Monday, December 6, 2010
25 Days of Holiday Classics: The Shop Around the Corner: Day 6
The Shop Around the Corner (1940) is a great Christmas movie. Two employees, Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan), working at a gift shop have an extreme dislike for each other. Unbeknownst to both of them, they are actually in love with each other, but they don't even know it; they have been sending letters back and forth to each other and have fallen in love by being each other's secret pen pal. It's funny to watch the two slowly uncover the truth about their feelings for one another. Do yourself a favor and watch this movie.
Yes, this film highly influenced You've Got Mail (1998). I like that movie as well, but not as much as this one.
Posted by Kalli at Monday, December 06, 2010