YMMV / The Shop Around the Corner

  • Award Snub: The film is regarded as one of the greatest romantic comedies ever made (#28 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions list), has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and is in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry. It didn't get a single Oscar nomination, and indeed Ernst Lubitsch never won an Oscar for Best Director, only an honorary one in 1947.
  • Awesome Moments: Kralik firing Vardas after finding out that he's had been having an affair with Mrs. Matuschek that nearly drove Mr. Matuschek to suicide. The whole shop joins in to give the two-faced bastard a richly-deserved Humiliation Conga.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Klara's "psychological trouble"; Margaret Sullavan suffered from chronic depression in later life (she developed serious hearing problems which made it harder for her to perform) and died of an overdose of barbiturates, aged only 50.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Matuschek inviting Rudy to dinner on Christmas Eve, and Kralik revealing himself to Klara as "Dear Friend" in the final scene.

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