Best Romance Movies of 1943

1.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

General Candy, who's overseeing an English squad in 1943, is a veteran leader who doesn't have the respect of the men he's training and is considered out-of-touch with what's needed to win the war. But it wasn't always this way. Flashing back to his early career in the Boer War and World War I, we see a dashing young officer whose life has been shaped by three different women, and by a lasting friendship with a German soldier.

Starring: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Adolf Wohlbrück, Roland Culver, James McKechnie, Arthur Wontner, David Hutcheson, Ursula Jeans, John Laurie, Harry Welchman ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1943-07-26
2.

Heaven Can Wait

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Spoiled playboy Henry van Cleve dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell, a final destination he is sure he deserves after living a life of profligacy. The devil, however, isn't so sure Henry meets Hell's standards. Convinced he is where he belongs, Henry recounts his life's deeds, both good and bad, including an act of indiscretion during his 25-year marriage to his wife, Martha, with the hope that "His Excellency" will arrive at the proper judgment.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main, Laird Cregar, Spring Byington, Allyn Joslyn, Eugene Pallette, Signe Hasso, Louis Calhern ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1943-08-05
3.

Jane Eyre

4.5
7.5/10 IMDB

After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.

Starring: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner, John Sutton, Sara Allgood, Henry Daniell, Agnes Moorehead, Aubrey Mather, Edith Barrett ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1943-12-24
4.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

4.3
6.8/10 IMDB

Spain in the 1930s is the place to be for a man of action like Robert Jordan. There is a civil war going on and Jordan—who has joined up on the side that appeals most to idealists of that era—has been given a high-risk assignment up in the mountains. He awaits the right time to blow up a crucial bridge in order to halt the enemy's progress

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Arturo de Córdova, Vladimir Sokoloff, Mikhail Rasumny, Fortunio Bonanova, Eric Feldary, Victor Varconi, Katina Paxinou ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1943-07-12
5.

Phantom of the Opera

4.0
6.4/10 IMDB

Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom".

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier, Leo Carrillo, Jane Farrar, J. Edward Bromberg, Fritz Feld, Frank Puglia, Steven Geray ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1943-08-12
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : The More the Merrier
6.

The More the Merrier

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

It's World War II and there is a severe housing shortage everywhere - especially in Washington, D.C. where Connie Milligan rents an apartment. Believing it to be her patriotic duty, Connie offers to sublet half of her apartment, fully expecting a suitable female tenent. What she gets instead is mischievous, middle-aged Benjamin Dingle. Dingle talks her into subletting to him and then promptly sublets half of his half to young, irreverent Joe Carter - creating a situation tailor-made for comedy and romance.

Starring: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines, Bruce Bennett, Frank Sully, Donald Douglas, Clyde Fillmore, Ann Doran, Grady Sutton ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1943-03-26
7.

Madame Curie

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Poor physics student Marie is studying at the Sorbonne in 1890s Paris. One of the few women studying in her field, Marie encounters skepticism concerning her abilities, but is eventually offered a research placement in Pierre Curie's lab. The scientists soon fall in love and embark on a shared quest to extract, from a particular type of rock, a new chemical element they have named radium. However, their research puts them on the brink of professional failure.

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers, Albert Bassermann, Robert Walker, C. Aubrey Smith, May Whitty, Victor Francen, Elsa Bassermann, Reginald Owen ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1943-12-16
8.

Old Acquaintance

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Two writers, friends since childhood, fight over their books and lives.

Starring: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, John Loder, Gig Young, Dolores Moran, Phillip Reed, Roscoe Karns, Anne Revere, Esther Dale, Abigail Adams ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1943-11-27
9.

The Hard Way

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Helen Chernen pushes her younger sister Katherine into show business in order to escape their small town poverty.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson, Gladys George, Faye Emerson, Paul Cavanagh, Virginia Brissac, Ann Doran, Thurston Hall ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1943-01-13
10.

Stormy Weather

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Dancing great Bill Williamson sees his face on the cover of Theatre World magazine and reminisces: Just back from World War I, he meets lovely singer Selina Rogers at a soldiers' ball and promises to come back to her when he "gets to be somebody." Years go by, and Bill and Selina's rising careers intersect only briefly, since Selina is unwilling to settle down. Will she ever change her mind? Concludes with a big all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway.

Starring: Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway, Katherine Dunham, Fats Waller, Ada Brown, Dooley Wilson, Katherine Dunham and Her Troupe, Doris Ake, Juliette Ball ..
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Release date: 1943-07-21
11.

A Guy Named Joe

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A cocky Air Force pilot stationed in England during World War II falls for a daring female flier. After he's killed on a mission, he is sent back to Earth by heavenly General with a new assignment.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson, Ward Bond, James Gleason, Lionel Barrymore, Barry Nelson, Esther Williams, Henry O'Neill, Don DeFore ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1943-12-24
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : Princess O'Rourke
12.

Princess O'Rourke

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A down-to-earth pilot charms a European princess on vacation in the United States.

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Jack Carson, Jane Wyman, Harry Davenport, Gladys Cooper, Minor Watson, Nan Wynn, Julie Bishop ..
Directed by: Norman Krasna
Release date: 1943-10-23
13.

So Proudly We Hail

3.5
7.5/10 IMDB

A group of U.S. Army nurses leaves San Francisco for their tour of duty in Hawaii in December 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor changes their destination and their lives. Sent to Bataan, Philippines, the nurses are led by Lt. Janet Davidson. She is faced with untested nurses who expected an easy time in Honolulu, but who quickly become battle-weary veterans dealing with daily bombardments by the Japanese, overwhelmed by the numbers of wounded, and dwindling supplies. Some of "Davey's" unit also have to deal with romantic entanglements with men they met onboard ship. When Bataan falls, the American forces flee to the offshore island of Corregidor, where they find the Japanese assault just as intense.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, George Reeves, Barbara Britton, Walter Abel, Sonny Tufts, Mary Servoss, Ted Hecht, John Litel ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1943-09-09
14.

Girl Crazy

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Rich kid Danny Churchill has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to be a female for miles. But before Danny arrives, he spies a pair of legs extending out from under a stalled roadster. They belong to the Dean's granddaughter, Ginger Gray, who is more interested in keeping the financially strapped college open than falling for Danny's romantic line. At least at first...

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland, Rags Ragland, June Allyson, Nancy Walker, Guy Kibbee, Frances Rafferty, Henry O'Neill ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1943-11-26
15.

The Constant Nymph

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

The daughter of a musical mentor adores a promising composer, who is quite fond of the adolescent. When her father dies, an uncle arrives with his own grown daughter, who begins a romance with the composer which culminates in marriage but creates an emotional rivalry that affects the three.

Starring: Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine, Alexis Smith, Brenda Marshall, Charles Coburn, May Whitty, Peter Lorre, Joyce Reynolds, Jean Muir, Montagu Love ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1943-06-23
16.

Thousands Cheer

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her father. Eddie's also plagued by fear of having an accident during his family's trapeze act in the army variety show, which also features a gallery of MGM stars.

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Mary Astor, John Boles, Ben Blue, Frances Rafferty, Mary Elliott, Frank Jenks, Frank Sully, Dick Simmons ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1943-01-01
17.

The Man in Grey

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

After marrying a dour and disinterested lord for status, a young woman falls in love with a stage actor while her best friend from boarding school enters an affair with her husband.

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Phyllis Calvert, James Mason, Stewart Granger, Harry Scott, Martita Hunt, Helen Haye, Beatrice Varley, Raymond Lovell, Nora Swinburne ..
Directed by: Leslie Arliss
Release date: 1943-08-06
18.

Northern Pursuit

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Canadian Mountie Steve Wagner captures a German Luftwaffe officer on a spy mission, who later escapes from the prison camp. To catch the spy ring, the Mounties employ a ruse so that the spies, believing Steve to be sympathetic, enlist him in their plans.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Julie Bishop, Helmut Dantine, John Ridgely, Gene Lockhart, Tom Tully, Bernard Nedell, John Forsythe, Warren Douglas, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1943-11-07
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : The Sky's the Limit
19.

The Sky's the Limit

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Flying Tiger Fred Atwell sneaks away from his famous squadron's personal appearance tour and goes incognito for several days of leave. He quickly falls for photographer Joan Manion, pursuing her in the guise of a carefree drifter.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley, Robert Ryan, Elizabeth Patterson, Marjorie Gateson, Freddie Slack, Bobby Barber, Eric Blore, Neil Hamilton ..
Directed by: Edward H. Griffith
Release date: 1943-07-13
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : Crash Dive
20.

Crash Dive

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A US Navy submarine, the USS Corsair, is operating in the North Atlantic, hunting German merchant raiders that are preying on Allied shipping. Its new executive officer, Lt. Ward Stewart (Power), has been transferred back into submarines after commanding his own PT boat. At the submarine base in New London, Connecticut, he asks his new captain, Lt. Cmdr. Dewey Connors (Andrews), for a weekend leave to settle his affairs before taking up his new assignment. On a train bound for Washington D.C., Stewart accidentally encounters New London school teacher Jean Hewlett (Baxter) and her students. Despite her initial resistance to his efforts, he charms her and they fall in love.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, James Gleason, May Whitty, Harry Morgan, Ben Carter, Stanley Andrews, John Archer, Gene Rizzi ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1943-04-22
21.

The Gang's All Here

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then experiences trouble when he is posted to the Pacific.

Starring: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Phil Baker, Benny Goodman, Eugene Pallette, Charlotte Greenwood, Edward Everett Horton, Tony De Marco, James Ellison, Sheila Ryan ..
Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1943-12-24
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : Stage Door Canteen
22.

Stage Door Canteen

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A young soldier on a pass in New York City visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theater and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen during the war. The soldier meets a pretty young hostess and they enjoy the many entertainers and a growing romance

Starring: Judith Anderson, Tallulah Bankhead, Kenny Baker, Ralph Bellamy, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, Hugh Herbert, Jean Hersholt, Lynn Fontanne, Anne G. Sterling ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1943-06-24
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : A Lady Takes a Chance
23.

A Lady Takes a Chance

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her city suitors.

Starring: Jean Arthur, John Wayne, Phil Silvers, Charles Winninger, Mary Field, Don Costello, John Philliber, Grady Sutton, Jean Stevens, Grant Withers ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1943-08-19
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : The Desperadoes
24.

The Desperadoes

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

Popular mailcoach driver Uncle Willie is in fact in league with the town's crooked banker. They plan to have the bank robbed after emptying it, and when Willie's choice for this doesn't show in time, he gets some local boys to do it. When his man does turn up he decides to stick around, as he is pals with the sheriff and also takes a shine to Willie's daughter Allison. This gives the bad men several new problems.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, Edgar Buchanan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Raymond Walburn, Porter Hall, Irving Bacon, Francis Ford ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1943-05-25
25.

This Is the Army

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

In WW I dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the War, he becomes a producer. In WW II his son Johnny Jones, who was before his fathers assistant, gets the order to stage a knew all-soldier show, called THIS IS THE ARMY. But in his pesonal life he has problems, because he refuses to marry his fiancée until the war is over.

Starring: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale, Charles Butterworth, Dolores Costello, Una Merkel, Stanley Ridges, Rosemary DeCamp, Ruth Donnelly ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1943-08-14
26.

Lady of Burlesque

3.1
6.3/10 IMDB

After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, J. Edward Bromberg, Iris Adrian, Gloria Dickson, Victoria Faust, Stephanie Bachelor, Charles Dingle, Marion Martin, Frank Conroy ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1943-05-01
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : Hi Diddle Diddle
27.

Hi Diddle Diddle

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

When the bride's mother is supposedly swindled out of her money by a spurned suitor, the groom's father orchestrates a scheme of his own to set things right. He is aided by a cabaret singer, while placating a jealous wife.

Starring: Martha Scott, Adolphe Menjou, Pola Negri, Billie Burke, Dennis O'Keefe, June Havoc, Walter Kingsford, Barton Hepburn, Byron Foulger, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Release date: 1943-08-02
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : No Time for Love
28.

No Time for Love

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

Upper-class female reporter is (despite herself) attracted to hulking laborer digging a tunnel under the Hudson river.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ilka Chase, Richard Haydn, Paul McGrath, June Havoc, Marjorie Gateson, Woody Strode, Murray Alper, Faith Brook ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1943-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : His Butler's Sister
29.

His Butler's Sister

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Aspiring singer Ann Carter visits her stepbrother in New York, hoping to make it on Broadway.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Pat O’Brien, Akim Tamiroff, Alan Mowbray, Walter Catlett, Hans Conried, Evelyn Ankers, Florence Bates, Roscoe Karns ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1943-11-26
30.

Flesh and Fantasy

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Anthology film of three tales of the supernatural. The first story is set at the Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The second involves a psychic who predicts murder. The third is about a man who literally meets the girl of his dreams.

Starring: Robert Benchley, Betty Field, Robert Cummings, Edgar Barrier, Edward G. Robinson, Thomas Mitchell, C. Aubrey Smith, Anna Lee, May Whitty, Charles Boyer ..
Directed by: Julien Duvivier
Release date: 1943-10-29
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : A Stranger in Town
31.

A Stranger in Town

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

In the small town of Crownport local attorney Bill Adams is trying to break up the ring of corrupt town officials by running for mayor. The cards seemed stacked against him when he gets help from a visiting hunter who, unknown to Adams and the rest of the town, is actually vacationing supreme court justice John Josephus Grant.

Starring: Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson, Jean Rogers, Porter Hall, Robert Barrat, Donald MacBride, Walter Baldwin, Andrew Tombes, Olin Howland, Irving Bacon ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1943-04-01
32.

Reveille with Beverly

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Beverly Ross, the switchboard operator at a local radio station, jumps at the chance to be the DJ for an early morning show before the soldiers at a nearby army camp assemble for reveille. Beverly, with her modern music, camp bulletins and chatter, is a hit with the soldiers. Beverly's younger brother and his two buddies are soldiers at the camp. The buddies vie for Beverly's attentions.

Starring: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn, Frank Sinatra, Tim Ryan, Larry Parks, Barbara Brown, Douglas Leavitt, Adele Mara ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1943-02-04
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : The Adventures of Tartu
33.

The Adventures of Tartu

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

British Captain Terence Stevenson (Robert Donat) accepts an assignment even more dangerous than his everyday job of defusing unexploded bombs. Fluent in Romanian and German and having studied chemical engineering, he is parachuted into Romania to assume the identity of Captain Jan Tartu, a member of the fascist Iron Guard. He makes his way to Czechoslovakia to steal the formula of a new Nazi poison gas and sabotage the factory where it is being manufactured.

Starring: Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson, Walter Rilla, Glynis Johns, Phyllis Morris, Martin Miller, Anthony Eustrel, Percy Walsh ..
Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet
Release date: 1943-10-01
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : Hitler's Children
34.

Hitler's Children

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

This lurid exposé of the Hitler Youth follows the woes of an American girl declared legally German by the Nazi government.

Starring: Tim Holt, Bonita Granville, Kent Smith, Otto Kruger, Hans Conried, H.B. Warner, Lloyd Corrigan, Erford Gage, Nancy Gates, Gavin Muir ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1943-01-06
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : Hers to Hold
35.

Hers to Hold

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Deanna Durbin is all grown up in Hers to Hold, the unofficial sequel to her "Three Smart Girls" films of the 1930s. Durbin plays Penelope Craig, the starry-eyed daughter of wealthy Judson and Dorothy Craig (Charles Winninger, Nella Walker). Developing a crush on much-older playboy Bill Morley (Joseph Cotton), Penelope stops at nothing to land the elusive Morley as her husband. Highlights include Durbin's renditions of "Begin the Beguine" and the "Seguidilla" from Carmen, and a captivating sequence that includes highlights from Durbin's earlier films, presented as home movies!

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Joseph Cotten, Charles Winninger, Ludwig Stössel, Nella Walker, Samuel S. Hinds, Evelyn Ankers, Fay Helm, Iris Adrian, Nydia Westman ..
Directed by: Frank Ryan
Release date: 1943-07-16
36.

Slightly Dangerous

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Small-town soda-jerk Peggy Evans quits her dead-end job and moves to New York where she invents a new identity.

Starring: Lana Turner, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, May Whitty, Eugene Pallette, Alan Mowbray, Florence Bates, Howard Freeman, Millard Mitchell, Ward Bond ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1943-04-01
37.

The Youngest Profession

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

Joan Lyons and her friend Patricia Drew are autograph hounds spending most of their day bumping into, and having tea, with the likes of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Based on misinformation from a meddling old-maid governess, Miss Featherstone, Joan also devotes some time to working on the no-problem marriage of her parents to the extent of hiring Dr. Hercules, the strong man from a side show to pay attention to her mother in order to make her father jealous, despite the good advice received from Walter Pidgeon.

Starring: Virginia Weidler, Edward Arnold, John Carroll, Ann Ayars, Marta Linden, Dick Simmons, Agnes Moorehead, Jean Porter, Raymond Roe, Dorothy Morris ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 1943-02-26
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
38.

The Amazing Mrs. Holliday

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A missionary tries to outwit the U.S. government and smuggle Chinese orphans into the country.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien, Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Treacher, Harry Davenport, Grant Mitchell, Frieda Inescort, Bess Flowers, Elisabeth Risdon, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: Jean Renoir, Bruce Manning
Release date: 1943-02-19
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : Happy Land
39.

Happy Land

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

An Iowa drugstore owner becomes embittered when his son is killed in World War II. The druggist believes that the boy's life was cut short before he had an opportunity to truly appreciate his existence.

Starring: Don Ameche, Frances Dee, Harry Carey, Ann Rutherford, Cara Williams, Richard Crane, Harry Morgan, Minor Watson, Dickie Moore, James West ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1943-11-10
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : The Demi-Paradise
40.

The Demi-Paradise

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the war working on a new propeller for ice-breaking ships. Naïve about British people and convinced by hearsay that they are shallow and hypocritical, Ivan is both bemused and amused by them. He is blunt in his opinions about Britons and at first this puts off his hosts, including the lovely Ann Tisdall, whose grandfather runs the shipbuilding firm that will make use of Ivan's propeller. The longer Ivan stays, however, the more he comes to understand the humor, warmth, strength, and conviction of the British people, and the more they come to see him as a friend rather than merely a suspicious Russian. As a romantic bond grows between Ivan and Ann, a cultural bond begins to grow as well, particularly as the war begins and Russia is attacked by Germany.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Marjorie Fielding, Margaret Rutherford, Felix Aylmer, George Thorpe, Leslie Henson, Guy Middleton, Michael Shepley, Edie Martin ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1943-11-18
41.

Presenting Lily Mars

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Starstruck Indiana small-town girl Lily is pestering theatrical producer John Thornway for a role but he is reluctant.

Starring: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson, Spring Byington, Connie Gilchrist, Mártha Eggerth, Douglas Croft, Leonid Kinskey, Patricia Barker ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1943-04-29
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : Get Cracking
42.

Get Cracking

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

Get Cracking is a 1943 British comedy war film, directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Dinah Sheridan, Ronald Shiner and George Formby. It was produced by Marcel Varnel, Ben Henry and Columbia (British) Productions. This comedy explores the wayward rivalry between mechanic and Home Guard Lance Corporal George Singleton (George Formby) and an adversary also in the Home Guard (Ronald Shiner). When the rival Home Guard units of Major Wallop and Minor Wallop are sent on battle manoeuvres, George Singleton (Formby) launches his own unique style of commando raid against neighbouring Major Wallop to steal a Vickers machine gun. The raid fails and Singleton loses his Lance Corporal's stripe, so he and a little evacuee girl named Irene (Vera Frances) decide to fall back on 'Plan B' - to build their very own tank.

Starring: George Formby, Dinah Sheridan, Edward Rigby, Ronald Shiner, Frank Pettingell, Wally Patch, E. V. H. Emmett, Frank Atkinson, Harry Fowler, Vera Frances ..
Directed by: Marcel Varnel
Release date: 1943-05-17
43.

Hello, Frisco, Hello

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.

Starring: Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari, Laird Cregar, June Havoc, Ward Bond, George Barbier, George Barbier, Adele Jergens ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1943-03-26
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : Night Plane from Chungking
44.

Night Plane from Chungking

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Without lights and in a driving rain, a bus is lumbering along the muddy Assam Road en route from Chunking to the Indian border. Passengers include a European of unknown nationality, a missionary a French officer, and a White Russian. There is also an ancient Chinese lady on an important diplomatic mission to Indian and her traveling companion. The trip is halted when Japanese planes bomb the road and hit a munitions truck and kill many Chinese soldiers. The Chinese commander puts the wounded soldiers on the bus and directs it to a nearby secret airport where the officer in charge is an American attached to the Chinese Air Force.

Starring: Robert Preston, Ellen Drew, Otto Kruger, Steven Geray, Tamara Geva, Soo Yong, Victor Sen Yung, Ernst Deutsch, Allen Jung ..
Directed by: Ralph Murphy
Release date: 1943-05-31
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : The Desert Song
45.

The Desert Song

2.7
5.9/10 IMDB

Paul Hudson, leads a group of desert bandits against some Nazis, who want to use them as cheap labor for their railroad.

Starring: Dennis Morgan, Irene Manning, Bruce Cabot, Lynne Overman, Gene Lockhart, Faye Emerson, Victor Francen, Curt Bois, Jack La Rue, Marcel Dalio ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1943-12-17
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : Keep 'Em Slugging
46.

Keep 'Em Slugging

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A gang of tough street kids decide to go straight and get jobs in order to free draft-age men for the war effort. However, because of their past tangles with the law, they can't find anybody who'll hire them. Finally one of them gets a job at the department store where his sister works, but runs afoul of a store executive who is in league with a ring of hijackers.

Starring: Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell, Norman Abbott, Evelyn Ankers, Elyse Knox, Frank Albertson, Don Porter, Shemp Howard, Samuel S. Hinds ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1943-03-01
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : They Met in the Dark
47.

They Met in the Dark

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A Royal navy Commander is tricked by a pretty girl who is working for the Nazis. She tricks him into revealing some military secrets and he is court martial. He vows to track her and her accomplices down.

Starring: James Mason, Joyce Howard, Tom Walls, Phyllis Stanley, Edward Rigby, Ronald Ward, David Farrar, Karel Stepanek, Betty Warren, Walter Crisham ..
Directed by: Karel Lama?
Release date: 1943-08-11
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : Rhythm Serenade
48.

Rhythm Serenade

2.7
5.6/10 IMDB

Patriotic musical romance. After her school is closed, teacher Ann tries to join up. However, she is persuaded to organise a nursery for a munitions factory.

Starring: Vera Lynn, Betty Jardine, Peter Murray-Hill, Julien Mitchell ..
Directed by: Gordon Wellesley
Release date: 1943-10-11
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : The Crystal Ball
49.

The Crystal Ball

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A young woman pretends to be a fortune teller in order to find romance.

Starring: Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Gladys George, Cecil Kellaway, Virginia Field, William Bendix, Yvonne De Carlo, Iris Adrian ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1943-01-22
Best Romance Movies of 1943 : What a Woman
50.

What a Woman

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

An author (Willard Parker) and a literary agent (Rosalind Russell) become involved after selling film rights to his racy book.

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Willard Parker, Alan Dinehart, Edward Fielding, Ann Savage, Norma Varden, Douglas Wood, Grady Sutton, Lilyan Irene ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1943-12-29

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