1930 Romantic Drama Movies

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1h 32min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 38 votes)

The Foreign Legion marches in to Mogador with booze and women in mind just as singer Amy Jolly arrives from Paris to work at Lo Tinto's cabaret. That night, insouciant legionnaire Tom Brown catches her inimitably seductive, tuxedo-clad act. Both bruised by their past lives, the two edge cautiously into a no-strings relationship while being pursued by others. But Tom must leave on a perilous mission: is it too late for them?


1h 16min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

A beautiful opera star kept by a rich older man falls in love with a young clergyman.

Anna Christie(1930)

1h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

Old sailor Chris Christofferson eagerly awaits the arrival of his grown daughter Anna, whom he sent at five years old to live with relatives in Minnesota. He has not seen her since, but believes her to be a decent and respectably employed young woman. When Anna arrives, however, it is clear that she has lived a hard life in the dregs of society, and that much of spirit has been extinguished. She falls in love with a young sailor rescued at sea by her father, but dreads to reveal to him the truth of her past. Both father and young man are deluded about her background, yet Anna cannot quite bring herself to allow them to remain deluded.

Ladies of Leisure(1930)

1h 40min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

Kay Arnold is a gold digger who wanders from party to party with the intention of catching a rich suitor. Jerry Strong is a young man from a wealthy family who strives to succeed as an artist. What begins as a relationship of mutual convenience soon turns into something else.

The Silver Horde(1930)

1h 15min | Drama
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

A salmon fisherman has to choose between a bad girl and a society doll.

The Florodora Girl(1930)

1h 19min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A chorus girl gets bad advice from her fellow chorines in handling a rich suitor who assumes she is a gold digger.

Directed by Harry Beaumont - With Marion Davies, Walter Catlett, Sam Hardy, Robert Bolder, Anita Louise, Leo White, ...

Son of the Gods(1930)

1h 30min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The popular Caucasian-looking son (Richard Barthelmess) of a wealthy Chinese businessman lives away from his widowed father and passes as white, but experiences prejudice, rejection, insult, and heartache when the socialite (Constance Bennett) he loves learns of his heritage.

The Devil's Holiday(1930)

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

Beautiful manicurist Hallie Hobart sets her sights on handsome David Stone, the son of wealthy wheat farmer Ezra Stone. Professing to hate men, Hallie is only interested in luring David in for a lucrative business deal. David easily falls in love, but older brother Mark brands Hallie a gold-digger. To get even with the straight-laced Stone family, Hallie accepts David's marriage proposal.

The Office Wife(1930)

3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Larry, a publisher, wants Kate to write a book about the 'Office Wife'. An executive stenographer's duties creates a relationship approaching that of his wife. Little does Larry know that sometimes literature mirrors life.

War Nurse(1930)

1h 21min | War, Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Untrained, volunteer Nurses from America treat Allied soldiers behind and on the lines in France. They face the horrors of war, fight off the attentions of soldiers and face their own loneliness.

Way for a Sailor(1930)

1h 25min | Romance / Love, Drama
1.7/5 (with 2 votes)

A devoted sailor jeopardizes his love life for love of the sea.

The Devil to Pay!(1930)

3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Spendthrift Willie Hale again returns penniless to the family home in London. His father is none too pleased, but Willie smooth-talks him into letting him stay. At the same time he turns the charm on Dorothy Hope, whose father is big in linoleum and who, before Willie's arrival, was about to become engaged to a Russian aristocrat.

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For the Defense(1930)

1h 5min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning acquittals, and having decisions reversed, thus springing criminals out of prison. He is romantically involved with dancer Irene Manners, who is two-timing him, although she wants to marry him. She kills a man driving while out with her other man, Jack Defoe, who takes the blame. Unfortunately, a ring Foster had just given Irene is found at the crime scene. Foster ends up defending Jack, but when the ring is found, he thinks he is protecting Irene, so pleads guilty to jury tampering.

Beauty Prize(1930)

1h 33min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Lucienne, typist and gorgeous bathing beauty, decides to enter the 'Miss Europe' pageant sponsored by the French newspaper she works for. She finds her jealous lover Andre violently disapproves of such events and tries to withdraw, but it's too late; she's even then being named Miss France. The night Andre planned to propose to her, she's being whisked off to the Miss Europe finals in Spain, where admirers swarm around her. Win or lose, what will the harvest be?

The Runaway Bride(1930)

1h 9min | Drama, Crime
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Mary Gray elopes to Atlantic City, NJ, but begins having second thoughts about the marriage. Then she becomes inexplicably locked in her hotel room, and a series of cops, robbers and kidnappers passes through. Desperate, Mary trusts the shifty chambermaid Clara who whisks her away to the mansion of wealthy George Blaine. There, Mary must pretend to be a lowly cook, but that seems better than sticking with the guy she was engaged to.

Directed by Donald Crisp - With Mary Astor

Passion Flower(1930)

1h 19min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

A bored society woman invites scandal and heartache when she falls in love with her low-born chauffeur.

Wara Wara(1930)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Set in the 16th century, a peaceful Inca community is massacred by a group of conquistadors, and the survivors including Wara Wara flee into the mountains. Later, Wara Wara is assaulted by two Spanish soldiers, and rescued by a conquistador with a noble heart. The two fall in love, but are confronted with the mutual hatred between their peoples. Sentenced to death, they escape, and live happily ever after.

Directed by José María Velasco Maidana

A Man from Wyoming(1930)

| 1h 10min | War, Romance / Love
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A Man from Wyoming is a 1930 American romance film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Gary Cooper, June Collyer, and Regis Toomey. Written by Albert S. Le Vino and John V.A. Weaver, the film is about a man from Wyoming who enlists in the Army and is sent to the front during World War I. There he saves the life of an American society girl working in the Ambulance Corps. Afterwards at a rest camp, they meet again, fall in love, and are secretly married.

River's End(1930)

3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Sgt. Conniston and his alcoholic guide O'Toole are on the trail of an escaped murderer named Keith. When they catch up with him in the farthest reaches of Northern Canada, Keith turns out to be a dead ringer for Conniston. On the way back, the sled overturns, Keith grabs the gun and leaves them to die in the snow. After second thoughts he comes back and brings them to safety at an RCMP emergency cabin. Conniston dies of a frozen lung.

The Song of Love(1930)

1h 34min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A young woman takes care of the just-born child of her late mother. Sacrificing her engagement and studies along the way.

The Cult of the Body(1930)

A sculptor is desperately looking for a model for his latest work entitled New Venus. One day he meets girl who seems like perfect candidate. Soon, they both fall in love with each other.

Peacock Alley(1930)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Claire Tree is a singer/dancer who goes after what she wants in a straight-forward, no-nonsense manner, so when she finds herself in the New York City hotel-suite, in fashionable Peacock Alley, of Stoddard Channing, she wastes no time.

A Lady Surrenders(1930)

1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love

A wealthy industrialist's wife gets into a big argument with him; to cool off, she goes on an ocean trip. He thinks she's left him for good, so he marries another woman. When his first wife returns, complications ensue.

Directed by John M. Stahl - With Genevieve Tobin

Seven Days' Leave(1930)

1h 20min | Drama

Seven Day's Leave was actually Gary Cooper's first all talking film, but Adolph Zukor at Paramount decided to hold up the release of it until after The Virginian was on the big screen. Seven Days Leave is a screen adaption of one of James M. Barrie's plays, The Old Lady Shows Her Medals.

Lord Byron of Broadway(1930)

1h 20min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A talented songwriter gets his inspiration for songs from others and not from within himself. He is oblivious that he may harm other people when he uses their stories or their love for himself.

Diskretion - Ehrensache(1930)

1h 29min | Romance / Love, Drama
1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A movie by Heinz Paul.

Directed by Heinz Paul - With Evelyn Holt

Kristine Valdresdatter(1930)

Year after year lord Wakefield comes to Vang to fish. One summer he meets beautiful Anne and falls in love. The following spring Anne gives birth to a daughter and leaves the baby and drown herself. The local man of the law takes care of the child and calls her Kristine Valdresdatter.

Directed by Rasmus Breistein - With Aase Bye

The Love Trader(1930)

A woman, raised in the most-strict New England atmosphere, marries a stern, God-fearing sea captain and is thrown suddenly into the romantic, colorful and licentious atmosphere of a South Sea island outpost. With her inhibitions and repressed desires what will be her reaction to the charms of the sensuous of the beautiful tropic nights and the call of love?

The Other Tomorrow(1930)

The Other Tomorrow, a love-triangle drama, is a lost American Pre-Code film, directed by Lloyd Bacon and produced by First National Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Bros.

The Jazz Cinderella(1930)

Intending that her son, Herbert, marry debutante Mildred Vane, Mrs. Consuelo Carter is most dismayed when she learns that Herbert has fallen in love with Pat Murray, a model in Darrow's dress shop. Pat's emphatic refusal to take Mrs. Carter's "suggestion" that she give up Herbert leads to her being fired, and she reluctantly accepts Herbert's invitation to weekend at the Carter country home. Finally realizing the hopelessness of the situation, Pat makes a spectacle of herself at a party; but Herbert is not fooled, and their love triumphs.

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