Sounds like you're in the mood for "History is Made at Night"!
This movie really has it all... it starts out as a fun, romantic comedy with a little suspense thrown in. Very light and frothy.
Then it gets serious. It turns into a romance-meets-tragedy-melodrama with just a hint of comedy.
THEN it gets even MORE serious. It turns into a heavy melodrama, with a little adventure and a lot of romance.
Take my word for it-- this movie will leave you in a state of emotional shock! You will cry, laugh, sit on the edge of your seat, giggle and weep! It's one of the most action packed, fast paced, I-bet-you'll-never-guess-what's-going-to-happen-next movies I've ever seen!
Now what could make a movie that feels like 10 great movies packed into one, even better?! It stars Jean Arthur and Charles Boyer! (And with an outstanding supporting performance by the always wonderful Leo Carillo) It is, as far as I know, not available on DVD and never shown on TCM. I lucked out and found it on Amazon on VHS a little while ago. It was in pristine condition, so I transferred it to DVD right away, ensuring I'll always have a good copy of it if my VHS ever fails!
If you ever get a chance to see the film (the VHS tape says "Warner Home Video" so hopefully it will be one of the lucky movies to be released on DVD by Warner soon!) you absolutely HAVE to! It's definitely in my top ten films now.
I don't usually do reviews of films, but after watching this one I just had to come write about it here! It was so spectacular-- one of those films where you don't "watch it" you "experience it"... I really hope everybody gets the chance to see this soon (or has seen it and can gush in the comments!) because it really is just fantastic.
ps. If you've seen the film, or if you're the type that doesn't mind spoilers- I highly recommend looking at the movie reviews of this film on imdb.com. A lot of people have brought up exceptional points about the film that I missed -- I was too enamored with the surface of the film to see beyond its lovely romanticism... here's the link (but watch out! a lot of these reviews DO contain spoilers!)