List of Romance Film movies/films with performances by Ava Gardner, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Ava Gardner Romance Film roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Ava Gardner Romance Film movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Ava Gardner has become known for playing characters in Romance Film movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen.
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Babes on Broadway is a 1941 musical film starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland and directed by Busby Berkeley, with Vincente Minnelli directing Garland's big solo numbers. The film, which features Fay Bainter and Virginia Weidler, was the third in the "Backyard Musical" series about kids who put on their own show, following Babes in Arms and Strike Up the Band. Songs in the film include "Babes on Broadway" by Burton Lane and E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, and "How About You?" by Lane with lyrics by Ralph Freed, the brother of producer Arthur Freed. The movie ends with a minstrel show performed by the main cast in blackface. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Ava Gardner, Margaret O'Brien, Fay Bainter, + more
Initial Release: 1941
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeleysee more on Babes on Broadway
Bhowani Junction is a 1956 film adaptation of the 1954 novel Bhowani Junction by John Masters made by MGM. The film was directed by George Cukor and produced by Pandro S. Berman from a screenplay by Sonya Levien and Ivan Moffat. The film starred Ava Gardner as Victoria Jones, an Anglo-Indian who has been serving in the Indian Army, and Stewart Granger as Colonel Rodney Savage, a Indian Army officer. It also featured Bill Travers, Abraham Sofaer, Francis Matthews, Lionel Jeffries and Neelo. The film was shot in England at MGM-British Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, on the Longmoor Military Railway, and on location in Lahore, Pakistan. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, George Cukor, Edward Chapman, Lionel Jeffries, + more
Initial Release: 1956
Directed by: George Cukorsee more on Bhowani Junction
H. M. Pulham, Esq. is a 1941 American drama film directed by King Vidor and starring Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, and Ruth Hussey. Based on the novel H. M. Pulham, Esq. by John P. Marquand, the film is about a middle-aged businessman who's lived a conservative life according to the routine conventions of society, but who still remembers the beautiful young woman who once brought him out of his shell. Vidor co-wrote the screenplay with his wife, Elizabeth Hill Vidor. The film features an early uncredited appearance by Ava Gardner. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Ava Gardner, Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, Charles Coburn, Van Heflin, + more
Initial Release: 1941
Directed by: King Vidorsee more on H. M. Pulham, Esq.
"In this eighth film in MGM's "Maisie" series, Ann Sothern is back as ever-stranded chorus girl Maisie Revier. As the story opens, Maisie has a steady non-showbiz job as a defense plant riveter (it's wartime, of course); still, she utilizes a two-week vacation to take a singing job in a Reno night spot. This small Nevada town being the Divorce Capital of America, Maisie finds herself involved in the crumbling marriage between a GI (Tom Drake) and his wealthy wife (Ava Gardner). Meanwhile, Maisie's own well-being is threatened by a conniving businessman who has her committed to an asylum when she threatens to squeal about his crooked business practices. Like most "Maisie" pictures, Maisie ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Ava Gardner, Ann Sothern, Donald Meek, John Hodiak, Paul Cavanagh, + more
Initial Release: 1944
Directed by: Harry Beaumontsee more on Maisie Goes to Reno