Best Romance Movies of 1942

1.

Casablanca

6.8
8.5/10 IMDB

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, S.Z. Sakall, Madeleine Lebeau, Dooley Wilson ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1942-11-26
2.

Now, Voyager

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

A woman suffers a nervous breakdown and an oppressive mother before being freed by the love of a man she meets on a cruise.

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, Bonita Granville, John Loder, Ilka Chase, Lee Patrick, Franklin Pangborn, Katharine Alexander ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1942-10-22
3.

Mrs. Miniver

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

English middle-class family, The Minivers, experience life in the first months of World War II.

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Henry Travers, Richard Ney, Henry Wilcoxon, Christopher Severn, Brenda Forbes ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1942-07-03
4.

The Magnificent Ambersons

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Richard Bennett, Orson Welles, Don Dillaway ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1942-07-10
5.

The Palm Beach Story

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. He gives Gerry $700 to start life afresh but Tom refuses to believe her story and they quarrel. Gerry decides the marriage is over and heads to Palm Beach for a quick divorce but Tom has plans to stop her.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee, Sig Arno, Robert Warwick, Arthur Stuart Hull, Torben Meyer, Jimmy Conlin, Victor Potel ..
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Release date: 1942-08-28
6.

Holiday Inn

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel, Louise Beavers, Irving Bacon, Marek Windheim, James Bell, John Gallaudet ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1942-07-10
7.

Woman of the Year

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Minor Watson, William Bendix, Gladys Blake, Dan Tobin, Roscoe Karns, Ludwig Stössel ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1942-02-05
8.

I Married a Witch

4.3
7.1/10 IMDB

Rocksford, New England, 1672. Puritan witch hunter Jonathan Wooley is cursed after burning a witch at the stake: his descendants will never find happiness in their marriages. At present, politician Wallace Wooley, who is running for state governor, is about to marry his sponsor's daughter.

Starring: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward, Cecil Kellaway, Elizabeth Patterson, Eily Malyon, Robert Warwick, Robert Greig, Viola Moore ..
Directed by: René Clair
Release date: 1942-10-30
9.

Random Harvest

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters, Henry Travers, Reginald Owen, Bramwell Fletcher, Rhys Williams, Una O'Connor, Aubrey Mather ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1942-12-17
10.

The Talk of the Town

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

When the Holmes Woolen Mill burns down, political activist Leopold Dilg is jailed for arson and accidental murder. Escaping, Leopold hides out in the home of his childhood sweetheart Nora Shelley... which she has just rented to unsuspecting law professor Michael Lightcap.

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan, Glenda Farrell, Charles Dingle, Emma Dunn, Rex Ingram, Leonid Kinskey, Tom Tyler ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1942-08-20
11.

You Were Never Lovelier

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Xavier Cugat, Isobel Elsom, Leslie Brooks, Adele Mara, Gus Schilling, Barbara Brown, Douglas Leavitt ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1942-11-19
12.

Kings Row

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Five young adults in a small American town face the revelations of secrets that threaten to ruin their hopes and dreams.

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field, Charles Coburn, Claude Rains, Judith Anderson, Nancy Coleman, Kaaren Verne, Maria Ouspenskaya ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1942-02-02
13.

The Major and the Minor

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Susan Applegate, tired of New York after one year and twenty-five jobs, decides to return to her home town. Discovering she hasn't enough money for the train fare, Susan disguises herself as a twelve-year-old and travels for half the price. Caught out by the conductors, she hides in the compartment of Major Philip Kirby, a military school instructor who takes the "child" under his wing.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley, Diana Lynn, Frankie Thomas, Raymond Roe, Norma Varden, Lela Rogers, Charles Smith ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1942-09-16
14.

The Man Who Came to Dinner

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

An acerbic critic wreaks havoc when a hip injury forces him to move in indefinitely with a Midwestern family.

Starring: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis, Jimmy Durante, Billie Burke, Reginald Gardiner, Elisabeth Fraser, Grant Mitchell, George Barbier ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1942-01-01
15.

For Me and My Gal

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy, Mártha Eggerth, Ben Blue, Stephen McNally, Lester Dorr, Ernie Alexander, Hooper Atchley, Walter Baldwin ..
Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1942-10-21
16.

Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Sir Arthur Blake has inherited title and lands from his brother. He also has his orphaned nephew Benjamin working for him as a bonded servant. While he believes the lad was born out of wedlock and so cannot claim the inheritance, he is taking no chances. Benjamin eventually rebels against his uncle and sets sail to try and make his fortune. This may enable him to return to prove his claim to being the rightful heir to the estate.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Frances Farmer, Elsa Lanchester, Roddy McDowall, John Carradine, Harry Davenport, Kay Johnson, Dudley Digges ..
Directed by: John Cromwell, Darryl F. Zanuck
Release date: 1942-01-29
17.

In This Our Life

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

An unhappy, self-centered woman runs off with her sister's husband, wreaking havoc and ruining the lives of those around her.

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan, Frank Craven, Billie Burke, Charles Coburn, Ernest Anderson, Hattie McDaniel, Lee Patrick ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1942-05-08
18.

Roxie Hart

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A café in Chicago, 1942. On a rainy night, veteran reporter Homer Howard tells an increasing audience the story of Roxie Hart and the crime she was judged for in 1927.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, Lynne Overman, Nigel Bruce, Phil Silvers, Sara Allgood, William Frawley, Spring Byington, Helene Reynolds ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1942-02-20
19.

The Black Swan

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Caribbean of buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor's pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell, George Sanders, Anthony Quinn, George Zucco, Clarence Muse, Helene Costello, Edward Ashley ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1942-12-04
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : Tales of Manhattan
20.

Tales of Manhattan

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Ten screenwriters collaborated on this series of tales concerning the effect a tailcoat cursed by its tailor has on those who wear it. The video release features a W.C. Fields segment not included in the original theatrical release.

Starring: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Robeson, Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Thomas Mitchell ..
Directed by: Julien Duvivier
Release date: 1942-08-05
21.

This Above All

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

In 1940 England, aristocratic Prudence Cathaway alarms her snobbish parents by joining the WAF service branch. She soon meets and falls in love with the brooding Clive Briggs, despite his prejudice against the upper classes, and agrees to spend a week with him at a Dover hotel. When Clive's soldier friend, Monty, arrives to retrieve him, Prudence learns that Clive went AWOL after Dunkirk, and urges him to recall why England must fight the war.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Gladys Cooper, Philip Merivale, Sara Allgood, Alexander Knox, Queenie Leonard ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1942-05-12
22.

Across the Pacific

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-marshaled out of the army and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveller Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Halton, Victor Sen Yung, Roland Got, Lee Tung Foo, Frank Wilcox, Paul Stanton, Lester Matthews ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1942-09-04
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : A Night to Remember
23.

A Night to Remember

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A woman rents a gloomy basement apartment in Greenwich Village thinking it will provide the perfect atmosphere for her mystery writer husband to create his next book. They soon find themselves in the middle of a real-life mystery when a corpse turns up in their apartment.

Starring: Loretta Young, Brian Aherne, Jeff Donnell, William Wright, Sidney Toler, Gale Sondergaard, Lee Patrick, Don Costello, Richard Gaines, Blanche Yurka ..
Directed by: Richard Wallace
Release date: 1942-12-10
24.

The Spoilers

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

When honest ship captain Roy Glennister gets swindled out of his mine claim, he turns to saloon singer Cherry Malotte for assistance in his battle with no-good town kingpin Alexander McNamara.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Margaret Lindsay, Harry Carey, Richard Barthelmess, George Cleveland, Samuel S. Hinds, Russell Simpson, William Farnum ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1942-06-11
25.

Reap the Wild Wind

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

The Florida Keys in 1840, where the implacable hurricanes of the Caribbean scream, where the salvagers of Key West, like the intrepid and beautiful Loxi Claiborne and her crew, reap, aboard frail schooners, the harvest of the wild wind, facing the shark teeth of the reefs to rescue the sailors and the cargo from the shipwrecks caused by the scavengers of the sea.

Starring: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman, Susan Hayward, Charles Bickford, Walter Hampden, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1942-03-26
26.

Moontide

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

After a drunken night out, a longshoreman thinks he may have killed a man.

Starring: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains, Jerome Cowan, Helene Reynolds, Ralph Byrd, William Halligan, Victor Sen Yung, Chester Gan ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang
Release date: 1942-05-29
27.

The Big Street

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Meek busboy Little Pinks is in love with an extremely selfish showgirl who despises and uses him.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball, Barton MacLane, Eugene Pallette, Agnes Moorehead, Sam Levene, Ray Collins, Marion Martin, William T. Orr, George Cleveland ..
Directed by: Irving Reis
Release date: 1942-08-13
28.

Invisible Agent

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany in this comedy-thriller.

Starring: Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, Peter Lorre, Cedric Hardwicke, J. Edward Bromberg, Albert Bassermann, John Litel, Holmes Herbert, Keye Luke, Paul Bryar ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1942-08-07
29.

Reunion in France

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen, Albert Bassermann, John Carradine, Ann Ayars, J. Edward Bromberg, Moroni Olsen, Henry Daniell ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1942-12-25
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : Once Upon a Honeymoon
30.

Once Upon a Honeymoon

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A radio correspondent tries to rescue a burlesque queen from her marriage to a Nazi official.

Starring: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Walter Slezak, Albert Dekker, Albert Bassermann, Ferike Boros, John Banner, Harry Shannon, Natasha Lytess, Hans Joby ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1942-11-27
31.

Arabian Nights

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Two half brothers battle each other for the power of the throne and the love of sensual, gorgeous dancing girl Scheherazade.

Starring: Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu, Leif Erickson, Billy Gilbert, Edgar Barrier, Richard Lane, Turhan Bey, John Qualen, Shemp Howard ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1942-12-25
32.

Orchestra Wives

3.3
6.8/10 IMDB

Connie Ward is in seventh heaven when Gene Morrison's band rolls into town. She is swept off her feet by trumpeter Bill Abbot. After marrying him, she joins the band's tour and learns about life as an orchestra wife, weathering the catty attacks of the other band wives.

Starring: George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Glenn Miller, Lynn Bari, Carole Landis, Cesar Romero, Virginia Gilmore, Mary Beth Hughes, Frank Orth, Grant Mitchell ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1942-09-04
33.

Tortilla Flat

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan, Akim Tamiroff, Sheldon Leonard, John Qualen, Donald Meek, Connie Gilchrist, Allen Jenkins ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1942-05-21
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : In Old California
34.

In Old California

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine, but Craig redeems himself during a Gold Rush epidemic.

Starring: John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, Albert Dekker, Helen Parrish, Patsy Kelly, Edgar Kennedy, Dick Purcell, Harry Shannon, Charles Halton, Emmett Lynn ..
Directed by: William C. McGann
Release date: 1942-05-31
35.

The Male Animal

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

The trustees of Midwestern University have forced three teachers out of their jobs for being suspected communists. Trustee Ed Keller has also threatened mild mannered English Professor Tommy Turner, because he plans to read a controversial piece of prose in class. Tommy is upset that his wife Ellen also suggested he not read the passage. Meanwhile, Ellen's old boyfriend, the football player Joe Ferguson, comes to visit for the homecoming weekend. He takes Ellen out dancing after the football rally, causing Tommy to worry that he will lose her to Joe.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson, Eugene Pallette, Herbert Anderson, Hattie McDaniel, Ivan F. Simpson, Don DeFore, Jean Ames ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1942-03-12
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : The Great Man's Lady
36.

The Great Man's Lady

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

In Hoyt City, a statue of founder Ethan Hoyt is dedicated, and 100 year old Hannah Sempler Hoyt (who lives in the last residence among skyscrapers) is at last persuaded to tell her story to a 'girl biographer'. Flashback: in 1848, teenage Hannah meets and flirts with pioneer Ethan; on a sudden impulse, they elope. We follow their struggle to found a city in the wilderness, hampered by the Gold Rush, star-crossed love, peril, and heartbreak. The star "ages" 80 years.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, K.T. Stevens, Thurston Hall, Lloyd Corrigan, Etta McDaniel, William B. Davidson, Lillian Yarbo, Helen Lynd ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1942-04-15
37.

Her Cardboard Lover

2.9
5.9/10 IMDB

A flirt tries to make her fiancée jealous by hiring a gigolo.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, George Sanders, Frank McHugh, Elizabeth Patterson, Chill Wills, King Baggot, Hobart Cavanaugh, Thurston Hall, Bud Jamison ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1942-07-16
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : The Affairs of Martha
38.

The Affairs of Martha

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Members of a well-to-do small community become worried when it is revealed that one of their maids is writing a telling exposé.

Starring: Marsha Hunt, Richard Carlson, Marjorie Main, Virginia Weidler, Spring Byington, Allyn Joslyn, Frances Drake, Barry Nelson, Melville Cooper, Inez Cooper ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1942-06-21
39.

The Fleet's In

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Shy sailor Casey Kirby suddenly becomes known as a sea wolf when his picture is taken with a famous actress. Things get complicated when bets are placed on his prowess with the ladies.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, William Holden, Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Leif Erickson, Betty Jane Rhodes, Barbara Britton, Cass Daley, Jimmy Dorsey, Gil Lamb ..
Directed by: Victor Schertzinger
Release date: 1942-01-24
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : Rings on Her Fingers
40.

Rings on Her Fingers

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of con artists who pose as the mother and uncle of a pretty girl in order to separate millionaires from their money. They convince Susan she has an opportunity to fulfill all her dreams, and the trio heads for Palm Beach. Susan meets John Wheeler who says he is shopping for a sailboat. Believing that he is a millionaire, Warren and May sell him a boat that doesn't belong to them, and make off with his $15,000 life savings. Looking for greener pastures, they work themselves into the family of wealthy Tod Fenwick, who falls for Sue, posing as "Linda Worthington". But John shows up as a guest of Fenwick and he tells "Linda", not knowing she was part of the scam, that he has a detective after the fake captain that sold him the boat...

Starring: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Spring Byington, Laird Cregar, Poppy Wilde, Shepperd Strudwick, Frank Orth, Henry Stephenson, Marjorie Gateson, George Lessey ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1942-03-20
41.

Seven Sweethearts

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Little Delft, Michigan follows the customs of old-world Holland and is known for its Tulip Festival. The owner of the hotel insists that his seven daughters marry in order, from eldest to youngest.

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Cecilia Parker, Peggy Moran, Dorothy Morris, Frances Rafferty, Frances Raeburn, Carl Esmond, Michael Butler ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1942-11-13
42.

The Gay Sisters

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

The eldest (Barbara Stanwyck) of three sisters protects their Fifth Avenue mansion from a developer (George Brent) she once married.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp, Gig Young, Nancy Coleman, Gene Lockhart, Larry Simms, Donald Woods, Grant Mitchell ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1942-08-01
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : Jackass Mail
43.

Jackass Mail

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

An unknowing orphan idolizes the horse thief/mail robber who has shot his father.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish, Darryl Hickman, William Haade, Dick Curtis, Hobart Cavanaugh, Joe Yule, King Baggot, Bobby Barker ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1942-07-01
44.

Joan of Paris

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

An RAF squadron is brought down over occupied France. The flyers get to Paris in spite of the fact that the youngest, Baby, is injured. He must be hidden and his wounds cared for. The Gestapo has already issued orders for their arrest.

Starring: Michèle Morgan, Paul Henreid, Thomas Mitchell, Laird Cregar, May Robson, Alan Ladd, Alexander Granach, Jack Briggs, James Monks, Richard Fraser ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1942-01-20
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : North to the Klondike
45.

North to the Klondike

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Based upon the novel by Jack London, two friends in the Klondike aid settlers being terrorized by outlaws.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Evelyn Ankers, Andy Devine, Lon Chaney Jr., Lloyd Corrigan, Willie Fung, Keye Luke, Stanley Andrews, Dorothy Granger, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1942-01-23
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : Syncopation
46.

Syncopation

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

A young trumpeter rises through the jazz world and finds love.

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft, Robert Benchley, Walter Catlett, Ted North, Frank Jenks, Mona Barrie, Benny Goodman ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1942-05-22
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : Counter-Espionage
47.

Counter-Espionage

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

The Lone Wolf tracks down Nazi spies in London during the German bombing.

Starring: Warren William, Eric Blore, Hillary Brooke, Thurston Hall, Kurt Katch, Forrest Tucker, Lloyd Bridges, Fred Kelsey, Matthew Boulton, Morton Lowry ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1942-09-03
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : The Lady Is Willing
48.

The Lady Is Willing

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Bold, eccentric Broadway performer Elizabeth Madden befuddles her handlers by coming home with a baby she picked up on the street. She wants to keep the baby but has to find a husband to make adoption viable. She offers her new obstetrician Dr. McBain help with his research on rabbits in exchange for marriage - and he accepts. The marriage of convenience turns into a marriage of real love until Dr. McBain's ex-wife comes looking for money.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Fred MacMurray, Aline MacMahon, Stanley Ridges, Arline Judge, Roger Clark, Marietta Canty, David James, Ruth Ford, Harvey Stephens ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1942-02-12
Best Romance Movies of 1942 : Blue, White, and Perfect
49.

Blue, White, and Perfect

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

In order to win back his girlfriend, Mike Shayne promises to give up his detective practice and get a job as riveter in an aircraft plant. He quickly finds himself investigating the theft of industrial diamonds from the plant's safe and, utilizing a variety of false identities, traces them first to a dress factory and later to a Hawaii-bound ocean liner. Escaping several attempts on his life, he is able to uncover a Nazi smuggling ring, but the location of the missing diamonds continues to elude him.

Starring: Lloyd Nolan, Mary Beth Hughes, George Reeves, Helene Reynolds, Steven Geray, Henry Victor, Curt Bois, Marie Blake, Emmett Vogan, Mae Marsh ..
Directed by: Herbert I. Leeds
Release date: 1942-01-06
50.

Andy Hardy's Double Life

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Andy is about to head off to college but he's got a few things to take care of before leaving. For starters, he must try and sell his junk car for $20 to pay for a bill and he must convince his father not to go with him to college. Worst of all is that Polly wants to make up but her best friend decides to give Andy a test.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Ann Rutherford, Esther Williams, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden, Sara Haden, William Lundigan, Robert Pittard, Robert Blake ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1942-12-01

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