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1940s Romantic Comedy Movies

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Miranda(1948)

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

A young married physician discovers a mermaid, and gives into her request to be taken to see London. Comedy and romantic entanglements ensue soon after.

The Philadelphia Story(1940)

NR
| 1h 53min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 270 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)

NR
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 160 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.

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.

Adam's Rib(1949)

NR
| 1h 41min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 86 votes)

When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to defend the woman in court. Amanda uses everything she can to win the case and Adam gets mad about it. As a result, their perfect marriage is disturbed by everyday quarrels.

My Favorite Wife(1940)

3.6/5 (with 39 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.

Ball of Fire(1941)

NR
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 54 votes)

A group of academics have spent years shut up in a house working on the definitive encyclopedia. When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language. Here he meets Sugarpuss O’Shea, a nightclub singer, who’s on top of all the slang—and, it just so happens, needs a place to stay.

The Lady Eve(1941)

3.7/5 (with 95 votes)

It's no accident when wealthy Charles falls for Jean. Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith(1941)

3.2/5 (with 50 votes)

Happily married for three years, Ann and David Smith live in New York. One morning Ann asks David if he had to do it over again, would he marry her? To her shock, he answers, "No". Later that day, they separately discover that, due to a legal complication, they are not legally married.

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.

Here Comes Mr. Jordan(1941)

3.6/5 (with 31 votes)

Boxer Joe Pendleton, flying to his next fight, crashes...because a Heavenly Messenger, new on the job, snatched Joe's spirit prematurely from his body. Before the matter can be rectified, Joe's body is cremated; so the celestial Mr. Jordan grants him the use of the body of wealthy Bruce Farnsworth, who's just been murdered by his wife. Joe tries to remake Farnsworth's unworthy life in his own clean-cut image, but then falls in love; and what about that murderous wife?

The Bishop's Wife(1947)

NR
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 65 votes)

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections, as Christmas approaches.

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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.

I Was a Male War Bride(1949)

3.5/5 (with 41 votes)

Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Capt. Rochard tries to return to America with the other female war brides. Zany gender-confusing antics follow.

Christmas in Connecticut(1945)

3.5/5 (with 42 votes)

Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writers. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children, and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality, she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his Christmas on *her* farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do?

Unfaithfully Yours(1948)

3.8/5 (with 34 votes)

Before he left for a brief European visit, symphony conductor Sir Alfred De Carter casually asked his staid brother-in-law August to look out for his young wife, Daphne, during his absence. August has hired a private detective to keep tabs on her. But when the private eye's report suggests Daphne might have been canoodling with his secretary, Sir Alfred begins to imagine how he might take his revenge.

Cover Girl(1944)

NR
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 25 votes)

A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.

Holiday Affair(1949)

NR
| 1h 27min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

Just before Christmas, department store clerk Steve Mason meets big spending customer Connie Ennis, who's actually a comparison shopper sent by another store. Steve lets her go, which gets him fired. They spend the afternoon together, which doesn't sit well with Connie's steady suitor, Carl, when he finds out, but delights her young son Timmy, who quickly takes to Steve.

Bathing Beauty(1944)

1h 41min | Comedy, Music
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

After breaking up with her fiancé, a gym teacher returns to work at a women's college, but a legal loophole allows him to enroll as one of her students.

The More the Merrier(1943)

3.4/5 (with 23 votes)

It's World War II and there is a severe housing shortage everywhere - especially in Washington, D.C. where Connie Milligan rents an apartment. Believing it to be her patriotic duty, Connie offers to sublet half of her apartment, fully expecting a suitable female tenent. What she gets instead is mischievous, middle-aged Benjamin Dingle. Dingle talks her into subletting to him and then promptly sublets half of his half to young, irreverent Joe Carter - creating a situation tailor-made for comedy and romance.

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek(1943)

3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

A small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember.

Caesar and Cleopatra(1945)

2h 18min | Drama, History, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 17 votes)

The aging Caesar finds himself intrigued by the young Egyptian queen. Adapted by George Bernard Shaw from his own play.

Road to Morocco(1942)

NR
| 1h 22min | Comedy, Music, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

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

The Harvey Girls(1946)

1h 42min | Western, Drama, Comedy, Music
3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

Vittles, songs and dance are amply ladeled out when Judy Garland headlines The Harvey Girls, a joyous musical slice of Americana celebrating the restaurants that brought extra helpings of civilization to Old West rail passengers.

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer(1947)

NR
| 1h 35min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 34 votes)

Teenager Susan Turner, with a severe crush on playboy artist Richard Nugent, sneaks into his apartment to model for him and is found there by her sister Judge Margaret Turner. Threatened with jail, Nugent agrees to date Susan until the crush abates.

Romance on the High Seas(1948)

NR
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

Doris Day, in her film debut, plays Georgia Garrett, a singer sent by jealous wife Elvira Kent on an ocean cruise to masquerade as herself while she secretly stays home to catch her husband cheating. Meanwhile equally suspicious husband Michael Kent has sent a private eye on the same cruise to catch his wife cheating. Love and confusion ensues along with plenty of musical numbers.

A Foreign Affair(1948)

3.5/5 (with 36 votes)

In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

The Devil and Miss Jones(1941)

NR
| 1h 32min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 14 votes)

The wealthiest man in the world, John P. Merrick, is a private person who likes to stay anonymous. One of his many assets is Neeley's Department Store. There is labor unrest at the store, and the employees' anger is directed at him, who they hang in effigy outside the store despite not knowing what he looks like. Merrick, not happy at what he sees going on, decides to mete out the rabble-rousers. So he goes undercover as a sales clerkin the shoe department.

It Happened on Fifth Avenue(1947)

NR
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 21 votes)

A New Yorker hobo moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

You'll Never Get Rich(1941)

PG
| 1h 28min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

A Broadway choreographer gets drafted and coincidentally ends up in the same army base as his object of affection’s boyfriend.

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