‘You’ve Got Mail’

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 10, 2008

Q I heard that the movie You've Got Mail was a remake of an older film starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson. What was its title?
—Helen Campbell, Levelland, Texas

In the 1998 movie You've Got Mail—just rereleased on a commemorative 10th-anniversary DVD—Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan recycled the basic plotline of the 1949 Judy Garland/Van Johnson romantic comedy In the Good Old Summertime, which was itself a retread of The Shop Around the Corner, a 1940 comedy starring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullivan.