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Good Early Romantic Comedy Movies
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Movie: Sin Takes a Holiday ( 1930 )
A plain secretary works for a womanizing divorce lawyer who only dates married women. To avoid having to deal with the matrimonial pursuits of any of his potential romances, he offers her financial support if she marries him in name only.
Movie: Platinum Blonde ( 1931 )
A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.
Movie: Polly of the Circus ( 1932 )
After a trapeze performer is injured during an accident, she is moved to a minister's house where they both fall in love.
Movie: Professional Sweetheart ( 1933 )
A vice-free radio singer wants to experience the dark side of life, so a press agent convinces her sponsor to choose a "professional sweetheart" from her fans.
Movie: Design for Living ( 1933 )
A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.
Movie: It Happened One Night ( 1934 )
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.
Movie: The Richest Girl in the World ( 1934 )
An heiress switches places with her secretary in order to find a man who will love her for who she is and not for her money.
Movie: Romance in Manhattan ( 1935 )
Rejected as an immigrant because he doesn't have the required $200, a Czech immigrant jumps ship and is befriended by a chorus girl and becomes a taxi driver.
Movie: The Farmer Takes a Wife ( 1935 )
Charming love story set on the Erie Canal in the mid-19th Century. A farmer works on the canal to earn money to buy a farm. He meets a cook on a canal boat, but she can't even consider leaving the exciting life on the canal for a banal one on a farm...
Movie: Alice Adams ( 1935 )
The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America.
Movie: Desire ( 1936 )
An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief.
Movie: My Man Godfrey ( 1936 )
A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.
Movie: Topper ( 1937 )
A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.
Movie: Sylvia Scarlett ( 1936 )
When her father decides to flee to England, young Sylvia Scarlett must become Sylvester Scarlett and protect her father every step of the way, with the questionable help of plenty others.
Movie: Easy Living ( 1937 )
During the Great Depression, a wealthy banker throws away his wife's expensive fur coat; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions.
Movie: The Awful Truth ( 1937 )
Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.
Movie: Double Wedding ( 1937 )
Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free-spirited artist in an auto trailer are all experiencing romantic complications.
Movie: The Divorce of Lady X ( 1938 )
Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client.
Movie: The Baroness and the Butler ( 1938 )
A butler gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.
Movie: Merrily We Live ( 1938 )
Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a chauffeur's uniform. He also catches the eye of her pretty Geraldine.
Movie: Bluebeard's Eighth Wife ( 1938 )
After learning her multi-millionaire fiancé has already been married seven times, the daughter of a penniless marquis decides to tame him.
Movie: Holiday ( 1938 )
A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.
Movie: You Can't Take It with You ( 1938 )
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
Movie: Made for Each Other ( 1939 )
While on a business trip, an ambitious young lawyer meets and immediately falls in love with a stranger. They wed the following day, and tragedy soon strikes.
Movie: Topper Takes a Trip ( 1939 )
To gain entry to Heaven, a ghost attempts to reunite a divorcing couple as a good deed.
Movie: Love Affair ( 1939 )
A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, after he has had a chance to earn a decent living.
Movie: Bachelor Mother ( 1939 )
An unemployed woman discovers an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage, and accepts an offer to take responsibility for the child in return for a job.
Movie: Ninotchka ( 1939 )
A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.
Movie: His Girl Friday ( 1940 )
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
Movie: Remember the Night ( 1940 )
A shoplifter and her prosecutor fall in love, creating tensions for his career and family.
Movie: The Shop Around the Corner ( 1940 )
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.
Movie: My Favorite Wife ( 1940 )
Missing for seven years and presumed dead, a woman returns home on the day of her husband's second marriage.
Movie: Christmas in July ( 1940 )
When the co-workers of an ambitious clerk trick him into thinking he has won $25,000 in a slogan contest, he begins to use the money to fulfill his dreams. What will happen when the ruse is discovered?
Movie: The Philadelphia Story ( 1940 )
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.
Movie: The Lady Eve ( 1941 )
A trio of classy card sharks targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, until one of them falls in love with him.
Movie: The Devil and Miss Jones ( 1941 )
A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.
Movie: Meet John Doe ( 1941 )
A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.
Movie: The Bride Came C.O.D. ( 1941 )
A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.
Movie: Pot o' Gold ( 1941 )
Jimmy goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst enemy because of their love for music and in-house band who constantly practices.
Movie: Mr. & Mrs. Smith ( 1941 )
A couple who have been married for three years are shocked to learn that their marriage is not legally valid.
Movie: I Married a Witch ( 1942 )
A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.
Movie: Ball of Fire ( 1942 )
A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover.
Movie: Roxie Hart ( 1942 )
Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?
Movie: Woman of the Year ( 1942 )
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.
Movie: The Talk of the Town ( 1942 )
An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
Movie: The Palm Beach Story ( 1942 )
An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire.
Movie: The Major and the Minor ( 1942 )
A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.
Movie: The Heavenly Body ( 1944 )
The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes convinced that her astrologer's prediction of a new dream man in her life will come true.
Movie: Together Again ( 1944 )
A prim and proper widow who has succeeded him as mayor of a provincial Vermont town hires a worldly New York sculptor for her husband's statue.
Movie: Christmas in Connecticut ( 1945 )
A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.
Movie: Without Reservations ( 1946 )
En route to Hollywood, an author becomes smitten with a marine, though he is unaware of her celebrity status and is critical of her best-selling novel.
Movie: The Bride Wore Boots ( 1947 )
A bookish historian is married to a steely Southern belle who raises horses, an animal that he doesn't care for. However, the cute young neighbor girl doesn't feel that way about him and makes no bones about letting him know it.
Movie: Magic Town ( 1947 )
An opinion pollster finds a town which is a perfect mirror of U.S. opinions.
Movie: That Wonderful Urge ( 1948 )
When an heiress finds out that the friendly young man she's met at Sun Valley is really an investigative reporter, she ruins his career by falsely claiming they're married.
Movie: Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid ( 1949 )
While on vacation in the Caribbean with his wife, a middle-aged man unexpectedly finds, and falls in love with, a mermaid.
Movie: I Was a Male War Bride ( 1949 )
After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act.
Movie: The Bishop's Wife ( 1948 )
An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.
Movie: Man with a Million ( 1954 )
As part of a bet, two aristocrats offer a penniless American a loan, without telling him that the amount is £1,000,000 in the form of a single banknote.
Movie: Teacher's Pet ( 1958 )
A hard-nosed newspaper editor poses as a night school student in order to woo a journalism teacher who cannot stand him.
Movie: Let's Make Love ( 1960 )
When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.
Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's ( 1961 )
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
Movie: Lover Come Back ( 1961 )
A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.
Movie: That Touch of Mink ( 1962 )
A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save herself for marriage.
Movie: Love with the Proper Stranger ( 1963 )
Angie Rossini is an innocent Italian Catholic Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky (who doesn't remember her at first) to tell him she's pregnant and needs a doctor for an abortion. He finds her a doctor and they work together to raise the money. Can these two strangers find love with one another before it's too late?
Movie: Move Over, Darling ( 1963 )
After five years lost at sea, a missing wife thought long dead returns just after her husband remarries.
Movie: A New Kind of Love ( 1963 )
The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.
Movie: Father Goose ( 1964 )
During World War II, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.
Movie: Goodbye Charlie ( 1964 )
Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts Charlie's affairs in order and after being convinced, finds himself an unwilling helper in Charlie's new plan to marry into money.
Movie: Sex and the Single Girl ( 1964 )
A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.
Movie: That Funny Feeling ( 1965 )
Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford. Embarrassed about bringing him back to her tiny apartment that she shares with her roommate Audrey, Joan brings Tom over to a fancy apartment that she cleans on a daily basis not knowing that it's his place. Tom plays along with the charade despite not knowing who Joan really is, while she tries to tidy up Tom's place not knowing who he really is.
Movie: A Fine Madness ( 1966 )
Samson Shillitoe, mad genius of a poet irresistible to women, but plagued by writer's block, agrees to see a psychiatrist, and his beautiful wife.
Movie: Cactus Flower ( 1969 )
A dentist pretends to be married to avoid commitment, but when he falls for his girlfriend and proposes, he must recruit his lovelorn nurse to pose as his wife.
Movie: Three Wise Girls ( 1932 )
Cassie has come to New York and goes to work as a model where her friend Gladys works. She falls in love with wealthy young Jerry who is already married. Gladys has the same probelm with her man Phelps.
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