Best Romance Movies of 1944


Meet Me in St. Louis

7.5/10 IMDB

In the year before the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main, Harry Davenport, June Lockhart, Henry H. Daniels Jr. ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1944-11-28

The Uninvited

7.2/10 IMDB

A brother and sister move into an old seaside house that has been abandoned for many years on the Cornwellian coast only to soon discover that it is haunted by the ghost of the mother of their neighbor's granddaughter, with whom the brother has fallen in love.

Starring: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Gail Russell, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Alan Napier, Dorothy Stickney, Barbara Everest, Queenie Leonard, Rita Page ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1944-02-18

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

7.6/10 IMDB

A small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember.

Starring: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest, Porter Hall, Emory Parnell, Al Bridge, Julius Tannen, Victor Potel, Brian Donlevy ..
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Release date: 1944-09-18

Mr. Skeffington

7.6/10 IMDB

A beautiful but vain woman who rejects the love of her older husband must face the loss of her youth and beauty.

Starring: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris, Richard Waring, Marjorie Riordan, Robert Shayne, John Alexander, Jerome Cowan, Johnny Mitchell ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1944-05-25

Hollywood Canteen

7.0/10 IMDB

Two soldiers on leave spend three nights at a club offering free of charge food, dancing, and entertainment for servicemen on their way overseas. Club founders Bette Davis and John Garfield give talks on the history of the place.

Starring: Laverne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews, Jack Benny, Joe E. Brown, Eddie Cantor, Kitty Carlisle, Jack Carson, Dane Clark, Joan Crawford ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1944-12-15

Since You Went Away

7.5/10 IMDB

While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane and the Colonel's grandson conduct.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Monty Woolley, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Walker, Hattie McDaniel, Agnes Moorehead, Alla Nazimova ..
Directed by: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett, David O. Selznick
Release date: 1944-06-30

I'll Be Seeing You

7.1/10 IMDB

Mary Marshall, serving a six year term for accidental manslaughter, is given a Christmas furlough from prison to visit her closest relatives, her uncle and his family in a small Midwestern town. On the train she meets Zach Morgan, a troubled army sergeant on leave for the holidays from a military hospital. Although his physical wounds have healed, he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and is subject to panic attacks. The pair are attracted to one another and in the warm atmosphere of the Christmas season friendship blossoms into romance, but Mary is reluctant to tell him of her past and that she must shortly return to prison to serve the remainder of her sentence.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Tom Tully, John Derek, Chill Wills, Kenny Bowers, Gary Gray, Eddie Hall ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1944-12-31
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : The White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover

7.0/10 IMDB

Susan travels with her father to England for a vacation. Invited to a society ball, Susan meets Sir John Ashwood and marries him after a whirlwind romance. However, American Susan never quite adjusts to life as a new member of the British gentry. Upon the outbreak of World War I, Ashwood is sent to the trenches and never returns. When her son goes off to fight in World War II, Susan fears the same tragic fate may befall him too.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall, Frank Morgan, Van Johnson, C. Aubrey Smith, May Whitty, Gladys Cooper, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1944-05-11
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Uncertain Glory

Uncertain Glory

7.1/10 IMDB

In occupied France, a convicted thief and murderer escapes the guillotine when a bombing raid strikes the prison, but is quickly re-captured by the inspector of the Surete responsible for his original arrest. Fearing the guillotine more than his actual death, the convict inveigles the inspector to help him with a plan to rescue 100 Frenchmen taken by the Gestapo following an act of sabotage: he will confess to being the saboteur and allow himself to be executed by firing squad, the Gestapo's method of execution, thus freeing the 100 men.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Lucile Watson, Faye Emerson, James Flavin, Douglass Dumbrille, Dennis Hoey, Sheldon Leonard, Odette Myrtil, Francis Pierlot ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1944-04-07

Mrs. Parkington

7.0/10 IMDB

In this family saga, Mrs. Parkington recounts the story of her life, beginning as a hotel maid in frontier Nevada where she is swept off her feet by mine owner and financier Augustus Parkington. He moves them to New York, tries to remake her into a society woman, and establishes their home among the wealthiest of New York's high society. Family and social life is not always peaceful, however, and she guides us, in flashbacks, through the rises and falls of the Parkington family fortunes.

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, Agnes Moorehead, Cecil Kellaway, Gladys Cooper, Frances Rafferty, Tom Drake, Peter Lawford, Dan Duryea ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1944-10-12

The Princess and the Pirate

6.8/10 IMDB

Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to. On the high seas, her ship is attacked by pirates who know her identity and plan to kidnap her and hold her for a king's ransom.

Starring: Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak, Victor McLaglen, Marc Lawrence, Hugo Haas, Maude Eburne, Adia Kuznetzoff, Brandon Hurst ..
Directed by: David Butler, Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1944-11-17

Cover Girl

6.7/10 IMDB

A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Phil Silvers, Jinx Falkenburg, Leslie Brooks, Eve Arden, Otto Kruger, Jess Barker, Anita Colby ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1944-03-22
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Up in Arms

Up in Arms

6.2/10 IMDB

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted and accidentally smuggles his girlfriend aboard his Pacific-bound troopship.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore, Dana Andrews, Constance Dowling, Knox Manning, Louis Calhern, George Mathews, Benny Baker, Lyle Talbot, Walter Catlett ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1944-02-17
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Wilson


6.4/10 IMDB

The political career of Woodrow Wilson is chronicled, beginning with his decision to leave his post at Princeton to run for Governor of New Jersey, and his subsequent ascent to the Presidency of the United States. During his terms in office, Wilson must deal with the death of his first wife, the onslaught of German hostilities leading to American involvement in the Great War, and his own country's reticence to join the League of Nations.

Starring: Charles Coburn, Alexander Knox, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell, Ruth Nelson, Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, William Eythe, Mary Anderson, Ruth Ford ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1944-08-01
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : The Story of Dr. Wassell

The Story of Dr. Wassell

6.6/10 IMDB

As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr. Wassell saved a dozen or so wounded sailors who were left behind when able bodied men were evacuated to Australia.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe, Carol Thurston, Carl Esmond, Paul Kelly, Elliott Reid, Laurette Luez, Stanley Ridges ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1944-07-04

Christmas Holiday

6.5/10 IMDB

Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Abigail Martin marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette. Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and instability, and soon drags Abigail into a life of misery.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf, Dean Harens, Gladys George, Gale Sondergaard, David Bruce, Eddie Acuff, Oliver Blake, Charles Cane ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1944-07-31
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : And the Angels Sing

And the Angels Sing

6.2/10 IMDB

The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy, Bobby, Josie, and Patti, aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall is playing.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Fred MacMurray, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, Mimi Chandler, Raymond Walburn, Eddie Foy Jr., Frank Albertson, Mikhail Rasumny, Frank Faylen ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1944-04-25

None But the Lonely Heart

6.4/10 IMDB

When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they're both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet.

Starring: Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald, June Duprez, Jane Wyatt, George Coulouris, Dan Duryea, Roman Bohnen, Konstantin Shayne, Colin Kenny ..
Directed by: Clifford Odets
Release date: 1944-10-17

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

6.3/10 IMDB

Orphaned as a young child and adopted by a band of notorious thieves, now-grown Ali Baba sets out to avenge his father’s murder, reclaim the royal throne, and rescue his beloved Amara from the iron fist of his treacherous enemy.

Starring: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine, Kurt Katch, Frank Puglia, Fortunio Bonanova, Moroni Olsen, Ramsay Ames, Chris-Pin Martin ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1944-01-14

Experiment Perilous

6.4/10 IMDB

In 1903, Doctor Huntington Bailey meets a friendly older lady during a train trip. She tells him that she is going to visit her brother Nick and his lovely young wife Allida. Once in New York, Bailey hears that his train companion suddenly died. Shortly afterward, he meets the strange couple and gets suspicious of Nick's treatment of his wife.

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, George Brent, Paul Lukas, Albert Dekker, Carl Esmond, Olive Blakeney, George N. Neise, Margaret Wycherly, Stephanie Bachelor, Mary Servoss ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1944-12-18


6.1/10 IMDB

Hafiz, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, James Craig, Edward Arnold, Hugh Herbert, Joy Page, Florence Bates, Harry Davenport, Hobart Cavanaugh, Robert Warwick ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1944-10-01
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : On Approval

On Approval

7.2/10 IMDB

Two wealthy Victorian widows are courted tentatively by two impoverished British aristocrats. When one of the dowagers suggests that her beau go away with her for a month to see if they are compatible, the fireworks begin.

Starring: Clive Brook, Beatrice Lillie, Googie Withers, Roland Culver, O.B. Clarence, Laurence Hanray, Elliott Mason, Hay Petrie, Mollie Munks, E. V. H. Emmett ..
Directed by: Clive Brook
Release date: 1944-05-22

The Mummy's Curse

5.4/10 IMDB

After being buried in quicksand for the past 25 years, Kharis is set free to roam the rural bayous of Louisiana, as is the soul of his beloved Princess Ananka, still housed in the body of Amina Mansouri, who seeks help and protection at a swamp draining project.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Dennis Moore, Kay Harding, Virginia Christine, Peter Coe, Martin Kosleck, Addison Richards, Holmes Herbert, Ann Codee, Kurt Katch ..
Directed by: Leslie Goodwins
Release date: 1944-12-22

Song of Russia

5.9/10 IMDB

American conductor John Meredith and his manager, Hank Higgins, go to Russia shortly before the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. Meredith falls in love with beautiful Soviet pianist Nadya Stepanova while they travel throughout the country on a 40-city tour. Along the way, they see happy, healthy, smiling, free Soviet citizens, blissfully living the Communist dream. This bliss is destroyed by the German invasion.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Susan Peters, John Hodiak, Robert Benchley, Felix Bressart, Michael Chekhov, Darryl Hickman, Jacqueline White, Patricia Prest, Joan Lorring ..
Directed by: Gregory Ratoff
Release date: 1944-02-10
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : In Our Time

In Our Time

6.6/10 IMDB

It is early 1939 in Poland when Mrs. Bromley and Jennifer come to buy antiques for her business in London. Jennifer meets Count Stephen and they wine, dine and see the sights though out the city. He wishes to marry, but his family is against plain Jennifer. When she tries to leave, he catches her at the train station and they are married. To be self sufficient, they modernize the family farm with tractors and increase production, but then Germany starts the war.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Nancy Coleman, Mary Boland, Victor Francen, Cyd Charisse, Alla Nazimova, Michael Chekhov, Faye Emerson ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1944-02-19
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Marine Raiders

Marine Raiders

5.8/10 IMDB

A Marine major (Pat O'Brien) looks out for his captain (Robert Ryan) on Guadalcanal and in Australia.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Frank McHugh, Barton MacLane, Richard Martin, Martha Vickers, Russell Wade, Edmund Glover, Robert Andersen ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster
Release date: 1944-07-11

Maisie Goes to Reno

6.1/10 IMDB

A Brooklyn showgirl gets mixed up in a divorce between a soldier and his wife.

Starring: Ann Sothern, John Hodiak, Tom Drake, Marta Linden, Paul Cavanagh, Ava Gardner, Bernard Nedell, Roland Dupree, Chick Chandler, Bunny Waters ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1944-08-15
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : The Impatient Years

The Impatient Years

6.4/10 IMDB

Standing before a divorce court judge are Sergeant Andy Anderson and Janie Anderson asking him to dissolve their marriage. Janie's father, William Smith, objects and the judge allows him to give his version of their story. They had met in San Francisco fifteen months earlier and, after knowing each other only three days, had gotten married. Andy was sent overseas the day after the wedding and when he returns and despite the fact that Janie had borne him a son, they find they are almost strangers. Mr. Smith suggests, and the judge orders, that if they retrace their actions over the four days they knew each other they would regain their love.

Starring: Jean Arthur, Lee Bowman, Charles Coburn, Edgar Buchanan, Charley Grapewin, Phil Brown, Harry Davenport, Jane Darwell, Grant Mitchell, Bob Haymes ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1944-09-10
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Tender Comrade

Tender Comrade

6.2/10 IMDB

Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Patricia Collinge, Mady Christians, Kim Hunter, Jane Darwell, Richard Martin, Robert J. Anderson, Patti Brill ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1944-05-30
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Love Story

Love Story

6.6/10 IMDB

After discovering that she has only a short time left to live, concert pianist Lissa travels to Cornwall for the final fling of her life. While there, she falls in love with young mineral prospector Kit, a man whose dark secret prevents him from fighting in the War. Unbeknownst to Lissa, however, Kit's affections are also much in demand from a rival of hers.

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Stewart Granger, Patricia Roc, Tom Walls, Reginald Purdell, Walter Hudd, Josephine Middleton, Beatrice Varley, Laurence Hanray, Bryan Herbert ..
Directed by: Leslie Arliss
Release date: 1944-11-20
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Together Again

Together Again

6.7/10 IMDB

Anne Crandall is the mayor of a small town in Vermont. Her deceased husband had been the mayor for years and when he died, she was left to carry on and to raise his daughter from his first marriage. She lives with the daughter, her father-in-law and a housekeeper. In the town square, there was a statue of her late husband and every year since his death, they have an anniversary celebration there. This year during a thunderstorm, the statue is hit by lightning and the head falls off. The daughter insists that a new statue be erected instead of patching the old one. Mayor Crandall is sent to New York to interview the prospective sculptor, George Corday.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Charles Coburn, Mona Freeman, Jerome Courtland, Elizabeth Patterson, Charles Dingle, Brooks Benedict, Virginia Brissac, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1944-12-23
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : And Now Tomorrow

And Now Tomorrow

6.8/10 IMDB

Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time?

Starring: Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan, Beulah Bondi, Cecil Kellaway, Grant Mitchell, Helen Mack, Elinor Donahue, Anthony Caruso ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1944-11-22
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : The Girl Who Dared

The Girl Who Dared

6.0/10 IMDB

A group of people are invited to a party at a creepy mansion where legend has it a ghost appears once a year.

Starring: Lorna Gray, Peter Cookson, Grant Withers, Veda Ann Borg, John Hamilton, Willie Best, Vivien Oakland, Roy Barcroft ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1944-08-05
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Don't Take It to Heart

Don't Take It to Heart

6.5/10 IMDB

A stray World War Two bomb releases the ghost of the 3rd Earl of Chaunduyt after 400 years. A visiting professor, while wooing the beautiful Lady Mary, daughter of the present Earl, finds him an ally in his fight on behalf of the villagers to protect their ancient rights against a meddling newcomer.

Starring: Richard Greene, David Horne, Patricia Medina, Alfred Drayton, Joan Hickson, Wylie Watson, Claude Dampier, Edward Rigby, Brefni O'Rorke, Moore Marriott ..
Directed by: Jeffrey Dell
Release date: 1944-11-13
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Pin Up Girl

Pin Up Girl

6.0/10 IMDB

Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into government service (not, as she fantasizes, to join the USO). On a side trip to New York, her vivid imagination leads her to True Love with naval hero Tommy Dooley; but increasingly involved Musical Comedy Complications follow.

Starring: Betty Grable, John Harvey, Martha Raye, Joe E. Brown, Eugene Pallette, Dorothea Kent, Dave Willock, Mantan Moreland, Bess Flowers, Hermes Pan ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1944-04-25

The Heavenly Body

6.1/10 IMDB

The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes convinced that her astrologer's prediction of a new dream man in her life will come true.

Starring: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, James Craig, Fay Bainter, Henry O'Neill, Spring Byington, Robert Sully, Morris Ankrum, Bess Flowers, James Baskett ..
Directed by: Alexander Hall
Release date: 1944-03-23
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : See Here, Private Hargrove

See Here, Private Hargrove

6.2/10 IMDB

Journalist Marion Hargrove enters the Army intending to supplement his income by writing about his training experiences. He muddles through basic training at Fort Bragg with the self-serving help of a couple of buddies intent on cutting themselves in on that extra income.

Starring: Robert Walker, Donna Reed, Keenan Wynn, Grant Mitchell, Ray Collins, Chill Wills, Bob Crosby, Marta Linden, George Offerman, Jr., Edward Fielding ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1944-03-18

Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble

6.5/10 IMDB

Andy is going to Wainwright College as did his father. He sees a pretty blonde on the train and he is alternately winked at or slapped every time he sees her. Andy is clueless. On the train Andy meets Kay and Dr. Standish who are both headed for Wainwright. Andy likes Kay, but Dr. Standish also seems to take an interest in her. Things are going well at College with Kay, but the blonde is nice one minute and ignores Andy the next. When Andy finds out that the blonde is really identical twins, he tries to help them out with their father but gets caught at their rooming house after midnight.

Starring: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden, Sara Haden, Bonita Granville, Jean Porter, Keye Luke, Herbert Marshall, Lee Wilde, Lyn Wilde ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1944-05-04

The Very Thought of You

7.0/10 IMDB

Army sergeants Dave and "Fixit" spend a three-day pass in Pasadena, where they meet Janet and Cora, two young women who work in a parachute factory.

Starring: Dennis Morgan, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, Faye Emerson, Beulah Bondi, Henry Travers, William Prince, Andrea King, John Alvin, Marianne O'Brien ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1944-10-20
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Enter Arsène Lupin

Enter Arsène Lupin

6.2/10 IMDB

A rich but naive young woman is in possession of some priceless jewels. She herself doesn't know it, but a gang of jewel thieves does.

Starring: Charles Korvin, Ella Raines, George Dolenz, J. Carrol Naish, Miles Mander, Gale Sondergaard, Leyland Hodgson, Tom Pilkington, Lillian Bronson, Holmes Herbert ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1944-11-24

Action in Arabia

6.2/10 IMDB

Reporter Michael Gordon uncovers intrigue in Damascus, where the Allies and Nazis struggle for control of Arab sympathies.

Starring: George Sanders, Virginia Bruce, Lenore Aubert, Gene Lockhart, Robert Armstrong, H.B. Warner, Alan Napier, André Charlot, Marcel Dalio, Jamiel Hasson ..
Directed by: Léonide Moguy
Release date: 1944-02-18
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only

7.2/10 IMDB

During WWII, an executive and his secretary arrive in Washington, DC on business but, because of the housing shortage, are unable to find hotel rooms. In desperation, they pretend to be married and hire themselves out as a butler and maid in order to secure lodgings. Comedy.

Starring: Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray, Edward Arnold, Anne Revere, Roland Young, Hillary Brooke, Clarence Kolb, Isabel Randolph, Porter Hall, Veda Ann Borg ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1944-01-07
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Atlantic City

Atlantic City

6.1/10 IMDB

In 1915, Atlantic City is a sleepy seaside resort, but Brad Taylor, son of a small hotel and vaudeville house proprietor, has big plans: he thinks it can be "the playground of the world." Brad's wheeling and dealing proves remarkably successful in attracting big enterprises and big shows, but brings him little success in personal relationships. Full of nostalgic songs and acts, some with the original artists. Reissued in 1950 as "Atlantic City Honeymoon".

Starring: Constance Moore, Stanley Brown, Charley Grapewin, Jerry Colonna, Paul Whiteman, Louis Armstrong, Robert B. Castaine, Adele Mara, Pierre Watkin, Harry Tyler ..
Directed by: Ray McCarey
Release date: 1944-09-15
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Man from Frisco

Man from Frisco

6.1/10 IMDB

Matt Braddock is a civil engineer during World War II who has new ideas for shipbuilding. Braddock tries to establish yards for building prefabricated ships on the West Coast, but he is hindered by the former superintendent of the shipyard, Joel Kennedy. A disappointed lover fails to deliver an important message on welds and it leads to the collapse of a new ship's superstructure and the death of a boy.

Starring: Michael O'Shea, Anne Shirley, Gene Lockhart, Dan Duryea, Stephanie Bachelor, Ray Walker, Tommy Bond, Robert Warwick, Ann Shoemaker, Olin Howland ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1944-06-15
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Shake Hands with Murder

Shake Hands with Murder

6.1/10 IMDB

A female bail-bond broker and her partner help an accused embezzler prove his innocence. Having the body of the embezzler's late business partner pop up doesn't help matters.

Starring: Frank Jenks, Iris Adrian, Douglas Fowley, Jack Raymond, Juan de la Cruz, Claire Rochelle, Herbert Rawlinson, I. Stanford Jolley, Gene Roth, George Kirby ..
Directed by: Albert Herman
Release date: 1944-04-22
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Home in Indiana

Home in Indiana

6.5/10 IMDB

'Sparke' Thorton, a lad with a penchant for trouble, is sent to live with his Uncle and Aunt Bolt in Indiana after his Aunt Henrietta Bolt dies. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young filly that he plans to race make life bearable. He also finds romance with tomboyish 'Char' Bruce who shares his love for horses.

Starring: Walter Brennan, Charlotte Greenwood, Ward Bond, Charles Dingle, Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain, June Haver, Willie Best, Tom Dugan, Francis Ford ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1944-06-15
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Fanny by Gaslight

Fanny by Gaslight

6.5/10 IMDB

Returning to 1870's London after finishing at boarding school, Fanny winesses the death of her father in a fight with Lord Manderstoke. She then finds that her family has for many years been running a bordello next door to their home. When her mother dies shortly after, she next discovers that her real father is in fact a well-respected politician. Meeting him and then falling in love with his young advisor Harry Somerford leads to a life of ups and downs and conflict between the classes. Periodically the scoundrel of a Lord crosses her path, always to tragic effect.

Starring: James Mason, Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger, Jean Kent, Margaretta Scott, John Laurie, Cathleen Nesbitt, Helen Haye, Wilfred Lawson, Nora Swinburne ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1944-05-08
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore

5.6/10 IMDB

A young girl rents an apartment from a man who has recently enlisted in the Marines. The trouble is that he's given out keys to a half-dozen of his friends, and they all keep dropping in.

Starring: Simone Simon, James Ellison, William Terry, Robert Mitchum, Minna Gombell, Chick Chandler, Alan Dinehart, Gladys Blake, Rondo Hatton, Dorothy Granger ..
Directed by: Joe May
Release date: 1944-07-07
Best Romance Movies of 1944 : Show Business

Show Business

6.4/10 IMDB

Musical about vaudeville performers, from 1944.

Starring: Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis, George Murphy, Nancy Kelly, Dick Elliott, Constance Moore, Donald Douglas, Gloria Anderson, Dorothy Malone ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1944-05-10

Two Girls and a Sailor

6.6/10 IMDB

A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.

Starring: June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, Van Johnson, Tom Drake, Henry Stephenson, Henry O'Neill, Ben Blue, Carlos Ramírez, Frank Sully, Albert Coates ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1944-06-14

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