James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut, Sara Haden
Part of the Christmas at Our House! Season
Ernst Lubitsch's deliciously nuanced and graceful romantic comedy from 1940, later remade in 1949 as In the Good Old Summertime and in 1998 as You've Got Mail.
Budapest gift-shop clerk Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and newly-hired shopgirl Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) hate each other almost at first sight. Kralik would prefer the company of the woman with whom he is corresponding by mail but has never met. Novak likewise carries a torch for her male pen pal, whom she also has never laid eyes on. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Kralik and Novak have been writing letters to each other...
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