Best Romance Movies of 1938


The Adventures of Robin Hood

7.9/10 IMDB

Robin Hood fights nobly for justice against the evil Sir Guy of Gisbourne while striving to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marian.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Patric Knowles, Eugene Pallette, Alan Hale, Melville Cooper, Ian Hunter, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
Release date: 1938-05-13

You Can't Take It with You

7.8/10 IMDB

Alice, the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, falls in love with Tony Kirby, but his wealthy banker father and snobbish mother strongly disapprove of the match. When the Kirbys are invited to dinner to become better acquainted with their future in-laws, things don't turn out the way Alice had hoped.

Starring: Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, Spring Byington, Samuel S. Hinds, Donald Meek, H.B. Warner ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1938-09-01

Bringing Up Baby

7.8/10 IMDB

David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett, Barry Fitzgerald, May Robson, Fritz Feld, Leona Roberts, George Irving, Tala Birell ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1938-02-18
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Holiday


7.7/10 IMDB

Johnny Case, a freethinking financier, has finally found the girl of his dreams — Julia Seton, the spoiled daughter of a socially prominent millionaire — and she's agreed to marry him. But when Johnny plans a holiday for the two to enjoy life while they are still young, his fiancée has other plans & that is for Johnny to work in her father's bank!

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Henry Kolker, Lew Ayres, Edward Everett Horton, Jean Dixon, Henry Daniell, Binnie Barnes, Marion Ballou ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1938-05-26


7.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp, Fay Bainter, Richard Cromwell, Henry O'Neill, Spring Byington, John Litel ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1938-03-26

Merrily We Live

7.3/10 IMDB

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 ends up in a chauffeur's uniform. He also catches the eye of Geraldine.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke, Patsy Kelly, Ann Dvorak, Tom Brown, Clarence Kolb, Bonita Granville, Marjorie Rambeau ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1938-03-04

Alexander's Ragtime Band

6.9/10 IMDB

Classical violinist, Roger Grant disappoints his family and teacher when he organizes a jazz band, but he and the band become successful. Roger falls in love with the band's singer, Stella, but his reluctance to lose her leads him to thwart her efforts to become a solo star. When the World War separates them in 1917, Stella marries Roger's best friend and, when Roger returns home after the war, an important concert at Carnegie Hall brings the corners of the romantic triangle together.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman, Jack Haley, Jean Hersholt, Helen Westley, John Carradine, Paul Hurst, Wally Vernon ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1938-05-24

The Shopworn Angel

6.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Walter Pidgeon, Hattie McDaniel, Nat Pendleton, Alan Curtis, Sam Levene, Eleanor Lynn, Charles D. Brown, Virginia Grey ..
Directed by: H. C. Potter
Release date: 1938-07-15

Three Comrades

7.1/10 IMDB

A love story centered on the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who is dying of tuberculosis.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, Robert Young, Guy Kibbee, Lionel Atwill, Henry Hull, Charley Grapewin, Monty Woolley, Stanley Andrews ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1938-06-02

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

7.2/10 IMDB

American multi-millionaire Michael Brandon marries his eighth wife, Nicole, the daughter of a broken French Marquis. But she doesn't want to be only a number in the row of his ex-wives and starts her own strategy to tame him.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, David Niven, Elizabeth Patterson, Herman Bing, Warren Hymer, Franklin Pangborn, Armand Cortes, Rolfe Sedan ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1938-03-25

Vivacious Lady

7.1/10 IMDB

College town life gets turned upside down after a button-down botany professor secretly weds a sizzling night-club singer.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison, Beulah Bondi, Charles Coburn, Frances Mercer, Phyllis Kennedy, Franklin Pangborn, Grady Sutton, Hattie McDaniel ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1938-05-13

A Yank at Oxford

6.6/10 IMDB

A brash young American aristocrat attending Oxford University gets a chance to prove himself and win the heart of his antagonist's sister.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Vivien Leigh, Edmund Gwenn, Griffith Jones, C. V. France, Edward Rigby, Morton Selten, Claude Gillingwater ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1938-02-18


6.7/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Charles Boyer, Sigrid Gurie, Hedy Lamarr, Joseph Calleia, Alan Hale, Gene Lockhart, Walter Kingsford, Paul Harvey, Stanley Fields, Johnny Downs ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1938-01-16

Marie Antoinette

7.3/10 IMDB

The young Austrian princess Marie Antoinette is arranged to marry Louis XVI, future king of France, in a politically advantageous marriage for the rival countries. The opulent Marie indulges in various whims and flirtations. When Louis XV passes and Louis XVI ascends the French throne, his queen's extravagant lifestyle earns the hatred of the French people, who despise her Austrian heritage.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley, Anita Louise, Joseph Schildkraut, Gladys George, Henry Daniell, Henry Stephenson, Scotty Beckett ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier
Release date: 1938-08-26
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : You and Me

You and Me

6.9/10 IMDB

Mr. Morris, the owner of a large metropolitan department store, gives jobs to paroled ex-convicts in an effort to help them reform and go straight. Among his 'employed-prison-graduates' are Helen Roberts and Joe Dennis, working as sales clerks. Joe is in love with Helen and asks her to marry him, but she is forbidden to marry as she is still on parole, but she says yes and they are married. In spite of their poverty-level life, their marriage is a happy one until Joe discovers she has lied about her past, in order to marry him. Disillusioned, he leaves, goes back to his old gang and plans to rob the department store.

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Robert Cummings, Barton MacLane, Roscoe Karns, Harry Carey, George E. Stone, Warren Hymer, Guinn Williams, Carol Paige ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1938-06-01
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Carefree


7.0/10 IMDB

Dr. Tony Flagg's friend Steven has problems in the relationship with his fiancée Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Tony. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love with him. When he tries to use hypnosis to strengthen her feelings for Steven, things get complicated.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Luella Gear, Jack Carson, Clarence Kolb, Franklin Pangborn, Walter Kingsford, Kay Sutton, Bobby Barber ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1938-09-02

Love Finds Andy Hardy

6.7/10 IMDB

Andy Hardy becomes entangled with three different girls all at the same time.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Ann Rutherford, Mary Howard, Gene Reynolds, Don Castle ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1938-07-22

Four Daughters

6.9/10 IMDB

Musician Adam Lemp and his four equally musical daughters, Emma, Ann, Kay, and Thea, live happily together. Each daughter has an upstanding young man for whom she cares. However, the arrival of a cynical, slovenly young composer named Mickey Borden turns the household upside-down, and romantic and tragic complications ensue.

Starring: Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn, John Garfield, Frank McHugh, May Robson, Gale Page, Dick Foran, Vera Lewis, Tom Dugan, Eddie Acuff ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1938-08-09

The Mad Miss Manton

6.7/10 IMDB

When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene, Frances Mercer, Stanley Ridges, Whitney Bourne, Vickie Lester, Ann Evers, Catherine O'Quinn, Linda Perry ..
Directed by: Leigh Jason
Release date: 1938-10-21

Test Pilot

6.8/10 IMDB

Jim is a test pilot. His wife Ann and best friend Gunner try their best to keep him sober. But the life of a test pilot is anything but safe.

Starring: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Gloria Holden, Samuel S. Hinds, Marjorie Main, Ted Pearson, Louis Jean Heydt, Virginia Grey ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1938-04-16
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : The Cowboy and the Lady

The Cowboy and the Lady

6.5/10 IMDB

Mary Smith decides after a lifetime of being a shut-in to do something wild while her father is out campaigning for the presidency, so she takes off for the family's home in West Palm Beach and inadvertently becomes romantically entangled with earnest cowboy Stretch Willoughby. Neither the dalliance nor the cowboy fit with the upper class image projected by her esteemed father, forcing her to choose.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon, Patsy Kelly, Walter Brennan, Fuzzy Knight, Mabel Todd, Henry Kolker, Harry Davenport, Emma Dunn, Walter Walker ..
Directed by: H. C. Potter
Release date: 1938-11-17

Topper Takes a Trip

6.5/10 IMDB

Mrs Topper's friend Mrs Parkhurst has convinced Mrs topper, to file for a divorce from Cosmo, due to the strange circumstances of his trip with ghost Marion Kirby. Marion comes back from heaven's door to help Cosmo again, this time only with dog Mr. Atlas. Due to a strange behavior of Cosmo, the judge refuses to divorce them, so Mrs Parkhurst takes Mrs Topper on a trip to France, where she tries to arrange the final reasons for the divorce, with help of a gold-digging French baron, Marion takes Cosmo to the same hotel, to bring them back together and to get her own final ticket to heaven, but the whole thing turns out to be not too easy.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray, Verree Teasdale, Franklin Pangborn, Alexander D'Arcy, Paul Hurst, Armand Kaliz, Spencer Charters ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1938-12-29
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : The Divorce of Lady X

The Divorce of Lady X

6.6/10 IMDB

The morning after a London barrister lets a mystery woman stay in his suite, a friend files for divorce.

Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes, Ralph Richardson, Morton Selten, J.H. Roberts, Gertrude Musgrove, Gus McNaughton, H.B. Hallam, Eileen Peel ..
Directed by: Tim Whelan
Release date: 1938-01-15

The Shining Hour

6.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas, Fay Bainter, Allyn Joslyn, Hattie McDaniel, Oscar O'Shea, Frank Albertson, Harry Barris ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1938-11-18

The Great Waltz

6.5/10 IMDB

Composer Johann Strauss risks his marriage over his infatuation with a beautiful singer.

Starring: Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravey, Miliza Korjus, Hugh Herbert, Lionel Atwill, Curt Bois, Leonid Kinskey, Al Shean, Minna Gombell, George Houston ..
Directed by: Julien Duvivier, Victor Fleming, Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1938-11-04

Too Hot to Handle

6.6/10 IMDB

While in Shanghai reporting on the Sino-Japanese war, Chris Hunter, a shrewd news reporter, meets pilot Alma Harding. She does not trust him, but he manages to hire her as his assistant. During an adventurous expedition through the jungles of South America, her opinion of him begins to change.

Starring: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Walter Connolly, Leo Carrillo, Johnny Hines, Virginia Weidler, Betty Ross Clarke, Henry Kolker, Marjorie Main ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1938-09-16
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : The Adventures of Marco Polo

The Adventures of Marco Polo

5.6/10 IMDB

The Venetian traveler Marco Polo meets Kublai Khan and foils a plotter with fireworks in medieval China.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie, Basil Rathbone, George Barbier, Binnie Barnes, Ernest Truex, Alan Hale, H.B. Warner, Robert Greig, Ferdinand Gottschalk ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1938-04-07
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Four's a Crowd

Four's a Crowd

6.3/10 IMDB

A publicist falls for his most difficult client's daughter.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Rosalind Russell, Patric Knowles, Walter Connolly, Hugh Herbert, Melville Cooper, Franklin Pangborn, Carole Landis, Lana Turner ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1938-08-04
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Trade Winds

Trade Winds

6.3/10 IMDB

After committing a murder, Kay assumes a new identity and boards a ship. But, Kay is unaware that Sam, a skirt chasing detective, is following her and must outwit him to escape imprisonment.

Starring: Fredric March, Joan Bennett, Ralph Bellamy, Ann Sothern, Sidney Blackmer, Thomas Mitchell, Robert Elliott, Joyce Compton, Richard Tucker, Dorothy Comingore ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1938-12-28
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Paradise for Three

Paradise for Three

7.0/10 IMDB

A businessman mingles with German laborers to learn more about their lives.

Starring: Robert Young, Frank Morgan, Mary Astor, Florence Rice, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen, Herman Bing, Henry Hull, Sig Ruman, Walter Kingsford ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 1938-06-04
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : The Beachcomber

The Beachcomber

6.7/10 IMDB

Ginger Ted, AKA Edward Claude Wilson, a drunkard and womanizer, and Miss Jones, a missionary, live in the Alas Islands. During a cholera epidemic, Ginger Ted and Miss Jones are sent to an outlying part of the islands to run a hospital; on their return, their motorboat breaks down, and they are marooned overnight on a small island.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Newton, Tyrone Guthrie, Eliot Makeham, Dolly Mollinger, D.A. Ward, J. Solomon ..
Directed by: Erich Pommer
Release date: 1938-03-04
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Always Goodbye

Always Goodbye

6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Ian Hunter, Cesar Romero, Lynn Bari, Binnie Barnes, Johnny Russell, Mary Forbes, Albert Conti, Marcelle Corday ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1938-06-24
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Start Cheering

Start Cheering

6.0/10 IMDB

After retiring from movies to get an education, a man discovers his ex-staff is trying to have him expelled.

Starring: Jimmy Durante, Walter Connolly, Joan Perry, Charles Starrett, Craig E. Earle, Gertrude Niesen, Raymond Walburn, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1938-03-03
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : There Goes My Heart

There Goes My Heart

6.5/10 IMDB

An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.

Starring: Fredric March, Virginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly, Alan Mowbray, Nancy Carroll, Eugene Pallette, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Lake, Etienne Girardot, Robert Armstrong ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1938-10-14
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Next Time I Marry

Next Time I Marry

6.2/10 IMDB

Heiress Nancy Crocker Fleming will only receive her inheritance if she marries a "plain American." Her late father was afraid a foreign gigolo would steal her heart and money. So Nancy pays Tony Anthony, working on a WPA road project, to marry, then divorce her. When Nancy inadvertently drives off with Tony's dog, Tony seemingly kidnaps her to retrieve the pooch, which leads to a cross-country race between the two to reach Reno and the divorce court since neither one wants to be the second to file papers.

Starring: Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Lee Bowman, Granville Bates, Mantan Moreland, Elliott Sullivan, Murray Alper, Jack Albertson, Eddie Acuff, Joseph E. Bernard ..
Directed by: Garson Kanin
Release date: 1938-12-09

Listen, Darling

6.5/10 IMDB

To stop Pinkie's widowed, struggling mother Dottie from marrying a well-off older man they know she doesn't love, teenager Pinkie and her best friend Buzz kidnap her in the family travel trailer to live a carefree life on the open road. They then get the idea to find Dottie a financially secure husband whom both she and Pinkie would like.

Starring: Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Astor, Walter Pidgeon, Alan Hale, Scotty Beckett, Gene Lockhart, Charley Grapewin, Barnett Parker, Edgar Dearing ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1938-10-21
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Hard to Get

Hard to Get

6.7/10 IMDB

When spoiled young heiress Maggie Richards tries to charge some gasoline at an auto camp run by Bill Davis, he makes her work out her bill by making beds. Resolving to get even, she pretends to have forgiven him, and sends him to her father to get financing for a plan Bill has. What happens next was not part of her original revenge plan.

Starring: Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland, Charles Winninger, Allen Jenkins, Bonita Granville, Melville Cooper, Isabel Jeans, Grady Sutton, Thurston Hall, John Ridgely ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1938-11-05
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer

6.6/10 IMDB

French pirate Jean Lafitte rescues a girl and joins the War of 1812.

Starring: Fredric March, Franziska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame, Walter Brennan, Ian Keith, Anthony Quinn, Douglass Dumbrille, Beulah Bondi, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1938-02-04
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Sing, You Sinners

Sing, You Sinners

6.6/10 IMDB

Of the singing Beebe brothers, young Mike just wants to be a kid; responsible Dave wants to work in his garage and marry Martha; but feckless Joe thinks his only road to success is through swapping and gambling. It seems the only thing all three can join in is their singing act, which Mike and Dave hate. Finally, all Joe's hopes are pinned on a race horse he's acquired swapping, but it's a bigger gamble than his family knows.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Donald O'Connor, Elizabeth Patterson, Ellen Drew, John Gallaudet, William Haade, Paul White, Irving Bacon, Tom Dugan ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1938-09-02

Gold Is Where You Find It

6.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: George Brent, Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains, Margaret Lindsay, John Litel, Marcia Ralston, Barton MacLane, Tim Holt, Sidney Toler, Henry O'Neill ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1938-02-12
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : South Riding

South Riding

6.7/10 IMDB

Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but 'the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, poverty and ignorance.' She built her story around six people working for a typical County Council:- Beneath the lives of the public servants runs the thread of their personal drama. Our story tells how a public life affects the private life; and how a man's personal sufferings make him what he is in public. " Corruption, intrigue and romance in a Yorkshire setting. A country squire whose wife is in a mental hospital becomes attracted to a crusading local schoolmistress.

Starring: Edna Best, Ralph Richardson, Edmund Gwenn, Ann Todd, Marie Lohr, Milton Rosmer, John Clements, Edward Lexy, Joan Ellum, Glynis Johns ..
Directed by: Victor Saville
Release date: 1938-08-01
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Her Jungle Love

Her Jungle Love

6.4/10 IMDB

While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell and Jimmy Wallace are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura, a beautiful jungle girl who is the only inhabitant of the island and is believed a goddess by the natives of the adjoining islands. The three are about to leave the island on a make-shift raft when a gang of savage tribesman land, headed by Kuasa, a half-mad potentate who informs them that all whites are his mortal enemies because an Englishwoman once spurned his love and he got his revenge by stealing her daughter, who is Tura.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish, Virginia Vale, Jonathan Hale, Archie Twitchell, Edward Earle, Sonny Chorre, Tony Urchel ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1938-04-15
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : The Big Broadcast of 1938

The Big Broadcast of 1938

6.1/10 IMDB

The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts.

Starring: W.C. Fields, Martha Raye, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Lynne Overman, Ben Blue, Leif Erickson, Rufe Davis, Patricia Wilder ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1938-02-11
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Cassidy of Bar 20

Cassidy of Bar 20

6.5/10 IMDB

Hopalong Cassidy, boss of the Bar 20 ranch in Texas, rides down the Camino Real in the New Mexico cattle country near Alamogordo, in response to an urgent message from his lifelong sweetheart, Nora Blake, who is in serious trouble. Before he and his saddlemates, "Lucky" Jenkins and "Pappy", can reach her ranch, they are stopped by Clay Allison, a cattle-rustler who is in almost complete control of the district, and wants to extend his holdings by seizing Nora's cattle and driving her out. Seeing Cassidy as a menace to his plans, he has him arrested on a trumped-up charge. Cassidy and his pals shoot their way out of the trouble and reach Nora;s ranch where they learn that Allison's henchmen have murdered her foreman, Tom Dillon, and Allison has sent for a crew of outlaws on the Texas border.

Starring: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Frank Darien, Nora Lane, Robert Fiske, John Elliott, Margaret Marquis, Gertrude Hoffmann, Carleton Young, Gordon Hart ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1938-02-25
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Woman Against Woman

Woman Against Woman

6.2/10 IMDB

A newlywed unhappily discovers that her husband's scheming ex-wife still has a controlling influence in his life and home.

Starring: Virginia Bruce, Herbert Marshall, Mary Astor, Janet Beecher, Marjorie Rambeau, Juanita Quigley, Zeffie Tilbury, Sarah Padden, Joseph Crehan, Morgan Wallace ..
Directed by: Robert B. Sinclair
Release date: 1938-06-24
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Kentucky Moonshine

Kentucky Moonshine

5.7/10 IMDB

The Ritz Brothers pretend to be Kentucky hillbillies in order to get a booking on a radio show.

Starring: Harry Ritz, Al Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Tony Martin, Marjorie Weaver, Slim Summerville, John Carradine, Berton Churchill, Mary Treen, Wally Vernon ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1938-05-20
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Lovers and Luggers

Lovers and Luggers

6.7/10 IMDB

Daubeney Carshott, a concert pianist, leaves London to dive for pearls on Thursday Island in the South Seas at the whim of Stella Raff, his fiancée. Once there, he discovers that the life he leads as a pearl diver is better in every way than his former existence as a social-lion pianist. He meets and falls in love with Lorna Quidley, after learning this Stella had send other suitors off in quest of a giant pearl for her.

Starring: Lloyd Hughes, James Raglan, Elaine Hamill, Sidney Wheeler, Alec Kellaway, Ron Whelan, Campbell Copelin, Leslie Victor, Charlie Chan, Claude Turton ..
Directed by: Ken G. Hall
Release date: 1938-03-04
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Condemned Women

Condemned Women

6.1/10 IMDB

A shoplifter gets sentenced to a women's prison.

Starring: Sally Eilers, Louis Hayward, Anne Shirley, Esther Dale, Lee Patrick, Leona Roberts, George Irving, Richard Bond, Netta Packer, Rita La Roy ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1938-03-18
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Give Me a Sailor

Give Me a Sailor

6.4/10 IMDB

Jim and Walter are two brother sailors in the United States Navy. Walter tells Jim as soon as they get home he is going to ask his beautiful girlfriend, Nancy Larkin to marry him. But Jim is also in love with Nancy so he begs Nancy's ugly duckling sister, Letty to help break Walter and Nancy up. Letty agrees only under one condition, he help her to win Walter!

Starring: Bob Hope, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Jack Whiting, Clarence Kolb, J. C. Nugent, Bonnie Jean Churchill, Nana Bryant, Irving Bacon, Edward Gargan ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1938-08-19
Best Romance Movies of 1938 : Spawn of the North

Spawn of the North

6.7/10 IMDB

Two Alaskan salmon fisherman find their friendship at risk when one aligns with Russian fish pirates and the other aligns with local vigilantes.

Starring: George Raft, Henry Fonda, John Barrymore, Dorothy Lamour, Akim Tamiroff, Louise Platt, Lynne Overman, Fuzzy Knight, Vladimir Sokoloff, Duncan Renaldo ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1938-08-26

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