the movie on which it is based: You have an e-mail. Ernst Lubitsch + good script + good cast = great movie
Honestly, is anyone more charming than Jimmy Stewart? I hadn't seen this movie before but was intrigued when I saw it on a Favourite Christmas Movie list. Fortunately, it was playing on Turner Classic Movie channel, so I settled down after my family's Christmas celebration and just enjoyed! Movies from this era of film are more akin to stage plays than the movies now and I so enjoy the craft of well spoken dialogue. The plot is simple and transparent (it's premise was the inspiration for YOU'VE GOT MAIL). The supporting cast is eclectic and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I give this film a 7.9 (enjoyable) out of 10. [Christmas Romantic Drama/Comedy]
This is one of my favorite Jimmy Stewart movies. This was also the movie that inspired the modern movie "you've got mail" starring Tom Hanks. The back and forth between the two main characters is hilarious and the whole movie is just so much fun!
Jimmy Stewart is perfect. ll