In far off, interwar Budapest, the intricately connected employees of an upscale shop live out their little, charmed lives. At the center of the story lives an Assistant Manager (James Stewart) who does not know that the woman with whom he is exchanging love letters is, in fact, his newest employee (Margaret Sullavan). Samson Raphaelson’s perfectly plotted script is impeccably realized. The once-famous “Lubitsch touch” was a combination of wry observation, delicate sentiment and gently controlled romanticism. The touch was never more touching than it is here.
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