The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Recommended
USA
Feature Film
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Writers: Samson Raphaelson, László Miklós
Cinematographer: William Daniels
Composer: Werner R. Heymann
Cast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut, Sara Haden, Felix Bressart, William Tracy

An underutilised clerk, whose once amiable relationship with his boss has inexplicably began to sour, comes to realise that his new colleague, with whom he shares a mutual disliking, is in fact his new pen-pal, with whom he had hoped to form a romantic relationship, in Lubitsch’s thoroughly and gently entertaining yet mildly corny and perhaps a little predictable romantic comedy, which has proven to be greatly influential over the years. Iain.Stott