Set in and around a Budapest store, co-workers Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) and Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) hold an intense dislike for each other, while maintaining a secret letter-writing relationship, neither realizing who their pen-pal is. They fall in love via their correspondence, while being antipathic and peevish towards one another in real life. A major subplot concerns the apparent infidelity of the store owner’s wife, and its spillover effect upon the various working relationship in the shop. This film was ranked #28 on AFI’S 100 Years….100 passions. In 1999, The Shop Around the Corner was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Liberty of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.