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1938 Romantic Comedy Movies

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Bringing Up Baby(1938)

NR
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 303 votes)

David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

You Can't Take It with You(1938)

NR
| 2h 6min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 110 votes)

Alice, the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, falls in love with Tony Kirby, but his wealthy banker father and snobbish mother strongly disapprove of the match. When the Kirbys are invited to dinner to become better acquainted with their future in-laws, things don't turn out the way Alice had hoped.

Holiday(1938)

3.7/5 (with 72 votes)

Johnny Case, a freethinking financier, has finally found the girl of his dreams — Julia Seton, the spoiled daughter of a socially prominent millionaire — and she's agreed to marry him. But when Johnny plans a holiday for the two to enjoy life while they are still young, his fiancée has other plans & that is for Johnny to work in her father's bank!

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife(1938)

3.6/5 (with 24 votes)

American multi-millionaire Michael Brandon marries his eighth wife, Nicole, the daughter of a broken French Marquis. But she doesn't want to be only a number in the row of his ex-wives and starts her own strategy to tame him.

There Goes My Heart(1938)

3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.

The Rage of Paris(1938)

1h 18min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problems is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ritzy New York City hotel, the trio plot to have Gloria catch the eye of Bill Duncan, a millionaire staying at the hotel. The plan works and the two quickly become engaged. Nicole's plan may be thwarted by Bill's friend, Jim Trevor, who's met Nicole before and sees through her plot.

Vivacious Lady(1938)

3.6/5 (with 15 votes)

College town life gets turned upside down after a button-down botany professor secretly weds a sizzling night-club singer.

College Swing(1938)

NR
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Music
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Gracie Alden tries to graduate from college to get an inheritance.

Love Finds Andy Hardy(1938)

3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Andy Hardy becomes entangled with three different girls all at the same time.

The Cowboy and the Lady(1938)

3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

Mary Smith decides after a lifetime of being a shut-in to do something wild while her father is out campaigning for the presidency, so she takes off for the family's home in West Palm Beach and inadvertently becomes romantically entangled with earnest cowboy Stretch Willoughby. Neither the dalliance nor the cowboy fit with the upper class image projected by her esteemed father, forcing her to choose.

Having Wonderful Time(1938)

2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Teddy, an overworked New York office girl, seeks 2 weeks of rest and relaxation at a camp in the Catskills. She is definitely not a happy camper because of the crowded and noisy conditions. She tries her best to fit in and, after an initial dislike, falls for college educated Chick, a waiter at the camp. Teddy becomes suspicious of his motives, however, and he becomes alarmed when she spends an innocent night in the cabin of a rival suitor. All ends happily, however, as their love proves true enough and trust triumphs over suspicions.

The Mad Miss Manton(1938)

NR
| 1h 20min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 8 votes)

When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

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Listen, Darling(1938)

3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

To stop Pinkie's widowed, struggling mother Dottie from marrying a well-off older man they know she doesn't love, teenager Pinkie and her best friend Buzz kidnap her in the family travel trailer to live a carefree life on the open road. They then get the idea to find Dottie a financially secure husband whom both she and Pinkie would like.

Alexander's Ragtime Band(1938)

3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

Classical violinist, Roger Grant disappoints his family and teacher when he organizes a jazz band, but he and the band become successful. Roger falls in love with the band's singer, Stella, but his reluctance to lose her leads him to thwart her efforts to become a solo star. When the World War separates them in 1917, Stella marries Roger's best friend and, when Roger returns home after the war, an important concert at Carnegie Hall brings the corners of the romantic triangle together.

Four's a Crowd(1938)

2.1/5 (with 2 votes)

Robert will do anything to get the big account that has eluded him. His public relations business makes public angels of rich scoundrels. Jean needs someone to save the paper and she wants Robert. When he finds out that Pat is dating Lorri, John Dillingwell's granddaughter, he gets involved. Robert begins to make John the most hated man and Lorri blames Pat, the publisher. He then goes to John for a job to erase all the bad publicity that he has gotten from the paper. This works until Pat tells John that Robert was behind the smear campaign. But John decides that he does need some good publicity and hires Robert to provide it...

Too Hot to Handle(1938)

2.8/5 (with 6 votes)

Chris Hunter is a sly newsreel reporter. While in Shanghai doing reports on the Chinese-Japanese war, he meets pilot Alma Harding. At first she doesn't trust him, but by a trick he manages to get her hired as his assistant. During an adventurous expedition through the jungles of South America he manages to change her view of him.

Fast Company(1938)

3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Married book-dealers Joel and Gerda Sloane try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller.

Everybody Sing(1938)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The story is about a bunch of eccentrics in a family that are intent on putting on a show and bursting into song numbers at the drop of a hat.

The Divorce of Lady X(1938)

3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

The morning after a London barrister lets a mystery woman stay in his suite, a friend files for divorce.

Swing Your Lady(1938)

2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Promoter Ed Hatch comes to the Ozarks with his slow-witted wrestler Joe Skopapoulos whom he pits against a hillbilly Amazon blacksmith, Sadie Horn. Joe falls in love with her and won't fight. At least not until Sadie's beau Noah shows up.

Men Are Such Fools(1938)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The romantic hills and valleys of advertising agency secretary Linda Lawrence (Priscilla Lane) provide the basis of this comedy drama. Unlike her soon-to-be-married roommate Nancy (Penny Singleton), Linda is determined to remain single and forge a strong career. She does have a suitor, Jimmy Hall (Wayne Morris), but he is not ambitious enough for her and she keeps her distance. The girl gets her chance to climb the corporate ladder after she invents a sure-fire cure for hangovers. Sure enough she begins her ascent. Meanwhile, her suitor continues to plead with her to leave her job and become his bride. But the secretary has fallen for ambitious adman Harry Galleon (Humphrey Bogart) who is already engaged. At this point, the stage is set for considerable romantic confusion .

Directed by Busby Berkeley - With Wayne Morris

Paradise for Three(1938)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A businessman mingles with German laborers to learn more about their lives.

The Girl Downstairs(1938)

2.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Director Norman Taurog's 1938 mistaken-identity comedy stars Franciska Gaal as a scullery maid who falls in love with a wealthy playboy (Franchot Tone) posing as a chauffeur. Set in Berne, Switzerland.

Lady Behave!(1937)

2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

It's bad enough that Clarice Kendall Andrews, Paula's irresponsible sister, comes home from celebrating Mardi Gras and drunkenly mentions that she got married during the festivities. What's worse is the fact that Paula knows that Clarice is still married to an equally irresponsible gigolo. Paula learns that the man Clarice married, Stephen Cormack, is on his yacht and his lawyer, thinking that Paula is Clarice, offers the older woman $5000 to annul the marriage.

Directed by Lloyd Corrigan - With Sally Eilers

Give Me a Sailor(1938)

NR
| 1h 20min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Jim and Walter are two brother sailors in the United States Navy. Walter tells Jim as soon as they get home he is going to ask his beautiful girlfriend, Nancy Larkin to marry him. But Jim is also in love with Nancy so he begs Nancy's ugly duckling sister, Letty to help break Walter and Nancy up. Letty agrees only under one condition, he help her to win Walter!

Thanks for the Memory(1938)

NR
| 1h 15min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Steve Merrick is an out of work writer who stays home and plays house husband while his wife goes to work for her former fiancé and Merrick's publisher who is still carrying a torch for her.

Directed by George Archainbaud - With Bob Hope

Three Blind Mice(1938)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff.

Fools for Scandal(1938)

1h 20min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

An incognito Hollywood star (Carole Lombard) in Paris meets a penniless nobleman (Fernand Gravet) who follows her to London.

Spring Madness(1938)

NR
| 1h 7min | Romance / Love, Comedy
1.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Harvard senior Sam Thatcher (Lew Ayres) and his best friend and roommate, known as "The Lippencott" (Burgess Meredith), plan to go to Russia after graduation, a decision Sam has kept from his girlfriend, Alexandra Benson (Maureen O'Sullivan).

The Baroness and the Butler(1938)

2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

A Butler (Powell) gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

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