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1942 Romantic Comedy Movies

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The Palm Beach Story(1942)

NR
| 1h 28min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 56 votes)

Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. He gives Gerry $700 to start life afresh but Tom refuses to believe her story and they quarrel. Gerry decides the marriage is over and heads to Palm Beach for a quick divorce but Tom has plans to stop her.

I Married a Witch(1942)

NR
| 1h 14min | Romance / Love, Comedy, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 53 votes)

Rocksford, New England, 1672. Puritan witch hunter Jonathan Wooley is cursed after burning a witch at the stake: his descendants will never find happiness in their marriages. At present, politician Wallace Wooley, who is running for state governor, is about to marry his sponsor's daughter.

Woman of the Year(1942)

NR
| 1h 54min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 42 votes)

Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Road to Morocco(1942)

NR
| 1h 22min | Comedy, Music, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

You Were Never Lovelier(1942)

NR
| 1h 37min | Romance / Love, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 16 votes)

An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer.

Rings on Her Fingers(1942)

1h 26min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of con artists who pose as the mother and uncle of a pretty girl in order to separate millionaires from their money. They convince Susan she has an opportunity to fulfill all her dreams, and the trio heads for Palm Beach. Susan meets John Wheeler who says he is shopping for a sailboat. Believing that he is a millionaire, Warren and May sell him a boat that doesn't belong to them, and make off with his $15,000 life savings. Looking for greener pastures, they work themselves into the family of wealthy Tod Fenwick, who falls for Sue, posing as "Linda Worthington". But John shows up as a guest of Fenwick and he tells "Linda", not knowing she was part of the scam, that he has a detective after the fake captain that sold him the boat...

Take a Letter, Darling(1942)

1h 32min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

A struggling painter takes a job as a secretary to a female advertising executive. While working to obtain an account from a tobacco company, they end up falling in love.

Rio Rita(1942)

1h 31min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

Doc and Wishey run into some Nazi-agents, who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel.

A Night to Remember(1942)

3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

A woman rents a gloomy basement apartment in Greenwich Village thinking it will provide the perfect atmosphere for her mystery writer husband to create his next book. They soon find themselves in the middle of a real-life mystery when a corpse turns up in their apartment.

The Male Animal(1942)

NR
| 1h 41min | Comedy, Romance / Love
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

The trustees of Midwestern University have forced three teachers out of their jobs for being suspected communists. Trustee Ed Keller has also threatened mild mannered English Professor Tommy Turner, because he plans to read a controversial piece of prose in class. Tommy is upset that his wife Ellen also suggested he not read the passage. Meanwhile, Ellen's old boyfriend, the football player Joe Ferguson, comes to visit for the homecoming weekend. He takes Ellen out dancing after the football rally, causing Tommy to worry that he will lose her to Joe.

The Affairs of Martha(1942)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Members of a well-to-do small community become worried when it is revealed that one of their maids is writing a telling exposé.

Sunday Punch(1942)

1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Ma Galestrum (Connie Gilchrist) is a boardinghouse owner whose tenants are a group of aspiring boxers. When her young niece, Judy (Jean Rogers), comes to stay for a visit, college dropout Ken Burke (William Lundigan) and Swedish janitor Ole (Dan Dailey Jr.) immediately fall for her charms. Ken considers going back to college for Judy, but his fight promoter is less than thrilled with this idea. Meanwhile, Ole is determined to meet Ken in the ring to vie for Judy's heart.

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Andy Hardy's Double Life(1942)

2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

Andy is about to head off to college but he's got a few things to take care of before leaving. For starters, he must try and sell his junk car for $20 to pay for a bill and he must convince his father not to go with him to college. Worst of all is that Polly wants to make up but her best friend decides to give Andy a test.

Smart Alecks(1942)

1h 7min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Danny helps to capture a wanted criminal and receives a $200 reward. However, he has a falling out with the gang when they believe he should share the money with them. Complications ensue when the crook that Danny helped capture escapes from jail and comes looking for him.

Directed by Wallace Fox - With East Side Kids

Her Cardboard Lover(1942)

3.9/5 (with 1 vote)

A flirt tries to make her fiancée jealous by hiring a gigolo.

Tortilla Flat(1942)

NR
| 1h 45min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends.

Ship Ahoy(1942)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Miss Winters is a dancer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and is asked to secretly transport a prototype magnetic mine to Puerto Rico. She thinks that she is working for the US Government, but fails to see why she would be involved.

Meet the Stewarts(1942)

1h 13min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A young newlywed couple learns to make their new marriage work; trying to impress family, stay on budget, and remain as diplomatic towards each other as possible.

Directed by Alfred E. Green - With William Holden

Private Snuffy Smith(1942)

1h 7min | Comedy
1.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A hillbilly moonshiner enlists in the army. Monogram Pictures' comedy was inspired by the then-popular comic strip character.

Footlight Serenade(1942)

Conceited World Champion boxer Tommy Lundy decides to test his popularity in a Broadway show. Tommy always has an eye for the ladies and he starts paying attention to beautiful chorus girl Pat Lambert. Pat's boyfriend Bill Smith isn't impressed with Tommy even though Tommy gets him a boxing part in the show. When Tommy finds out that Pat and Bill were secretly together the night before the show opens, he angrily plans to turn the boxing scene with Bill into a real bout.

Cairo(1942)

1h 41min | Comedy, Drama, Music
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Reporter Homer Smith accidently draws Marcia Warren into his mission to stop Nazis from bombing Allied Conwoys with robot-planes.

A Gentleman at Heart(1942)

1h 6min | Comedy

After inheriting a New York City art gallery, bookie Milton Berle and his partner Cesar Romero decide to go into the art forgery business. Director Ray McCarey's 1942 comedy also stars Carole Landis, J. Carrol Naish, Steven Geray, Richard Derr, Rose Hobart, Elisha Cook Jr., Chick Chandler, Francis Pierlot and Jerome Cowan.

The Courtship of Andy Hardy(1942)

1h 35min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

While Judge Hardy handles a couple's divorce, Andy takes a shine to their shy daughter.

Directed by George B. Seitz - With Lewis Stone

Lady in a Jam(1942)

A psychiatrist's patient, a nutty heiress, travels west to find gold in her grandfather's abandoned mine. The psychiatrist, unable to talk her out of it, decides to follow her out there.

Don't Get Personal(1942)

Elmer Whippet inherits the Whippet Pickles company and sets out to meet the two stars, Mary Reynolds and John Stowe, of the radio program sponsored by his company, as he thinks their on-air quarreling is real. Two former associates, Jules Kinsey and J.M. Snow cross him up by substituting Susan Blair, an office secretary, for Mary and Elmer thinks the show's writer Paul Stevens is John.

Almost Married(1942)

To avoid a costly breach of contract suit, a rich young man marries a nightclub singer.

Directed by Charles Lamont - With Jane Frazee

We Were Dancing(1942)

NR
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A penniless former princess weds an equally cash-strapped baron, so they support themselves by becoming houseguests at the homes of wealthy American socialites.

Hay Foot(1942)

NR
| 48min | Romance / Love, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Colonel Barkley is very proud of his assistant, Sergeant Doubleday, who has a photographic memory. Doubleday shows off his book knowledge on firearms during a class given by Sergeant Ames, embarrassing him. Through a series of misunderstandings, Colonel Barkley thinks the gun shy Doubleday is an expert marksman, and he sets him up in a shooting match against Ames and Sergeant Cobb.

The Wife Takes a Flyer(1942)

2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Christopher Reynolds, an American flying with the R.A.F, is shot down over German-occupied Holland and is given shelter by a Dutch family. Posing as the insane husband of the daughter of the house, Anita Wolverman, Reynolds convinces the German officer quartered there, Major Zellfritz, with the necessity for her divorce decree to be granted. After the court-hearing, Anita, goes to manage a home for retired ladies and, persuaded by Reynolds, tries to gain military information from the German Officer. When her former husband escapes from the insane-asylum his exploits are blamed on Reynolds. With the help of the old ladies and Anita, who "remarries" him, Reynolds escapes to England in a stolen German airplane.

The Yanks Are Coming(1942)

1h 5min | Music, Comedy
2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

A popular band joins the army with the idea of putting on shows for troops overseas. During rehearsals, a battle erupts and the musicians must exchange their musical instruments for guns and fight.

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