The Shop Around the Corner, In The Good Old Summertime and You've Got Mail(for the 100th time)
|The Foxes: Joe with his brother, Matthew(Jeffrey Scaperrotta) and his aunt Annabelle(Hallee Hirsh)|
|My Favorite Scene---thank goodness this scene "happened" long after that "You're nothing but a SUIT!" quip|
I just wonder why, more often than not, the characters they portray are in unhappy(sometimes there's not even anything wrong, it's just boring) relationships then they find themselves being drawn to other people. Oh well...
Anyways, back to the movie I am talking about, I must say that although not listed below, I love the dog who played Brinkley. ;-)
Tom Hanks as Joe "NY152" Fox
Meg Ryan as Kathleen "Shopgirl" Kelly
Parker Posey as Patricia Eden
Jean Stapleton as Birdie Conrad
Greg Kinnear as Frank Navasky
Steve Zahn as George Pappas
Heather Burns as Christina Plutzker
Dave Chappelle as Kevin Jackson
Dabney Coleman as Nelson Fox
John Randolph as Schuyler Fox
Deborah Rush as Veronica Grant
Hallee Hirsh as Annabelle Fox
Jeffrey Scaperrotta as Matthew Fox
Cara Seymour as Gillian Quinn
Peter Mian as "The Capeman"
Sara Ramirez as Rose, Zabar's cashier
Jane Adams as Sydney Ann, TV talk show host (Uncredited)
Michael Badalucco as Charlie
Veanne Cox as Miranda Margulies
Reiko Aylesworth as Thanksgiving guest
Margaret Sullavan as Klara Novak, is beautiful and their love/hate relationship gave me the impression that sexual tensions happened from the beginning of time.
Stewart and Sullavan
Read this one too. It's a comparison between You've Got Mail and The Shop Around the Corner: Take Two #16: The Shop Around the Corner (1940) & You've Got Mail (1998). I got the picture above from that page.
|Info from imdb:|
In this musical romance, lovely Veronica Fisher (Judy Garland) lands a job in Otto Oberkugen's (S.Z. Sakall) music store in turn-of-the-century Chicago. Though the other employees like her, including Otto's clumsy nephew Hickey (Buster Keaton), salesman Andrew Larkin (Van Johnson) -- who is threatened by her competition, and secretly attracted to her -- greets her coolly. Each of them is carrying on a romantic correspondence with an as-yet-to-be-met pen pal. They are both in for a surprise.- WWW
The scenes and the lines are timeless and my favorite ones are:
Psychologically, I'm very confused, but personally I feel just wonderful.- Veronica Fisher
[pulling her close] Oh, Veronica, I love you so! Won't you open box 237 and take me out of my envelope?-Andrew Larkin (hahahaha, I wonder why I like this line) ;-p
|The scene where Veronica was "Stood up" then Mr. Larkin came to "gloat"|
Judy Garland as Veronica Fisher
Van Johnson as Andrew Delby Larkin
S. Z. Sakall as Otto Oberkugen
Spring Byington as Nellie Burke
Clinton Sundberg as Rudy Hansen
Buster Keaton as Hickey
Marcia Van Dyke as Louise Parkson
Lillian Bronson as Aunt Addie
Liza Minnelli as Veronica and Andrew's daughter (in the ending credits)---SPOILER---hahaha!
Sometime ago, I watched all three of these movies at TCM and I finished all three without bathroom breaks. Why did I have the time? I didn't. I was stumped and watching all three movies in a row somehow helped me. I needed some noise, but ended up being enthralled with everything. The trouble was, I had an appointment around ten in the morning and I was super sleepy. I think I had three cups of strong coffee so that I could survive my day, but I didn't regret watching those three movies at all.