Best Romance Movies of 1936

1.

My Man Godfrey

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park, who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia, who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Jean Dixon, Eugene Pallette, Alan Mowbray, Mischa Auer, Pat Flaherty, Robert Light ..
Directed by: Gregory La Cava
Release date: 1936-09-02
2.

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone. Deeds outwits them all until Babe Bennett comes along. When small-town boy meets big-city girl anything can, and does, happen.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn, H.B. Warner, Ruth Donnelly, Walter Catlett, John Wray ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1936-04-09
3.

Swing Time

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Lucky is tricked into missing his own wedding again and has to make $25,000 so her father allows him to marry Margaret. He and business partner Pop go to New York where they run into dancing instructor Penny. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricky Romero.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Betty Furness, Georges Metaxa, Dennis O'Keefe, Landers Stevens, Jack Goode ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1936-08-27
4.

The Petrified Forest

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Gabby, the waitress in an isolated Arizona diner, dreams of a bigger and better life. One day penniless intellectual Alan drifts into the joint and the two strike up a rapport. Soon enough, notorious killer Duke Mantee takes the diner's inhabitants hostage. Surrounded by miles of desert, the patrons and staff are forced to sit tight with Mantee and his gang overnight.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin, Dick Foran, Humphrey Bogart, Joe Sawyer, Porter Hall, Charley Grapewin, Paul Harvey, Eddie Acuff ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1936-02-08
5.

Libeled Lady

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

When a major newspaper accuses wealthy socialite Connie Allenbury of being a home-wrecker, and she files a multi-million-dollar libel lawsuit, the publication's frazzled head editor, Warren Haggerty, must find a way to turn the tables on her. Soon Haggerty's harried fiancée, Gladys Benton, and his dashing friend Bill Chandler are in on a scheme that aims to discredit Connie, with amusing and unexpected results.

Starring: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Walter Connolly, Charley Grapewin, Cora Witherspoon, E. E. Clive, Bunny Beatty, Otto Yamaoka ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1936-10-09
6.

Dodsworth

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

Starring: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, David Niven, Gregory Gaye, Maria Ouspenskaya, Odette Myrtil, Spring Byington, Harlan Briggs ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1936-09-23
7.

San Francisco

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.

Starring: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt, Ted Healy, John "Skins" Miller, Nigel De Brulier, John George, Jessie Ralph, Edgar Kennedy ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1936-06-26
8.

Secret Agent

3.9
6.4/10 IMDB

After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Starring: John Gielgud, Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young, Percy Marmont, Florence Kahn, Charles Carson, Lilli Palmer, Michael Rennie, Howard Marion-Crawford ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1936-05-31
9.

These Three

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Martha and Karen graduate from college and turn an old Massachusetts farm into a school for girls. The friends are aided in their venture by local doctor Joe Cardin, who begins a relationship with Karen, and a prominent woman whose granddaughter, Mary, later enrolls in the new school. Mary soon reveals herself to be a spiteful child and tells a scandalous lie about Martha and Joe that threatens to destroy the lives of all involved.

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea, Catherine Doucet, Alma Kruger, Bonita Granville, Marcia Mae Jones, Margaret Hamilton, Walter Brennan, Carmencita Johnson ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1936-03-18
10.

Camille

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure. One such woman is Marguerite Gautier, who begins a sumptuous romance with Armand Duval.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Jessie Ralph, Henry Daniell, Lenore Ulric, Laura Hope Crews, Rex O'Malley, Lita Chevret ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1936-12-26
11.

The Charge of the Light Brigade

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

In 1853, as the British and Russian empires compete to gain and maintain their place in the dreadful Great Game of political intrigues and alliances whose greatest prize is the domination of India and the border territories, Major Geoffrey Vickers must endure several betrayals and misfortunes before he can achieve his revenge at the Balaclava Heights, on October 25, 1854, the most glorious day of the Crimean War.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, David Niven, C. Henry Gordon, G.P. Huntley, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1936-10-22
12.

Follow the Fleet

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

When the fleet puts in at San Francisco, sailor Bake Baker tries to rekindle the flame with his old dancing partner, Sherry Martin, while Bake's buddy Bilge Smith romances Sherry's sister, Connie. But it's not all smooth sailing—Bake has a habit of losing Sherry's jobs for her and, despite Connie's dreams, Bilge is not ready to settle down.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Nelson, Astrid Allwyn, Betty Grable, Harry Beresford, Russell Hicks, Brooks Benedict, Ray Mayer ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1936-02-20
13.

Lloyd's of London

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Norfolk, England, 1770. The nephew of an innkeeper and the son of a reverend maintain a very close friendship until, after living a great adventure, they must separate their paths. The former will head his footsteps to London and bound his destiny to Lloyd's, a thriving insurance company; the latter will eventually become one of the greatest heroes in the history of the British Empire.

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Madeleine Carroll, Guy Standing, Tyrone Power, C. Aubrey Smith, Virginia Field, Douglas Scott, George Sanders, J. M. Kerrigan, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1936-11-25
14.

Wife vs. Secretary

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Magazine publisher Van Stanhope is a hard-working, dynamic executive very happily married to his beautiful wife Linda. Although their relationship is built on unconditional trust, friends, and even Van's mother, caution Linda about the dangers of allowing Whitey, her husband's extremely sexy secretary, to continue to have access to him. Although Whitey has a faithful boyfriend, she secretly harbors unrequited feelings for her boss. When they take a business trip to Havana, circumstantial evidence convinces Linda that the rumors she's heard may have a basis in fact.

Starring: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, May Robson, George Barbier, Gloria Holden, Hobart Cavanaugh, Tom Dugan, Gilbert Emery ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1936-02-28
15.

Desire

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Madeleine steals a string of pearls in Paris and uses US engineer Tom, who is driving on his vacation to Spain, to get the pearls out of France. But getting the pearls back from him proves to be difficult without falling in love.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, William Frawley, Ernest Cossart, Akim Tamiroff, Alan Mowbray, Zeffie Tilbury, George MacQuarrie, Robert Emmett O'Connor ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage, Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1936-04-11
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Theodora Goes Wild
16.

Theodora Goes Wild

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The small-town prudes of Lynnfield are up in arms over 'The Sinner,' a sexy best-seller. They little suspect that author 'Caroline Adams' is really Theodora Lynn, scion of the town's leading family. Michael Grant, devil-may-care book jacket illustrator, penetrates Theodora's incognito and sets out to 'free her' from Lynnfield against her will. But Michael has a secret too, and gets a taste of his own medicine.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall, Elisabeth Risdon, Margaret McWade, Spring Byington, Nana Bryant, Henry Kolker, Leona Maricle ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1936-11-12
17.

Mary of Scotland

3.6
6.3/10 IMDB

The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Douglas Walton, John Carradine, Robert Barrat, Gavin Muir, Ian Keith, Moroni Olsen, William Stack ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1936-07-28
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Come and Get It
18.

Come and Get It

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Frances Farmer, Walter Brennan, Mady Christians, Mary Nash, Andrea Leeds, Frank Shields, Edwin Maxwell, Cecil Cunningham ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks, William Wyler, Richard Rosson
Release date: 1936-11-06
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
19.

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A doctor is driven into an investigation of sinister goings-on at a race track by his mystery writer ex-wife.

Starring: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason, Eric Blore, Robert Armstrong, Lila Lee, Grant Mitchell, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ralph Morgan, Lucile Gleason ..
Directed by: Stephen Roberts
Release date: 1936-04-24
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : The Plainsman
20.

The Plainsman

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Wild Bill Hickok (Gary Cooper), Calamity Jane (Jean Arthur) and Buffalo Bill (James Ellison) go up against Indians and a gunrunner.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford, Helen Burgess, Porter Hall, Paul Harvey, Victor Varconi, John Miljan, Frank McGlynn Sr. ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1936-11-16
21.

Three Smart Girls

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

The three Craig sisters Penny, Kay, and Joan, go to New York to stop their divorced father from marrying gold digger Donna Lyons and re-unite him with their mother.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Barbara Read, Nan Grey, Charles Winninger, Binnie Barnes, Ray Milland, Nella Walker, Hobart Cavanaugh, John 'Dusty' King, Alice Brady ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1936-12-20
22.

Anthony Adverse

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Based on the novel by Hervey Allen, this expansive drama follows the many adventures of the eponymous hero, Anthony Adverse. Abandoned at a convent by his heartless nobleman father, Don Luis, Anthony is later mentored by his kind grandfather, John Bonnyfeather, and falls for the beautiful Angela Giuseppe. When circumstances separate Anthony and Angela and he embarks on a long journey, he must find his way back to her, no matter what the cost.

Starring: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise, Edmund Gwenn, Claude Rains, Louis Hayward, Gale Sondergaard, Steffi Duna, Billy Mauch ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1936-08-29
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
23.

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A well-established tale of a long-running feud between two mountain clans.

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Fred Stone, Nigel Bruce, Beulah Bondi, Robert Barrat, George McFarland, Fuzzy Knight, Fred MacMurray, Tuffy ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1936-03-13
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : The Princess Comes Across
24.

The Princess Comes Across

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A Swedish princess boards an ocean liner in Europe en route to an acting career in America, and finds herself getting inconveniently attached to a bandleader returning home. To complicate matters, a blackmailer on board apparently knows she is not who she claims to be - and he has his sights set on other passengers with secrets of their own. In the meantime an escaped killer has stowed away under someone else's identity, and is killing again to cover his tracks; five international police detectives on board are heading the investigation to find him. When evidence points to the princess and bandleader, they must find the killer themselves - before he finds them.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Douglass Dumbrille, Alison Skipworth, George Barbier, William Frawley, Porter Hall, Lumsden Hare, Sig Ruman, Mischa Auer ..
Directed by: William K. Howard
Release date: 1936-05-22
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss
25.

The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance.

Starring: Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne, Henry Kendall, Leon M. Lion, John Turnbull, Arthur Hardy, Iris Ashley, Garry Marsh, Andreas Malandrinos ..
Directed by: Alfred Zeisler
Release date: 1936-07-28
26.

Rose Marie

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Opera singer, Marie de Flor, seeks out fugitive brother in the Canadian wilderness. During her trek, she meets a Canadian mountie, Sgt. Bruce, who is also searching for her brother. Romance ensues, resulting in several love duets between the two.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen, Allan Jones, James Stewart, Alan Mowbray, Gilda Gray, George Regas, Robert Greig, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1936-01-31
27.

The Great Ziegfeld

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Virginia Bruce, Reginald Owen, Ray Bolger, Ernest Cossart, Joseph Cawthorn ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1936-04-08
28.

Romeo and Juliet

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Young love is poisoned by a generations long feud between two noble families.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore, Edna May Oliver, Basil Rathbone, C. Aubrey Smith, Andy Devine, Conway Tearle, Reginald Denny, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1936-09-03
29.

Love on the Run

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Reginald Owen, Mona Barrie, Ivan Lebedeff, Charles Judels, William Demarest, Donald Meek, George Davis ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1936-11-20
30.

Born to Dance

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

Ted meets and falls in love with Nora Paige, an aspiring Broadway dancer who tries out for a show starring Lucy James. After Ted rescues Lucy's pet dog during a public relations campaign on his submarine, Lucy falls for him. Ted is ordered to meet Lucy for a date at a night club, who later sees their picture in the newspaper and no longer wants anything to do with him.

Starring: Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce, Una Merkel, Sid Silvers, Frances Langford, Raymond Walburn, Alan Dinehart, Buddy Ebsen, Juanita Quigley ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1936-11-27
31.

Gold Diggers of 1937

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The partners of stage-producer J.?J. Hobart gamble away the money for his new show. They enlist a gold-digging chorus girl to help get it back by conning an insurance company. But they don’t count on the persistence of insurance man Rosmer Peck and his secretary Norma Perry.

Starring: Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Victor Moore, Lee Dixon, Osgood Perkins, Charles D. Brown, Rosalind Marquis, Irene Ware, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1936-12-28
32.

Cain and Mabel

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A chorus girl and a heavyweight boxer are paired romantically as a publicity stunt.

Starring: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Allen Jenkins, Roscoe Karns, Walter Catlett, Robert Paige, Hobart Cavanaugh, Ruth Donnelly, Pert Kelton, William Collier Sr. ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1936-09-26
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Love on a Bet
33.

Love on a Bet

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

Aspiring Producer Michael McCreigh convinces Uncle Carlton to finance a play on the condition that he lives the play's ridiculous plot. If Michael fails, he must work in Carlton's meat packing plant.

Starring: Gene Raymond, Wendy Barrie, Helen Broderick, William Collier Sr., Spencer Charters, Walter Johnson, Jack Randall, Eddie Gribbon, Morgan Wallace, Irving Bacon ..
Directed by: Leigh Jason
Release date: 1936-03-06
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : The Garden of Allah
34.

The Garden of Allah

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

The star-crossed desert romance of a cloistered woman and a renegade monk.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer, Basil Rathbone, C. Aubrey Smith, Joseph Schildkraut, John Carradine, Alan Marshal, Lucile Watson, Henry Brandon, Tilly Losch ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1936-10-14
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Private Number
35.

Private Number

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Ellen Neal, a young and inexperienced maid, becomes romantically involved with her employers son which causes various complications. The head butler also has an infatuation for the young girl but his intentions are not that good.

Starring: Loretta Young, Robert Taylor, Basil Rathbone, Patsy Kelly, Paul Harvey, Paul Harvey, Jane Darwell, Jane Darwell, John Miljan, Marjorie Gateson ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1936-06-05
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Give Me Your Heart
36.

Give Me Your Heart

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

An American lawyer's wife is reunited with her child and his father, an English nobleman.

Starring: Kay Francis, George Brent, Roland Young, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Frieda Inescort, Helen Flint, Halliwell Hobbes, Zeffie Tilbury, Elspeth Dudgeon ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1936-09-17
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : The Jungle Princess
37.

The Jungle Princess

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Christopher Powell is in Malaysia with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals. While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead. But the tiger is the pet of Ulah, a beautiful young woman who grew up by herself in the jungle. She rescues Chris and takes him back to her cave, where she nurses him to health and falls in love with him. When he eventually returns to camp, she follows. The fiancée is jealous, and the natives don't like Ulah or her pet tiger either, all of which leads to a lot of trouble.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Akim Tamiroff, Lynne Overman, Molly Lamont, Mala, Hugh Buckler, Sally Martin, Roberta Law, Richard Terry ..
Directed by: Wilhelm Thiele
Release date: 1936-11-27
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Under Your Spell
38.

Under Your Spell

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

A famous singer, bored with music and fans, goes to live in Mexico. His manager sends a woman to bring him back. They fall in love.

Starring: Lawrence Tibbett, Wendy Barrie, Gregory Ratoff, Arthur Treacher, Jed Prouty, Claudia Coleman, Gregory Gaye, Berton Churchill, Charles Richman, Madge Bellamy ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1936-11-06
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : A Woman Rebels
39.

A Woman Rebels

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

A Victorian-era woman struggles to break free of the moral codes established by society and enforced by her father.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Herbert Marshall, Elizabeth Allan, Donald Crisp, Doris Dudley, David Manners, Lucile Watson, Van Heflin, George Davis, Leonard Carey ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1936-11-06
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Small Town Girl
40.

Small Town Girl

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while drunk and then proceeds to take her out on a night on the town. Kay likes the stranger, and when the drunken Bob decides that they should get married, Kay hesitates little before consenting. The morning after the affair, Bob, once sober, regrets his mistake. His strict and upright parents, however, insist that the young couple pretend marriage for 6 months before divorcing, in order to avoid bad publicity. Bob resents Kay for standing in the way of him and his fiancée, Priscilla, but Kay still hopes that he'd have a change of heart.

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, Binnie Barnes, Andy Devine, Lewis Stone, Elizabeth Patterson, Frank Craven, James Stewart, Isabel Jewell, Charley Grapewin ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1936-04-10
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Wedding Present
41.

Wedding Present

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

Charlie Mason and Rusty Fleming are star reporters on a Chicago tabloid who are romantically involved as well. Although skilled in ferreting out great stories, they often behave in an unprofessional and immature manner. After their shenanigans cause their frustrated city editor to resign, the publisher promotes Charlie to the job, a decision based on the premise that only a slacker would be able crack down on other shirkers and underachievers. His pomposity soon alienates most of his co-workers and causes Rusty to move to New York. Charlie resigns and along with gangster friend Smiles Benson tries to win Rusty back before she marries a stuffy society author.

Starring: Joan Bennett, Cary Grant, George Bancroft, Conrad Nagel, Gene Lockhart, William Demarest, Inez Courtney, Edward Brophy, Purnell Pratt, Lois Wilson ..
Directed by: Richard Wallace
Release date: 1936-10-09
42.

Piccadilly Jim

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Jim's father wants to marry Eugenia, but her sister Netta refuses to allow it. When Jim sees Ann at a club, he falls for her even though she is with Lord Priory. He meets her the next day at the riding path, but she quickly loses him. He searches all over for her, not knowing that his father's hopeful fiancée is her Aunt. As his caricature work suffers as he searches, he is fired from his paper. But he makes a comeback with the comics 'Rags to Riches' which is based upon the Pett's. But this upsets the Pett's so much that they go back to New York, and he follows, being careful not to let them know that he is the one who draws the strip that parodies them.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Frank Morgan, Madge Evans, Eric Blore, Billie Burke, Robert Benchley, Ralph Forbes, Cora Witherspoon, Tommy Bupp, Aileen Pringle ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1936-08-14
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Song of the Saddle
43.

Song of the Saddle

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

Frank Sr. sells his supplies to Hook, but then Hook has the Bannion Boys bushwhack his wagon to get the money back. Frank is murdered, but Junior gets away. He comes back 10 years later to settle the score as the Singing Cowboy. He finds that Hook is still doing his dirty deeds on the unsuspecting people. Along the way, Frank meets the lovely Jen, who came out in the same wagon train 10 years before.

Starring: Dick Foran, Alma Lloyd, Charles Middleton, Addison Richards, Eddie Shubert, Bonita Granville, George Ernest, Monte Montague, Victor Potel, Kenneth Harlan ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1936-02-28
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : More Than a Secretary
44.

More Than a Secretary

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

When the co-owner of a secretarial school visits a magazine editor to find out why he runs through secretaries, she's mistaken for an applicant. Drawn to him, she accepts the position.

Starring: Jean Arthur, George Brent, Lionel Stander, Ruth Donnelly, Reginald Denny, Dorothea Kent, Charles Halton, Geraldine Hall, Bert Moorhouse, Harry Semels ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1936-12-10
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Colleen
45.

Colleen

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

Musical about dingaling millionaire businessman Cedric Ames and his various employees

Starring: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Jack Oakie, Joan Blondell, Hugh Herbert, Louise Fazenda, Paul Draper, Marie Wilson, Luis Alberni, Hobart Cavanaugh ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1936-03-21
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Banjo on My Knee
46.

Banjo on My Knee

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

A young husband leaves his river shantyboat community in Pecan Point, Tennessee and travels to New Orleans in search of his runaway wife.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen, Helen Westley, Walter Catlett, Tony Martin, Katherine DeMille, Victor Kilian, Minna Gombell ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1936-12-11
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : The Bold Caballero
47.

The Bold Caballero

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

The Commandant is making life rough for the colonials in Spanish California. While trying to help, Zorro is charged with the murder of the new Governor, but in the end he triumphs over the evil Commandant.

Starring: Robert Livingston, Heather Angel, Sig Ruman, Ian Wolfe, Robert Warwick, Emily Fitzroy, Charles Stevens, Walter Long, Ferdinand Munier, Chris-Pin Martin ..
Directed by: Wells Root
Release date: 1936-12-01
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Next Time We Love
48.

Next Time We Love

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A young married couple's relationship becomes strained when he is assigned overseas as a foreign correspondent and she becomes a major stage star.

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Ray Milland, Grant Mitchell, Hattie McDaniel, Ronnie Cosby, Robert McWade, Anna Demetrio, Christian Rub, Arthur Aylesworth ..
Directed by: Edward H. Griffith
Release date: 1936-01-30
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Girls Dormitory
49.

Girls Dormitory

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

When a busybody teacher in a girls' finishing school finds a love letter from a student to an unknown man, a minor scandal erupts.

Starring: Herbert Marshall, Ruth Chatterton, Simone Simon, Tyrone Power, Constance Collier, J. Edward Bromberg, Dixie Dunbar, John Qualen, Shirley Deane, Frank Reicher ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1936-08-08
Best Romance Movies of 1936 : Under Two Flags
50.

Under Two Flags

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison

Starring: Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen, Rosalind Russell, Gregory Ratoff, Nigel Bruce, C. Henry Gordon, Herbert Mundin, John Carradine, Frank Reicher ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1936-04-30

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