Love Notes

Love Notes

2 Episodes

Ernst Lubitsch’s beloved holiday-time charmer THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER—starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan as coworkers who can barely stand each other even as they unwittingly fall in love through anonymous correspondence—has spawned many remakes and homages, including this rosily nostalgic musical reboot. Transposing the story from 1930s Budapest to a music shop in turn-of-the-century Chicago, IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME stars Judy Garland and Van Johnson as the quarreling couple who gradually warm to each other, this time accompanied by a Tin Pan Alley hit parade that includes Garland’s stirring rendition of “Merry Christmas.”

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Love Notes
  • In the Good Old Summertime

    Episode 1

    Directed by Robert Z. Leonard • 1949 • United States
    Starring Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S. Z. Sakall

    IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME—a tale of squabbling music-shop clerks who don’t know they're romantic pen pals—shares a celebrated movie lineage that includes James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan in ...

  • The Shop Around the Corner

    Episode 2

    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch • 1940 • United States
    Starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan

    Ernst Lubitsch’s sparkling, holiday-set charmer is one of the greatest romantic comedies ever made. James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan star as coworkers in a quaint Budapest gift shop who, ...