom-com. As they butt heads at work, the two form an unwitting romance by way of an anonymous pen pal exchange. Both this film and 1998’s “You’ve Got Mail” are based on an original play by Hungarian writer Miklós László.

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