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1940 Romantic Comedy Movies

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The Philadelphia Story(1940)

| 1h 53min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 325 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. Remade as a musical in 1956 as High Society.

The Shop Around the Corner(1940)

| 1h 39min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 188 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.

Christmas in July(1940)

1h 7min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 27 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 13 votes)

Bing Crosby an Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour...

My Favorite Wife(1940)

3.6/5 (with 48 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)

3.7/5 (with 17 votes)

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

Seven Sinners(1940)

3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

Beautiful chanteuse 'Bijou' (Marlene Dietrich) cascades through Malaysia's ports of call eventually landing in a handsome lieutenant's lap. As Bijou 'drifts through the standards', the fleet's Admiral reckons the US Navy "already has enough destroyers". A Marlene classic with songs by Frederick Hollander and a young and promising John Wayne.

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.

Comrade X(1940)

2.8/5 (with 6 votes)

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

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.

Cross-Country Romance(1940)

3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Chase across the country romance.

Arise, My Love(1940)

3.1/5 (with 5 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.

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Third Finger, Left Hand(1940)

1h 36min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 2 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!

It's a Date(1940)

3.6/5 (with 2 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.


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.

The Doctor Takes a Wife(1940)

1h 28min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 2 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.

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.

Misbehaving Husbands(1940)

2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

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

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


A professional golfer who has become a businessman for his fiancee helps a vagrant get a job and ends up losing his own.

Directed by Edwin L. Marin

Spring Parade(1940)

1h 29min | Comedy, Music
3.5/5 (with 4 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.

Too Many Husbands(1940)

1h 21min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

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

This Thing Called Love(1940)

5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Two professional people marry, but the wife insists that they be celibate for the first three months to make sure they are truly compatible.

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

Those Were the Days!(1940)

At a family gathering, an elderly man reflects on the follies of his youth during his freshman year at college.

Directed by Theodore Reed - With William Holden

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.

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".


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, ...

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


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