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: 1942-01-23
2.

The Magnificent Ambersons

5.4
7.7/10 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
3.

Mrs. Miniver

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Henry Travers, Richard Ney, Henry Wilcoxon, Christopher Severn, Brenda Forbes ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1942-06-04
4.

Now, Voyager

4.8
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: 1942-10-31
5.

Holiday Inn

4.6
7.4/10 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
6.

Random Harvest

4.0
8.0/10 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
7.

The Palm Beach Story

3.9
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: 1942-11-07
8.

You Were Never Lovelier

3.9
7.3/10 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
9.

Kings Row

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Five children in an apparently ideal American small town find their lives changing as the years pass near the turn of the century in 1900. Parris and Drake, both of whom have lost their parents, are best friends; Parris dreams of becoming a doctor, studying under the father of his sweetheart Cassie, while Drake plans on becoming a local businessman when he receives his full inheritance - juggling girlfriends in the meantime. As they become adults, the revelations of local secrets 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: 1942-04-18
10.

For Me and My Gal

3.8
7.1/10 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 ..
Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1942-10-21

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