Best Romance Movies of 1945


Brief Encounter

8.0/10 IMDB

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Cyril Raymond, Everley Gregg, Marjorie Mars, Margaret Barton, Wilfred Babbage, Alfie Bass ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1945-11-24

Week-End at the Waldorf

6.6/10 IMDB

Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that without an operation he'll die and so looks for one last romance with a beautiful but ambitious stenographer; a cub reporter tries to get the goods on a shady man's dealing with a foreign potentate.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn, Robert Benchley, Phyllis Thaxter, Leon Ames, Lina Romay ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1945-10-04
Best Romance Movies of 1945 : Kiss the Bride Goodbye

Kiss the Bride Goodbye

5.4/10 IMDB

Working-class girl Joan Dodd's plan to marry Jack Fowler is thwarted when her mother Gladys interferes. Hoping to improve her daughter's social status, Gladys arranges for Joan to wed her boss Adolphus Pickering while Jack is away at war. Jack arrives home to discover his love is engaged to another man. Who will Joan decide to marry?

Starring: Patricia Medina, Jimmy Hanley, Frederick Leister, Marie Lohr, Claud Allister, Ellen Pollock, Wylie Watson, Jean Simmons, Muriel George, Irene Handl ..
Directed by: Paul L. Stein
Release date: 1945-01-28
Best Romance Movies of 1945 : Doll Face

Doll Face

5.9/10 IMDB

Burlesque queen, Doll Face Carroll, is dismissed from an audition for a legitimate Broadway show because she lacks culture. Her boss/manager Mike decides that she can get both culture and plenty of publicity by writing her autobiography. He hires a ghost writer to do all the work, but doesn't count on the possibility that Doll Face and her collaborator might have more than a book on their minds.

Starring: Vivian Blaine, Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como, Carmen Miranda, Martha Stewart, Stephen Dunne, Reed Hadley, Stanley Prager, Charles Tannen, George E. Stone ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1945-12-31

The Little Witch

6.5/10 IMDB

Olga San Juan is the singing and dancing star of a night club in a South America country,and is in love with Bob Graham, the orchestra leader and vocalist, whose wealthy parents are unaware of his club and musical activities. The parents, when told of the romance, think the girl is after the son's future inheritance. A Paramount "Musical Parade" short.

Starring: Olga San Juan, Bob Graham, Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Pedro de Cordoba, Martin Garralaga, Valmere Barman, Dave Kashner ..
Directed by: George Templeton
Release date: 1945-12-28
Best Romance Movies of 1945 : Too Young to Know

Too Young to Know

7.1/10 IMDB

A returning GI searches for the wife who left him and gave away their son.

Starring: Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, Dolores Moran, Harry Davenport, Rosemary DeCamp, Barbara Brown, Robert Lowell, Arthur Shields, Craig Stevens, Don McGuire ..
Directed by: Frederick de Cordova
Release date: 1945-12-01

The Sailor Takes a Wife

6.2/10 IMDB

While waiting in New York City to ship out to Europe, a sailor stops by a serviceman's canteen and meets a USO hostess. They immediately fall for each other and get married that night. However, when the sailor is notified that he has been reclassified as 4-F (unfit for service) by the Navy and then discharged, he and his new wife realize that, having to set up house before they expected to, they actually know very little about each other. Complications ensue.

Starring: Robert Walker, June Allyson, Hume Cronyn, Audrey Totter, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Reginald Owen, Gerald Oliver Smith ..
Directed by: Richard Whorf
Release date: 1945-12-28
Best Romance Movies of 1945 : Shady Lady

Shady Lady

6.8/10 IMDB

A crook becomes the victim of a crafty card player who works for the District Attorney.

Starring: Charles Coburn, Robert Paige, Ginny Simms, Alan Curtis, Martha O'Driscoll, Kathleen Howard, James Burke, Joe Frisco ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1945-09-07
Best Romance Movies of 1945 : Getting Gertie's Garter

Getting Gertie's Garter

6.5/10 IMDB

Dennis O'Keefe, newly married to lovely Sheila Ryan, is in a jam. O'Keefe's former girl friend, exotic dancer Marie McDonald, has in her possession an expensive, jeweled garter given to her by O'Keefe in his bachelor days. McDonald intends to show the garter to O'Keefe's suspicious wife, so Our Hero must retrieve the embarrassing accouterment without tipping off the missus.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Marie McDonald, Barry Sullivan, Binnie Barnes, Sheila Ryan, J. Carrol Naish, Jerome Cowan, Vera Marshe, Don Beddoe, Frank Fenton ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1945-11-27
Best Romance Movies of 1945 : Man from Oklahoma

Man from Oklahoma

6.5/10 IMDB

The feuding Lanes and Whittakers are brought together with the help of Roy Rogers, when a business tycoon tries to play one family against the other.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Roger Pryor, Arthur Loft, Maude Eburne, Si Jenks, June Gittelson, Elaine Lange ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1945-07-01

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