Running time 1 hr 39 min
The Shop Around the Corner is a 1940 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Margaret Sullivan, James Stewart and Frank Morgan. The screenplay was written by Samson Raphaelson based on the 1937 Hungarian play Parfumerie by Miklós László.
Eschewing regional politics in the years leading up to World War II, the film is about two employees at a leather goods shop in Budapest who can barely stand each other, not realizing they are falling in love as anonymous correspondents through their letters. The Musical She Loves Me is an adaptation of the play and this movie.
The Shop Around the Corner has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is listed in Time’s All-Time 100 Movies list. Please join us for an evening of family entertainment and see why film historian David Thomson calls it “Among the greatest of all films”!
Free and open to the public
Presented in partnership with the Princeton Public Library