The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)


  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1940-01-12
  • User Rating: 8.2/10 from 677 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Ernst Lubitsch
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Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realising that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

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  • James Stewart

    as Alfred Kralik
  • Margaret Sullavan

    as Klara Novak
  • Frank Morgan

    as Hugo Matuschek
  • Joseph Schildkraut

    as Ferencz Vadas
  • Sara Haden

    as Flora
  • Felix Bressart

    as Pirovitch
  • William Tracy

    as Pepi Katona
  • Inez Courtney

    as Ilona
  • Sarah Edwards

    as Woman Customer
  • Edwin Maxwell

    as Doctor
  • Charles Halton

    as Detective
  • Charles Smith

    as Rudy
  • Charles Arnt

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Joan Blair

    as Customer (uncredited)
  • Mary Carr

    as Grandmother (uncredited)
  • Mabel Colcord

    as Aunt Anna (uncredited)
  • Claire Du Brey

    as Customer (uncredited)
  • William Edmunds

    as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Grace Hayle

    as Plump Woman (uncredited)
  • Mira McKinney

    as Customer (uncredited)
  • Sol Murgi

    as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Renie Riano

    as Customer (uncredited)
  • Gertrude Simpson

    as Customer (uncredited)
  • Ruth Warren

    as Customer (uncredited)
Directing Ernst Lubitsch Director
Writing Miklós László Theatre Play
Writing Samson Raphaelson Screenplay
Production Ernst Lubitsch Producer
Sound Werner R. Heymann Original Music Composer
Camera William H. Daniels Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Sydney Guilaroff Hairstylist
Art Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration
Editing Gene Ruggiero Editor
Art Cedric Gibbons Art Direction
Sound Wally Heglin Orchestrator
Directing Horace Hough Assistant Director
Sound Douglas Shearer Sound Director
Art Wade B. Rubottom Art Direction
Production Arthur Rose Unit Manager
Crew Ben Hecht Additional Writing
Art Mentor Huebner Production Illustrator