Cross Country Romance

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"He Chased Her From State To State... Until She Caught Him!"
  • Approved
  • 1940
  • 1 hr 8 min
  • 5.8  (259)

Cross Country Romance is a romantic comedy movie directed by Frank Woodruff and released in 1940. The movie features Gene Raymond, Wendy Barrie, and Hedda Hopper in lead roles. The movie tells the story of a young couple who met while traveling from New York to California and their journey to true love. The movie starts with a scene where two strangers meet on a train, Jean Howard (Wendy Barrie) and John Bradley (Gene Raymond). Jean is a struggling actress moving to Hollywood to chase her dreams, while John is a successful architect traveling for business. As they travel across the country, they get to know each other and become close companions. They enjoy each other's company and discover that they share a lot in common, including a zest for life and a passion for adventure.

As they reach California, their ways part, and they go about their respective lives. However, Jean cannot stop thinking about John and how much she enjoyed their time together. She decides to surprise him by showing up at his office unannounced. John is happy to see her, but he is also confused about her motives. Jean confesses her love for him, but John is hesitant to pursue a relationship as he is planning to get married to his fiancée, Pamela (Hedda Hopper).

Jean is heartbroken but determined to win John over. She decides to take up a job in his office to be close to him and show him how serious she is. However, things get complicated when Pamela finds out about their relationship and decides to interfere. Pamela confronts Jean and tries to convince John that Jean is using him for his money and fame.

John is torn between his feelings for Jean and the loyalty he feels towards Pamela. However, after several misunderstandings and obstacles, John realizes that he truly loves Jean and decides to break off his engagement with Pamela.

The movie ends with a happy note as John and Jean finally get together and pursue their dreams together. They leave for a new adventure, crossing the country once again, this time as a couple in love.

Cross Country Romance is a delightful movie that captures the spirit of adventure and the magic of love. The chemistry between Gene Raymond and Wendy Barrie is palpable, and their performances are charming and authentic. Hedda Hopper's portrayal of Pamela is also noteworthy, adding depth and complexity to the storyline.

The movie boasts of beautiful cinematography and picturesque locations, capturing the scenic beauty of the American countryside. The dialogues are witty and engaging, keeping the audience glued to the screen.

The movie's themes of love, commitment, and following one's dreams are timeless and resonate with audiences even today. The story unfolds in a simple yet engaging manner, making it a feel-good movie that is perfect for a lazy afternoon.

Overall, Cross Country Romance is a light-hearted romantic comedy that is delightful from start to finish. It's a movie that will leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling, reminding you that true love is worth fighting for.

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    1 hr 8 min
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    5.8  (259)