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The Shop Around The Corner

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Alfred Kralik is the top salesman at a leathergoods shop in Budapest owned by the high-strung Mr. Hugo Matuschek. Kralik's coworkers at Matuschek and Company include his friend, Pirovitch, Ferencz Vadas, and Pepi Katona. One morning, Kralik reveals to Pirovitch that he's been corresponding anonymously with an intelligent and cultured woman whose ad he came across in the newspaper.
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Total Film
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December 15, 2010

Sure, the plot-turns are foreseeable, but the film's wit and perfectly gauged performances are undimmed delights.
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Observer (UK)
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February 10, 2014

One of the greatest romantic comedies.
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Chicago Reader
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November 27, 2007

This 1940 film is one of Ernst Lubitsch's finest and most enduring works, a romantic comedy of dazzling range.
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Guardian
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December 09, 2010

Lubitsch demonstrates that romantic comedies, like popcorn, can be enjoyed salty as well as sweet.
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Time Out
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February 09, 2006

Thoroughly different from To Be or Not To Be but just as exhilarating, it's one of the few films truly justifying Lubitsch's reputation for a 'touch.'
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Empire Magazine
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December 12, 2014

Nostalgic and charming romance with special moments in the extra-narrative action.
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TIME Magazine
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December 05, 2008

As the plot has as many complications as characters, much of the fun comes in watching Scripter Samson Raphaelson neatly tangle and untangle them without tying himself in a hard knot.
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Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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December 19, 2012

Wonderful period low-budget light romantic comedy taking place during the Depression among a few underpaid neurotics surviving in the workforce of a small notions store.
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New York Times
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May 20, 2003

...a pretty kettle of bubbling brew it makes under Mr. Lubitsch's deft and tender management and with a genial company to play it gently, well this side of farce and well that side of utter seriousness.
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Cinema Sight
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August 16, 2011

Entertaining to a fault, the film doesn't ignite the imagination in the way many other films of the period did.
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Variety
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November 27, 2007

Although picture carries the indelible stamp of Ernst Lubitsch at his best in generating humor and human interest from what might appear to be unimportant situations, it carries further to impress via the outstanding characterizations by Margaret Sullavan
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Slant Magazine
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December 22, 2014

The charm of the gimmick in Lubitsch's take is passed over quickly in favor of studying both its effects on those involved, as well as the dynamics of the workplace at large.
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