Up 3,997 this week

Arise, My Love (1940)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  8 November 1940 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 526 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 3 critic

A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins.



(screen play), (screen play), 3 more credits »
0Check in

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 05 Feb 2011
a list of 27 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
a list of 105 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
a list of 90 titles
created 03 Jan 2013
a list of 20 titles
created 10 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Arise, My Love" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Arise, My Love (1940)

Arise, My Love (1940) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Arise, My Love.
Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard
Midnight (1939)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A chorus girl, stranded in Paris, is "set up" by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A group of nurses returning from the war in the Phillippines recall their experiences in combat and in love.

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The daughter of a penniless marquis teaches her multi-millionaire fiancé a lesson, after learning he has had 7 previous wives.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent. He postpones the trial because it is hard to get a conviction at ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Elderly schoolteacher Nora Trinell, waiting to meet presidential nominee Dewey Roberts, recalls him as her student back in 1916 and his relation to Dan Hopkins, the man she married and lost.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Shepperd Strudwick
Easy Living (1937)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought (very expensive) sable coat and throws it out the window, it lands on poor ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Alison Courtland wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she cannot remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche
49th Parallel (1941)
Drama | War | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A WW2 U-boat crew is stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Richard George
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked politics. But endangers it all in one crazy moment of honesty...

Director: Preston Sturges
Stars: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff
Skylark (1941)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As her fifth wedding anniversary approaches, a woman realizes that she is fed up with always coming in second to her husband's advertising business. Just at the moment when she is trying to... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Brian Aherne
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Upper-class female reporter is (despite herself) attracted to hulking laborer digging a tunnel under the Hudson river.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ilka Chase


Complete credited cast:
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Dick Purcell ...
George Zucco ...
Prison Governor
Frank Puglia ...
Father Jacinto
Esther Dale ...
Paul Leyssac ...
Ann Codee ...
Mme. Bresson
Stanley Logan ...
Col. Tubbs-Brown
Lionel Pape ...
Lord Kettlebrook
Aubrey Mather ...
Cliff Nazarro ...


In 1939, American Tom Martin, who fought in the Spanish Civil War, awaits execution at the hands of the Fascist victors when reporter Augusta 'Gusto' Nash, for a scoop, aids him in an audacious escape. Of course, Tom tries to romance Gusto; but though she likes him, her career comes first, and Tom himself prefers freedom-fighting to settling down. Comedy becomes drama as their mixed feelings lead them on a circuitous path through the deepening chaos and catastrophe of the early days of World War II. Written by Rod Crawford <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Here's the gay, glorious story of a war correspondent and a war ace...a romance that could happen only in 1940!


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Passed | See all certifications »




| | |

Release Date:

8 November 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adelante mi amor  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 1, 1946 with Ray Milland reprising his film role. See more »


Mr. Phillips: I'm not happy. I'm not happy at all!
See more »


References Test Pilot (1938) See more »


Dream Lover
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Sung and hummed by Claudette Colbert
Introduced in The Love Parade (1929)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Smart, sassy and romantic
5 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Definitely in my all time top 10. The Milland/Colbert pairing is fantastic, there is wonderful chemistry between the two stars but it is Colbert who as the independent career woman Augusta Nash launched me on my love of 1930's/1940's films and I would recommend this as a fabulous example of what films of that era have to offer a modern audience.

The opening sequences set the adventurous and romantic tone of the movie. The scenes in Maxim's and the in the horse drawn carriage on Monmartre are wonderfully romantic as Tom (Milland) plots to overcome Augusta's business only attitude. A fabulous film which gets home the patriotic message needed as WWII commenced without ever overwhelming the wonderful adventurous story.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Arise My Love lukefan
Discuss Arise, My Love (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: