Friday, December 23, 2011

Dinner and a Movie

Dinner: Stir Fry
Movie: The Shop Around the Corner. (the perfect pre-holiday, holiday time classic movie!)


Set in and around a Budapest store, co-workers Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) and Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) hold an intense dislike for each other, while maintaining a secret letter-writing relationship, neither realizing who their pen-pal is. They fall in love via their correspondence, while being antipathetic and peevish towards one another in real life. A major subplot concerns the apparent infidelity of the store owner's wife, and its spillover effect upon the various working relationships in the shop. Comic relief is provided throughout by William Tracy's characterization of Pepi the delivery boy.





  1. I love that when they updated the movie (You've Got Mail) they remained rather faithful to the pivotal cafe scene.

    Love, love, LOVE this movie!

  2. There is also a Judy Garland movie exactly like that! I think the title is Good Old Summertime

  3. oooo, I can not believe I just saw this movie last week ..... very nice, especially cross in front of the skirt Pinafore

  4. This is one of my holiday faves. Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan are so great together and although Frank Morgan "The Wizard" is a bit of a curmudgeon in this film, I always enjoy seeing him on film.

  5. Love that movie! Funny, I never really thought about it as a holiday movie, but I guess it is!