1940 Romantic Comedy Movies

Public list by WPS with 37 movies or TV shows/series

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The Philadelphia Story(1940)

| 1h 53min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 360 votes)

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

The Shop Around the Corner(1940)

| 1h 39min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.2/5 (with 299 votes)

Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realising that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

My Favorite Wife(1940)

3.5/5 (with 62 votes)

Seven years after a shipwreck in which she was presumed dead, Ellen Arden arrives home to find that her husband Nick has just remarried. The overjoyed Nick struggles to break the news to his new bride. But he gets a shock when he hears the whole story: Ellen spent those seven years alone on a desert island with another man.

I Love You Again(1940)

| 1h 39min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 22 votes)

Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

Christmas in July(1940)

| 1h 7min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 30 votes)

An office clerk loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves. His latest attempt is the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest. As a joke, some of his co-workers put together a fake telegram which says that he won the $25,000 grand prize.

Road to Singapore(1940)

| 1h 25min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

Two playboys try to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour...

Third Finger, Left Hand(1940)

| 1h 36min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 4 votes)

Magazine editor Margot Merrick pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues. Unfortunately, things don't go to plan when Jeff Thompson, a potential suitor, uncovers the deception and decides to show up at Margot's family home posing as her husband!


| 1h 41min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Upholsterer's assistant Irene O'Dare meets wealthy Don Marshall while she is measuring chairs for Mrs. Herman Vincent at her Long Island estate. Charmed by her, Don anonymously purchases Madame Lucy's, an exclusive Manhattan boutique, and instructs newly hired manager Mr. Smith to offer Irene a job as a model. She soon catches the eye of socialite Bob Vincent, whose mother is hosting a ball at the family mansion. To promote Madame Lucy's dress line, Mr. Smith arranges for his models to be invited to the ball.

Seven Sinners(1940)

| 1h 27min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

Banished from various U.S. protectorates in the Pacific, a saloon entertainer uses her femme-fatale charms to woo politicians, navy personnel, gangsters, riff-raff, judges and a ship's doctor in order to achieve her aims.

Arise, My Love(1940)

3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

In 1939, American Tom Martin, who fought in the Spanish Civil War, awaits execution at the hands of the Fascist victors when reporter Augusta 'Gusto' Nash, for a scoop, aids him in an audacious escape. Of course, Tom tries to romance Gusto; but though she likes him, her career comes first, and Tom himself prefers freedom-fighting to settling down. Comedy becomes drama as their mixed feelings lead them on a circuitous path through the deepening chaos and catastrophe of the early days of World War II.

Little Nellie Kelly(1940)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Nellie Kelly, the daughter of Irish immigrants, patches up differences between her father and maternal grandfather while rising to the top on Broadway.

Spring Parade(1940)

| 1h 29min | Comedy, Music
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

In this light and lovely romantic musical, a Hungarian woman attends a Viennese fair and buys a card from a gypsy fortune teller. It says that she will meet someone important and is destined for a happy marriage. Afterward she gets a job as a baker's assistant. She then meets a handsome army drummer who secretly dreams of becoming a famous composer and conductor. Unfortunately the military forbids the young corporal to create his own music. But then Ilonka secretly sends one of the drummer's waltzes to the Austrian Emperor with his weekly order of pastries. Her act paves the way toward the tuneful and joyous fulfillment of the gypsy's prediction.

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It's a Date(1940)

| 1h 43min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. The situation is further complicated when they both become involved with the same man.

Comrade X(1940)

| 1h 30min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 9 votes)

An American reporter smuggling news out of Soviet Moscow is blackmailed into helping a beautiful Communist leave the country.

Andy Hardy Meets Debutante(1940)

2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home.

Too Many Husbands(1940)

1h 21min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky remarried...and in no hurry to settle for just one husband.

The Doctor Takes a Wife(1940)

| 1h 28min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

A best-selling author of women's issues and a medical academic find it is to their mutual advantage to falsely claim that they are married.

Father Is A Prince(1940)

58min | Comedy, Drama

Director Noel Smith's comic 1940 morality tale, about a carpet sweeper manufacturer who sacrifices his family's happiness for his business, stars Grant Mitchell, Nana Bryant, Jan Clayton, George Reeves, Lee Patrick, John Litel, Billy Dawson, Richard Clayton, Frank Ferguson, Vera Lewis, Pierre Watkin, Frank Wilcox, John Ridgely and Frank Orth.

Directed by Noel M. Smith - With Grant Mitchell

With You in My Arms(1940)

2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Millionaire Krister Dahl loses his memory when he is hit in the head by a golf ball. He meets his ex-wife and immediately fall in love with her again. She does not know what to believe, is it true or is it only a joke? He also discovers how he has mismanaged his company in his earlier life.

Directed by Hasse Ekman - With Edvin Adolphson


A radio actor faces trouble when a science-fiction story causes the audience to panic.

Directed by Edwin L. Marin - With Charles Holland, Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Billie Burke, Nydia Westman, ...


1h 46min | Comedy

A woman destroys her life, her marriage and her husband due to her obsessive jealousy.

Directed by Luis Bayón Herrera - With Severo Fernández, Aída Luz, Pepita Muñoz, Ernesto Raquén, Pepita Serrador, Adolfo Stray, ...

Misbehaving Husbands(1940)

2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Marital comedy in which a department store mannequin is mistaken for "the other woman".

Ladies Must Live(1940)

58min | Comedy

A small town farmer, who happens to be very wealthy, meets and falls for an actress, but his friends warn him she's only interested in his money.

Directed by Noel M. Smith - With Wayne Morris

I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now(1940)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

In this low-budget musical, two sets of politically ambitious parents attempt to pair up their youngsters who unfortunately despise each other and only pretend to like each other to please their parents. On the nights they are to go out, they sneak out with their respective true loves. It all works well until the unwilling couple find themselves falling in love for real. songs include: "I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now", and "Got Romance".

Sieben Jahre Pech(1940)

1h 30min | Comedy

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Directed by Ernst Marischka

Always a Bride(1940)

58min | Comedy
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A young man wants to marry his sweetheart, but her parents will agree to their wedding only on one condition: he must run for mayor--and win. Comedy.

Directed by Noel M. Smith

Three Cheers for the Irish(1940)

| 1h 39min | Romance / Love, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Peter Casey has been with the New York City police department for 25 years. He's totally surprised when he's asked to retire on his 25th anniversary with the force. He's even more unprepared for the romance that develops between his favorite daughter, Maureen, and the Scottish cop who takes over his beat.

Curtain Call(1940)

| 1h 3min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Two theatrical producers plan to get even with a demanding actress by tricking her into starring in the worst play they can find.

Directed by Frank Woodruff - With Barbara Read

Tugboat Annie Sails Again(1940)

| 1h 17min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Two rival tugboat captains compete for local business.

Hired Wife(1940)

| 1h 35min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Ad man Stephen Dexter asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a loophole in order to protect his finances during an important business deal. Once the deal is completed, he asks Kendall for a divorce and is dismayed when she refuses.

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