1938 Romantic Drama Movies

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| 1h 43min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 57 votes)

In 1850s Louisiana, the willfulness of a tempestuous Southern belle threatens to destroy all who care for her.

Port of Shadows(1938)

3.8/5 (with 75 votes)

Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean, an army deserter looking for another chance to make good on life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, as acts of both revenge and kindness render him front-page news.


2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Ferdinand de Lesseps, disappointed in love, is sent as a junior diplomat to the Isthmus of Suez, and realizes it's just the place for a canal.

The Citadel(1938)

| 1h 50min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

Andrew Manson, a young, idealistic, newly qualified Scottish doctor arrives in Wales takes his first job in a mining town, and begins to wonder at the persistent cough many of the miners have. When his attempts to prove its cause are thwarted, he moves to London. His new practice does badly. But when a friend shows him how to make a lucrative practice from rich hypochondriacs, it will take a great shock to show him what the truth of being a doctor really is.

Gold Is Where You Find It(1938)

3.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Colonel Ferris, a wealthy farmer in northern California, is strongly opposed to hydraulic mining, a new method developed during the gold rush of the 1870's, which is flooding the area's prosperous farmlands. Despite Ferris' political stance, Jared Whitney, a mining engineer from the East, becomes friends with the colonel's son Lance and falls in love with his daughter Serena. Family tensions deepen when the colonel's brother Ralph gives up farming to go to San Francisco to work for his wife Rosanna's father, Harrison McCooey, a leader in the mining venture. When Lance follows Ralph, the colonel, focusing his anger on Jared, forbids him to see Serena.

Comet Over Broadway(1938)

1h 10min
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Story of a rising stage star and the trouble she causes by her ambition.

The Shining Hour(1938)

1h 16min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

A nightclub dancer shakes the foundations of a wealthy farming family after she marries into it.

The Girl of the Golden West(1938)

1.9/5 (with 1 vote)

Mary Robbins is a moderately educated, beautiful, young woman who owns the saloon called "The Poker". She is the only woman in the town of Couldee - making her the fancy of all the men there, especially to Sheriff Jack Rance. On the way to Monterey to sing at a mass officiated by Father Sienna, her stagecoach is held up by the infamous masked bandit, Ramerez. He too takes a fancy to Mary, and decides to secretly follow her, taking on the identity of an officer named, Lieutenant Johnson. While in Monterey, he dances, sings and courts Mary, who has now fallen in love with him. He then has to make a quick getaway. In the mean-time, Sheriff Jack has set up a trap to catch Ramerez at "The Poker". When Ramerez does arrive he soon discovers that Mary is the owner, and quickly changes to the identity of Lieutenant Johnson. How long can this charade last?


3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

Pepe Le Moko is a notorious thief, who escaped from France. Since his escape, Moko became a resident and leader of the immense Casbah of Algiers. French officials arrive insisting on Pepe's capture are met with unfazed local detectives, led by Inspector Slimane, who are biding their time. Meanwhile, Pepe meets the beautiful Gaby , which arouses the jealousy of Ines.

Sky Giant(1938)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Given the job of training young pilots for important post-war cargo flights, hard-boiled Col. Stockton forces ex-officer Stag Cahill back into the military to be his aide at the academy. Complications arise when Stockton's son Kenneth arrives for training and Stockton, believing his son to be a slackard, looks for an excuse to drop him from the program. Rivalry develops between Stag and Ken as well, as they fall for the same girl.

Under the Big Top(1938)

Director Karl Brown's 1938 circus drama stars Marjorie Main as a tough, fur-coat-wearing circus boss who raises her orphaned niece to be a trapeze star.

Directed by Karl Brown

The Shopworn Angel(1938)

1h 25min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
4.0/5 (with 4 votes)

During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent to New York for basic training. He meets worldly wise actress Daisy Heath when her car nearly runs him over.

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The Song of the Scarlet Flower(1938)

1h 55min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Song of the Scarlet Flower was Teuvo Tulio's first independently produced film, and the earliest of his surviving films. The plot was about Olavi, a farmer's son who leaves his home after a dispute with his father and leads a life of a womanizing logger.

Directed by Teuvo Tulio

La zandunga(1938)

1h 40min | Romance / Love, Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

It is the story of a beautiful Tehuana woman who falls in love with a sailor who leaves with the promise of returning, but due to her delay she decides to accept a former suitor as her husband. Finally, when the marriage is about to materialize, the sailor returns creating an emotional conflict in her that is resolved thanks to her fiancé who, by intuiting her true feelings, leaves her free to stay with the sailor.

Dramatic School(1938)

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

Aspiring actress Louise Muban attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day and assembles gas meters at night.

Always Goodbye(1938)

3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

Following the death of her fiancé, Margot Weston is left pregnant and unmarried. Former doctor Jim Howard helps the desperate Margot. When her son is born, Jim helps her find a home for the baby with Phil Marshall and his wife. Margot insists that neither the Marshalls nor the child can ever know that she is his mother.

Little Miss Thoroughbred(1938)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A young orphan girl wants a small-time gambler to be her father.

The Chaser(1938)

1h 16min | Drama, Romance / Love

A sleazy lawyer gains clients by showing up at terrible accidents. His boss, determined to stop him, hires a pretty girl to cozy up and coerce the truth out of the ambulance-chaser. Unfortunately, the boss doesn't count on the romance factor and sure enough, love blossoms between the girl and the shyster.

Directed by Edwin L. Marin - With Dennis O'Keefe

Secrets of an Actress(1938)

1h 10min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

A romantic drama film about a love triangle between a stage actress, her financial backer, and his friend.

I Met My Love Again(1938)

1h 17min | Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

In Vermont, college student Ives Towner refuses to marry his longtime girlfriend, Julie Weir, until he has a career. Soon after, Julie meets and grows infatuated with handsome writer Michael Shaw, and they marry and move to Paris. Years later, after Michael's accidental death, Julie and her daughter move back to Vermont to live with her aunt and Julie finds Ives, now a professor, disinterested in resuming their romantic relationship.

Dos cadetes(1938)

1h 4min

Mama thinks one of her sons is going into the priesthood... but he wants to join the army instead. Naughty uncle from Paris help him get out from under Mom's thumb.

Directed by René Cardona - With Sara García

Romance of the Limberlost(1938)

1h 15min | Romance / Love, Drama

An orphaned girl is being raised in the Limberlost by her aunt, who hates her because the girl's mother married the man that the aunt loved. The girl's existence is close to being servitude bondage, and her only companions are the birds and the animals of the forest. She meets and falls in love with a young man whose ambition is to be a lawyer. But her aunt is arranging for her to be married to the wealthiest man in the Limberlost, a drunken, coarse bully.

Directed by William Nigh - With Jean Parker

Prison Without Bars(1938)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Suzanne, Renee, Nina and Marta all hate being in prison, being slapped and treated badly, and so all the girls are trying to escape. Madame Appel just causes chaos all the time, with her harsh manners. When Yvonne with her free-thinking ways is put in charge of the school for misbehaving girls, and asks them to tell her their complaints, they don't believe her at first. Yvonne is in love and about to marry the establishment's doctor, and it does not help that one teenage girl falls for him - and is corresponded. It's a hard life for the girls, and for the new female warden.

Profesor Wilczur(1938)

1h 28min | Romance / Love, Drama

Profesor Wilczur is a 1938 Polish romantic drama film directed by Michał Waszyński. It is based on the novel by Tadeusz Dolega-Mostowicz.


1h 38min
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Musical romance set in 1880s Mexico.

Directed by Raphael J. Sevilla - With Sara García

Anna Favetti(1938)

1h 39min | Drama

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1h 29min | Drama, History

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