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The Shop Around the Corner
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"A film with a great deal of charm and grace, 'The Shop Around the Corner' (1940) is a real treat for classic movie enthusiasts. Let's take a quick look at this great film, now preserved by the National Film Registry."
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'The Shop Around the Corner' is not set in the English speaking world, but rather the story comes to us from a capital city in eastern Europe. In what city and country does the action in this lovely film take place?
The events of the film revolve around a small gift shop and the employees within. Beautifully filmed, and, for the most part set within the confines of the shop, who artfully directed this romantic comedy classic?
What is the name of the gift shop at which all of the main characters of this film work?
Among the employees at the gift shop, none works harder than Alfred Kralik, a young man who has worked himself up from clerk to lead salesman. What classic Hollywood icon plays the part of young Mr. Kralik?
The 'leading lady' in this film, namely Miss Novak, is played by Margaret Sullavan. What is the first name of this delicate but occasionally cantankerous character?
Miss Novak enters the shop one day looking for a job, but Alfred Kralik and the store's owner are very hesitant to hire her. What item is she cleverly able to sell to a customer that lands her a job?
What winner of a Best Supporting Actor Oscar plays Ferencz Vadas, an obsequious fop who gets himself into trouble after its discovered that he has been carousing with the shop-owner's wife?
Despite his work as an exemplary employee at the shop, Alfred Kralik is summarily dismissed by the owner of the shop. Why has this happened?
The owner believes that Kralik is undermining his authority with the other employees
The owner believes that Kralik has been embezzling money from the shop
The owner believes that Kralik has been having an affair with his wife
The owner has heard that Kralik is a member of the Communist underground movement
An important side plot revolves around a love affair that Kralik is having via the mail. He has met a woman through the local want ads, and they have been exchanging letters ever since. Kralik is finally able to have a meeting with this mystery woman at a local cafe. What book is she supposed to have set on her table to identify her?
Crime and Punishment
At the end of the film, Alfred Kralik decides to reveal to Miss Novak that it is he who has been secretly correspondong to her by mail. Before doing so, he decides to tell her as a ruse that he met the man with whom she has been sending love letters. What name does he give her?
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