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“Close to perfection–one of the most beautifully acted and paced romantic comedies ever made in this country. It is set in the enclosed world of the people who work together in a small department store; Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart are the employees who bicker with each other, and in no other movie has this kind of love-hate been made so convincing. Their performances are full of grace notes; when you watch later James Stewart films, you may wonder what became of this other deft, sensitive, pre-drawling Stewart. As for Sullavan, this is a peerless performance: she makes the shopgirl’s pretenses believable, lyrical, and funny….Though it’s all set in a Hollywood Budapest, the director, Ernst Lubitsch, sustains a faintly European tone.” (Pauline Kael)
1940 Dir. Ernst Lubitsch 1.33:1 B&W 35mm 99 min.