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The play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo is the only credited source, but Ernst Lubitsch's 1940 film The Shop Around the Corner, adapted from the play, is an uncredited source, with the musical apparently utilizing elements from the film that are not in the play. (Samson Raphaelson wrote the screenplay.) Pre-opening press reports seem to have only mentioned the film. In a 1993 New York Times article, it was reported that librettist Joe Masteroff said that he based his book more closely on the film than on the play.
Julie Andrews was asked to star in the original production. Harold Prince wrote in his book, Contradictions, that she liked the show and wanted to do it, but she was committed fo filming Mary Poppins and asked them to postpone the production for six months so that she could do it. Prince decided to go ahead without her.
Later, she was to star in a film version that MGM was to produce, possibly with Jack Lemmon playing Georg, but in 1969 the film was canceled.
Some time after that, Harold Prince considered directing a film version that would star Joan Hackett and Jerry Orbach. According to his account in Contradictions, the Hungarian government hoped that the film would be made on location there and offered to restore parts of Budapest to what they were like before the war, but Prince could not reimagine the show for the screen and he ended up canceling the project.See more
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