Sabin wrote:The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, 1940) 8/10
Very charming; why can't they make romantic comedies this well anymore? Nicely directed, good cast, made me laugh.
This is one of the greats. One of the absolute best films I've ever seen.
I don't know a lot about Lubitsch other than he was obviously a fine craftsman. I think the only other film of his I've seen is Ninotchka, which he made just before this. I admire that one, but something about The Shop Around the Corner makes you feel at home in it, as if you're one of the clerks in the shop observing the action take place.
I'm curious, Sabin, what about this makes it one of the very best for you?