Best Romance Movies of 1930



7.0/10 IMDB

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?

Starring: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Ullrich Haupt, Adolphe Menjou, Eve Southern, Francis McDonald, Paul Porcasi, Émile Chautard, Juliette Compton, Albert Conti ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1930-11-14

City Girl

7.7/10 IMDB

A waitress from Chicago falls in love with a man from rural Minnesota and marries him, with the intent of living a better life - but life on the farm has its own challenges.

Starring: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, David Torrence, Edith Yorke, Anne Shirley, Tom McGuire, Richard Alexander, Patrick Rooney, Ed Brady, Roscoe Ates ..
Directed by: F. W. Murnau
Release date: 1930-01-12
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Big Trail

The Big Trail

7.1/10 IMDB

Young scout Breck Coleman leads a wagon train along the dangerous trail to Oregon as he tries to get the affection of the beautiful pioneer Ruth Cameron and plans his revenge on the harsh scoundrels who murdered a friend of his in the past.

Starring: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall, Tyrone Power Sr., David Rollins, Frederick Burton, Ian Keith, Charles Stevens, Louise Carver ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1930-11-01
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Love Parade

The Love Parade

7.0/10 IMDB

The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth, Eugene Pallette, E.H. Calvert, Edgar Norton, Lionel Belmore, Virginia Bruce, Yola d'Avril ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1930-01-18
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo

6.7/10 IMDB

A countess fleeing her husband mistakes a count for her hairdresser at a Monte Carlo casino.

Starring: Jack Buchanan, Jeanette MacDonald, Claud Allister, Zasu Pitts, Tyler Brooke, John Roche, Lionel Belmore, Albert Conti, Helen Garden, Donald Novis ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1930-08-27
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Divorcee

The Divorcee

6.7/10 IMDB

When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel, Robert Montgomery, Florence Eldridge, Helene Millard, Robert Elliott, Mary Doran, Tyler Brooke, Zelda Sears ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1930-04-19
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Ladies of Leisure

Ladies of Leisure

6.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Graves, Lowell Sherman, Marie Prevost, Nance O'Neil, George Fawcett, Juliette Compton, Johnnie Walker, Willie Best, Charles Butterworth ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1930-04-05

Anna Christie

6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, Marie Dressler, James T. Mack, Lee Phelps, Jack Baxley, William H. O'Brien, Robert Parrish ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1930-02-21
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Florodora Girl

The Florodora Girl

6.1/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Marion Davies, Lawrence Gray, Walter Catlett, Louis John Bartels, Ilka Chase, Vivien Oakland, Jed Prouty, Claud Allister, Sam Hardy, Nance O'Neil ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1930-05-31
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : A Man from Wyoming

A Man from Wyoming

6.5/10 IMDB

A story 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.

Starring: Gary Cooper, June Collyer, Regis Toomey, Morgan Farley, E.H. Calvert, Mary Foy, Frances Dee, Émile Chautard, Edgar Dearing, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1930-07-12
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Playboy of Paris

Playboy of Paris

6.1/10 IMDB

Yvonne, daughter of Philibert, a Paris cafe owner, is in love with dreamy, blundering Albert, a waiter, though he pays little attention to her. Philibert plans to marry his daughter to a wealthy Parisian, but upon learning that Albert is to come into a large inheritance, he conspires to place him under a longterm contract, confident that he willingly will pay a forfeit to break it.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Frances Dee, O.P. Heggie, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette, Dorothy Christy, Cecil Cunningham, Tyler Brooke, William B. Davidson, Charles Giblyn ..
Directed by: Ludwig Berger
Release date: 1930-10-18
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Unholy Three

The Unholy Three

6.7/10 IMDB

A trio of former sideshow performers double as the "Unholy Three" in a scam to nab some shiny rocks.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Elliott Nugent, Harry Earles, John Miljan, Ivan Linow, Clarence Burton, Crauford Kent, Trixie Friganza, Cecilia Parker ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1930-07-12

Madam Satan

6.4/10 IMDB

Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Bob is an unfaithful husband. Angela has a plan to win back his affections.

Starring: Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Lillian Roth, Roland Young, Elsa Peterson, Jack King, Eddie Prinz, Boyd Irwin, Wallace MacDonald, Tyler Brooke ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1930-09-20
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Not So Dumb

Not So Dumb

5.8/10 IMDB

Not-so-smart chatterbox Dulcy Parker does and says all the wrong things, but they right themselves to prove she's not so dumb after all.

Starring: Marion Davies, Elliott Nugent, Raymond Hackett, Franklin Pangborn, Julia Faye, William Holden, Donald Ogden Stewart, Sally Starr, George Davis, George Irving ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1930-02-02
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : True to the Navy

True to the Navy

6.3/10 IMDB

Ruby is a counter girl at the San Diego Soda Shop with a habit of being a girlfriend to Sailors stopping by. Things get a little zany when she sets her eyes on Bull's Eye McCoy a gunner who refuses to settle down.

Starring: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Harry Green, Rex Bell, Eddie Fetherston, Eddie Dunn, Ray Cooke, Harry Sweet, Adele Windsor, Sam Hardy ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1930-05-25
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

5.6/10 IMDB

Ed Wynn, a waiter, tries to get hit employers daughter a start on the stage; Ginger Rogers replaces Ethel Merman when Merman is kidnapped.

Starring: Ed Wynn, Ginger Rogers, Stanley Smith, Lou Holtz, Lida Kane, Ethel Merman, Bobby Watson, Donald Kirke, Holly Hall, Preston Foster ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1930-12-06
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Devil to Pay!

The Devil to Pay!

6.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Frederick Kerr, David Torrence, Florence Britton, Myrna Loy, Paul Cavanagh, Crauford Kent, Mary Forbes, Frances Dade ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1930-12-18
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Sin Takes a Holiday

Sin Takes a Holiday

6.1/10 IMDB

Dowdy Sylvia accepts her boss' marriage proposal, even though he only asked her to avoid marriage to another woman. As a wealthy wife, Sylvia changes from ugly duckling to uninhibited swan and even contemplates having an affair with a man she meets during a trip to Paris.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Kenneth MacKenna, Basil Rathbone, Rita La Roy, Zasu Pitts, George Davis, Richard Carle ..
Directed by: Paul L. Stein
Release date: 1930-11-10
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Girl of the Port

Girl of the Port

5.8/10 IMDB

Josie, a New York showgirl with a mind of her own and a heart of gold, finds herself stranded on the island of Fiji. While seeking a way home she is befriended by a local man who gets her a job working as a barmaid at The Bamboo Bar. There she meets an alcoholic World War I veteran who is haunted by his wartime experiences and has an irrational fear of fire. Under her concerned care, he begins to recover and they fall in love. But then her jealous self-appointed boyfriend forces the veteran to participate in a traditional Fijian fire-walking ritual. To overcome his terror he must walk across 20 feet of burning coals and fight his rival to reach Josie's loving arms.

Starring: Sally O'Neil, Reginald Sharland, Mitchell Lewis, Duke Kahanamoku, Donald MacKenzie, Renée Macready, Arthur Clayton, Gerald Barry, Barrie O'Daniels, John Webb Dillion ..
Directed by: Bert Glennon
Release date: 1930-02-02

Sinners' Holiday

6.3/10 IMDB

Ma Delano runs a penny arcade in Coney Island, living upstairs with her sons and daughter. Story involves rum-running, accidental murder and a frame-up.

Starring: Grant Withers, Evalyn Knapp, Lucille La Verne, Warren Hymer, James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Noel Madison, Otto Hoffman, Hank Mann, Ray Gallagher ..
Directed by: John G. Adolfi
Release date: 1930-10-11
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Raffles


6.4/10 IMDB

A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "retire" from that life, but an old friend comes to him with a predicament that entails him committing one last job.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, David Torrence, Frederick Kerr, Bramwell Fletcher, John Rogers, Wilson Benge, Alison Skipworth, Frances Dade, Virginia Bruce ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1930-07-11
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Devil's Holiday

The Devil's Holiday

6.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, James Kirkwood, Hobart Bosworth, Ned Sparks, Morgan Farley, Jed Prouty, Paul Lukas, Zasu Pitts, Morton Downey ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1930-05-09
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : River's End

River's End

5.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Charles Bickford, Evalyn Knapp, J. Farrell MacDonald, Zasu Pitts, Walter McGrail, David Torrence, Frank Coghlan Jr., Tom Santschi, Alice Belcher, Lionel Belmore ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1930-11-01
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Lord Byron of Broadway

Lord Byron of Broadway

5.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Charles Kaley, Ethelind Terry, Cliff Edwards, Marion Shilling, Gwen Lee, Benny Rubin, Drew Demorest, Jack Byron, Rita Flynn, Hazel Craven ..
Directed by: William Nigh, Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1930-02-28
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Holiday


6.3/10 IMDB

A young man is torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancée's family.

Starring: Ann Harding, Mary Astor, Edward Everett Horton, Robert Ames, Hedda Hopper, Hallam Cooley, Creighton Hale, Elizabeth Forrester, Mabel Forrest, Monroe Owsley ..
Directed by: Edward H. Griffith
Release date: 1930-07-03
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : For the Defense

For the Defense

6.4/10 IMDB

William Foster is 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.

Starring: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk, William B. Davidson, John Elliott, Thomas E. Jackson, Harry Walker, James Finlayson, Charles West, Charles Sullivan ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1930-07-19
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Life of the Party

The Life of the Party

5.3/10 IMDB

Two gold diggers try a French dressmaker, two Mr. Smiths and Havana.

Starring: Winnie Lightner, Irene Delroy, Charles Butterworth, Jack Whiting, Charles Judels, John Davidson, Arthur Hoyt, Bobby Barber, Carrie Daumery, William Irving ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1930-10-25
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Fast and Loose

Fast and Loose

6.2/10 IMDB

A wealthy family is thrown into turmoil when the daughter falls for the family chauffeur and the son begins to keep company with a chorus girl.

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard, Frank Morgan, Charles Starrett, Henry Wadsworth, Winifred Harris, Barry O'Moore, David Hutcheson, Ilka Chase, Herschel Mayall ..
Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer
Release date: 1930-11-08
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Office Wife

The Office Wife

6.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Dorothy Mackaill, Lewis Stone, Natalie Moorhead, Hobart Bosworth, Joan Blondell, Blanche Friderici, Brooks Benedict, Dale Fuller, Walter Merrill, Ben Hall ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1930-08-23
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : War Nurse

War Nurse

6.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, June Walker, Robert Ames, Zasu Pitts, Marie Prevost, Helen Jerome Eddy, Hedda Hopper, Edward Nugent, Martha Sleeper ..
Directed by: Edgar Selwyn
Release date: 1930-11-22
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Scarlet Pages

Scarlet Pages

5.5/10 IMDB

Nora Mason becomes entangled in a family mix-up of murder and scandal that threatens to ruin her career and entire future; Unless the mother she does not know can find a way to save her.

Starring: Elsie Ferguson, Marian Nixon, John Halliday, Grant Withers, Daisy Belmore, William B. Davidson, Jean Laverty, Wilbur Mack, Charlotte Walker, Neely Edwards ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1930-09-27
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Virtuous Sin

The Virtuous Sin

5.6/10 IMDB

Marya gets friendly with General Platoff in order to save her husband Victor from being executed.

Starring: Walter Huston, Kay Francis, Kay Francis, Kenneth MacKenna, Paul Cavanagh, Eric Kalkhurst, Oscar Apfel, Gordon McLeod, Youcca Troubetzkov, Victor Potel ..
Directed by: George Cukor, Louis J. Gasnier
Release date: 1930-10-24
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Soup to Nuts

Soup to Nuts

5.8/10 IMDB

Mr. Schmidt's costume store is bankrupt because he spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions; the creditors send a young manager who falls for Schmidt's niece Louise, but she'll have none of him. Schmidt's friends Ted, Queenie, and some goofy firemen try to help out; things come to a slapstick head when Louise needs rescuing from a fire.

Starring: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Ted Healy, Charles Winninger, Frances McCoy, George Bickel, Lucile Browne, Stanley Smith, Hallam Cooley ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1930-09-28
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Cheaters

The Cheaters

6.7/10 IMDB

An embezzler, Bill Marsh, swears vengeance on a businessman, John Travers, who has turned him in to the police. Twenty years pass, and Marsh emerges from jail and establishes himself as the head of a powerful crime empire, with his daughter, Paula, serving as bait to attract wealthy victims. Paula falls in love with Lee Travers, the adopted son of Marsh's old enemy, and begins to have doubts about her life of crime. Only after a series of tragic incidents is she set free to marry Lee and start life anew. This silent feature was highly regarded for its set design and 'unusual sensitivity to the expressive range of the camera and their awareness of careful scenario construction as a key to emotionally powerful cinema'. Cast includes Marie Lorraine, Arthur Greenaway, John Faulkner. A sound version was attempted soon after but was not successful and was never released.

Starring: Marie Lorraine, Arthur Greenaway, John Faulkner, Josef Bambach, Nellie McNiven, Elaine de Chair ..
Directed by: Paulette McDonagh
Release date: 1930-06-01
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon

5.5/10 IMDB

Wall Street wizard, Larry Day, new to the ways of love, is coached by his valet. He follows Vivian Benton on an ocean liner, where cocktails, laced with a "love potion," work their magic. He then loses his fortune in the market crash and feels he has also lost his girl.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Bebe Daniels, Edward Everett Horton, Claud Allister, Jack Mulhall, Walter Walker, June MacCloy, Helen Jerome Eddy, Bing Crosby, William H. O'Brien ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1930-12-29
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Going Wild

Going Wild

5.7/10 IMDB

Rollo and Lane just happen to be tossed off the train at White Beach where Robert Story -Air ace and writer- is supposed to stop. It is a case of mistaken identity as no one knows what Story looks like. So they get free room and meals at the Palm Inn and everything is going well until they want Story to fly in the race on Saturday. Rollo has never even be up in a plane, never mind fly one, so he must figure a way out. But the girls have everything bet on his winning the race. Written by Tony Fontana

Starring: Joe E. Brown, Lawrence Gray, Walter Pidgeon, Ona Munson, Laura Lee, Frank McHugh, May Boley, Anders Randolf, Arthur Hoyt, Johnny Arthur ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1930-12-21
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Playing Around

Playing Around

5.8/10 IMDB

New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a dull marriage when she meets a rich playboy who has money to burn and places to go.

Starring: Alice White, Chester Morris, William Bakewell, Richard Carlyle, Marion Byron, Maurice Black, Lionel Belmore, Shep Camp, Ann Brody, Nellie V. Nichols ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1930-01-10
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Naughty Flirt

The Naughty Flirt

5.6/10 IMDB

A coquettish socialite falls for a straight-laced associate in her father's law firm. But she must also fend off the advances of a greedy fortune-hunter and his sister.

Starring: Alice White, Paul Page, Myrna Loy, Robert Agnew, Douglas Gilmore, George Irving, Geraldine Dvorak, Thelma Hill, Lloyd Ingraham, Marian Marsh ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1930-12-17
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Truth About Youth

The Truth About Youth

5.6/10 IMDB

A young man falls into the clutches of a nightclub singer who corrupts him.

Starring: Loretta Young, Conway Tearle, David Manners, Myrna Loy, J. Farrell MacDonald, Myrtle Stedman, Harry Stubbs, William Bailey, Joseph E. Bernard, James Conaty ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1930-11-03
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Big Pond

The Big Pond

5.7/10 IMDB

A singing Frenchman meets an American heiress and gets a job at her father's chewing-gum factory.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, George Barbier, Marion Ballou, Andrée Corday, Frank Lyon, Nat Pendleton, Elaine Koch ..
Directed by: Hobart Henley
Release date: 1930-05-03
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Stone Age Stunts

Stone Age Stunts

4.6/10 IMDB

A cave man gets up in the morning to walk around hitting things with his club. After knocking a huge dinosaur out cold, he uses the stiff dino's body as a saw, using the spiny back bones as the saw's teeth. He battles another Neanderthal for the prize of a pretty cave girl, but she uses a club on him after he wins.

Directed by: John Foster, Mannie Davis
Release date: 1930-12-07
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Big Dog House

The Big Dog House

5.5/10 IMDB

In this MGM Dogville series short, an all-dog cast play out a story of jealousy, murder and justice thwarted.

Directed by: Zion Myers, Jules White
Release date: 1930-04-08
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Manslaughter


6.5/10 IMDB

A spoiled young rich girl is sent to prison for accidentally running down a pedestrian. There she learns about a life and people she had never even imagined existed before.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Emma Dunn, Natalie Moorhead, Richard Tucker, Louise Beavers, Hilda Vaughn, G. Pat Collins, Steve Pendleton, Stanley Fields ..
Directed by: George Abbott
Release date: 1930-07-22
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Hook, Line and Sinker

Hook, Line and Sinker

5.9/10 IMDB

Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run down and nearly abandoned, they launch a phony PR campaign that presents the hotel as a resort favored by the rich. Their advertising succeeds too well, and many complications soon arise.

Starring: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Jobyna Howland, Natalie Moorhead, Hugh Herbert, George F. Marion, William B. Davidson, Stanley Fields, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1930-12-26
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Hell Harbor

Hell Harbor

5.4/10 IMDB

Lovely Anita dreams of escaping the monotony of her island home and sailing to bustling Havana. But when her abusive father promises her to the greasy local merchant, Anita does everything in her power to make her dream a reality.

Starring: Lupe Vélez, Jean Hersholt, John Holland, Gibson Gowland, Harry Allen, Al St. John, Rondo Hatton, Paul E. Burns, George Bookasta, Ulysses Williams ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1930-03-14
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Lovin' the Ladies

Lovin' the Ladies

6.3/10 IMDB

A man who believes that love is more animal and chemical than spiritual, bets that by controlling the circumstances, he can get any man and woman to fall for with each other and get engaged within a month.

Starring: Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Allen Kearns, Rita La Roy, Anthony Bushell, Renée Macready, Virginia Sale, Henry Armetta, Ernest Hilliard, Selmer Jackson ..
Directed by: Melville W. Brown
Release date: 1930-04-06
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Laughter


6.3/10 IMDB

Zeigfeld Follies beauty Peggy marries an older man, C. Morton Gibson. Although she soon grows tired of their sedate life, she refuses the attentions of her longtime friend, the volatile sculptor Ralph Le Saint. When pianist Paul Lockridge arrives from Paris, he begs Peggy to run away with him to France, where they can share adventure and a full life -- but complications arise for Peggy when Gibson's attractive daughter visits.

Starring: Nancy Carroll, Fredric March, Frank Morgan, Glenn Anders, Diane Ellis, Ollie Burgoyne, Leonard Carey, Eric Blore, Charles Halton, Duncan Penwarden ..
Directed by: Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Release date: 1930-09-24
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : The Woman Racket

The Woman Racket

6.1/10 IMDB

During a raid, a cop lets a pretty speakeasy employee escape and later begins dating her. Although she loves him, his salary and dull life leave her wanting.

Starring: Tom Moore, Blanche Sweet, Sally Starr, Robert Agnew, John Miljan, Lew Kelly, Tom London, Eugene Borden, Jack Byron, Nita Martan ..
Directed by: Robert Ober, Paul Bern, Albert H. Kelley
Release date: 1930-01-24
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

5.6/10 IMDB

Young Mary Rainey takes the reins of her deceased father's failing circus. With the help of the Inimitable Smiley Johnson, she hopes to bring fortune back to her ragtag band of ragged shoeleather performers.

Starring: Joe Cook, Louise Fazenda, Joan Peers, Dave Chasen, Tom Howard, Alan Roscoe, Adolph Milar, Clarence Muse, Nella Walker, William Collier Jr. ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1930-08-07
Best Romance Movies of 1930 : A Warm Corner

A Warm Corner

6.6/10 IMDB

This early Gainsborough film is truly a lost treasure and easily one of the most daring and risque films ever made. At least half a dozen different tales seem to be going on at once all finally meeting in the end. The story starts in the Lido hotel where our "Pickles" remarks upon the fact that everyone in the register is called Smith. Hes trying to chat up Mimi so shell split up with her boyfriend as her boyfriends uncle has other plans for his nephew - alas what no one knows is that he and Mimi have already been married for a few months on the sly!

Starring: Leslie Henson, Heather Thatcher, Austin Melford, Connie Ediss, Toni Edgar-Bruce, Alfred Wellesley, Kim Peacock, Belle Chrystall, George DeWarfaz, Harry Crocker ..
Directed by: Victor Saville
Release date: 1930-09-29

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