The Best Romantic Comedies of the 1940s

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The Philadelphia Story

1940    George Cukor    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Romance

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His Girl Friday

1940    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Comedy    Media Satire    Romance

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The Shop Around the Corner

1940    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Comedy    Drama    Romance

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The Lady Eve

1941    Preston Sturges    Not Rated

Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler    Romance

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Adam's Rib

1949    George Cukor    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Woman of the Year

1942    George Stevens    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

1948    H.C. Potter    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Romance

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My Favorite Wife

1940    Garson Kanin    Not Rated

Comedy    Farce    Romance

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Holiday Inn

1942    Mike Sandrich    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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The Talk of the Town

1942    George Stevens    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Drama

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The Major and the Minor

1942    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Farce

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith

1941    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan

1941    Alexander Hall    Not Rated

Comedy    Fantasy    Heaven-Can-Wait Fantasies

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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

1947    Irving Reis    Not Rated

Comedy    Farce    Romance

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I Married a Witch

1942    René Clair    Not Rated

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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Blithe Spirit

1945    David Lean    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy Drama    Fantasy

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

1947    Norman Z. McLeod    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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A Foreign Affair

1948    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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I Love You Again

1940    W.S. Van Dyke    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime Comedy    Romance

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